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Scientists cooperate within the Visegrad region

Added by: S. Ščepán, 27.9.2017, 532 visit

Representatives of the Academy of Sciences of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland are currently in discussion in Warsaw at a joint forum. The scientific "Quartet" has been meeting every year since 2000. All participants have committed themselves to producing a list of acute problems that complicate scientific research in individual countries and this document addresses politicians to bring about changes in the legislative process.
"We have a number of universities, but their quality is unlikely to meet the needs of society. Young people are leaving us to go abroad and we are unable to persuade them to stay, because we are unable to offer them adequate conditions. These are just a few examples of failing practice, which our colleagues from neighbouring countries have also complained about. By working together, we want to put pressure on competent people so that more efficient processes facilitate scientific research," said Professor Pavol Šajgalík, chairman of the Slovak Academy of Sciences.
This year Professor Anton Zeilinger, President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences also formed part of the group for the first time. He stressed that it would be necessary for individual countries to develop a 10-year plan of priority research areas that need to be addressed. And not on the basis of a political order, but an initiative that comes directly from the research institutions. He labelled the brains of young European researchers as the greatest asset for the future that we need to build. Other colleagues also sought answers in the debates on how to keep young researchers in their home countries.
The Czech Academy of Sciences is represented by Professor Eva Zažímalová, Polish Academy of Sciences by Professor Jerzy Duszynski and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences by Professor László Lovász. The delegation is supplemented by other members of the academy leadership as well as young scientists.

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Rokovanie predstaviteľov akadémii vied vo Varšave.
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Rokovanie predstaviteľov akadémii vied vo Varšave
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Rokovanie predstaviteľov akadémii vied vo Varšave