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Researchers welcome plan to ‘relaunch’ Italian science

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Decree promises 5,000 extra research posts and funding bonanza for universities

An extraordinary plan to hire almost 5,000 early-career researchers before the end of the year has been welcomed by Italy’s academic community.

The plan is part of a “relaunch decree” that was approved by Italy’s council of ministers on 13 May and is undergoing final minor revisions. It is expected to be published this week in the Gazzetta Ufficiale, the government’s news bulletin.

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