Spanish scientists protest to save research | Higher Education and academic research |
Researchers march in 19 cities against steadily waning science budget.


Scientists gathered in public meetings in 19 Spanish cities this morning under the slogan ‘Let’s save research’. The gatherings were called by the Letter for Science movement, a coalition that includes the main scientific organizations of the country.

According to the movement, 5,000 scientists in Madrid marched from the central building of the National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) to the economy ministry — which is responsible for science — to deliver an open letter proposing 'ten commandments', aimed at stopping “the ruin of the Spanish science system”. (...) Nature, by Michele Catanzaro, 14 june 2013