NZ scientists waiting for government's direction on research

NZ scientists waiting for government's direction on research
A preliminary report on the future direction of NZ research is due soon. (Image: Malaghan Institute)
Greg Hurrell
The government’s new Science System Advisory Group is expected to table its preliminary views on the future of scientific research in New Zealand by the end of this month.The group (SSAG) is led by Dr Peter Gluckman, formerly the first chief science adviser to the prime minister. A second report is due in October.Last year Gluckman publicly denounced Labour’s review of science, Te Ara Paerangi, as a missed opportunity that had failed to grapple with the core problems of a “grossly over-competitive” system.The Budget had...

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