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Italy news roundup: 4-17 May

The latest headlines in Italian research policy and funding, from our correspondent Fabio Turone.

Full-time professors in trouble over consulting jobs

More 400 full-time professors of engineering, architecture and chemistry are being targeted by an investigation led by Italy’s Court of Auditors, that will soon widen to other faculties. According to media reports, the professors are accused of working for private companies without the mandatory authorisation. So far, 172 professors have been asked to transfer a total of €42 million in earnings to their home universities. The earnings come from consultancy work performed while working on a full-time contract that forbids such work.

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