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Danish academy urges against political priorities for research


Push for more control would be counterproductive, science academy president says

Politicians must continue to trust researchers to spot the most promising areas of their fields, the president of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters said on 10 September.

Mogens Høgh Jensen came out in defence of researcher-led work after the minister of education and research, Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, said politicians should decide which green research priorities will receive around 750 million Danish kroner (€99m) in funding.

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