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Greek scholar riles academic colleagues

  

Academic’s newspaper article attacks EU funding scheme and annoys colleagues

An opinion piece by Walter Lapini, a professor of ancient Greek literature at the University of Genoa, has sparked outrage in the academic community in Italy

Published in the daily newspaper Corriere della Sera on 4 January, it compares European Research Council funding schemes to the lottery and accuses the recipients of trying to jump the funding queue.

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