Institutes for Advanced Studies: A fig leaf?

In an article in the online portal, Giovanni Galizia emphasizes the importance of independent research.

The number of Institutes for Advanced Studies has increased significantly in Germany in recent years. “This is a good development”, says Giovanni Galizia, “because freedom for blue-sky research (basic research) in a protected space is necessary. However, this trend is also an alarming symptom of the fact that such free spaces are becoming increasingly rare in our universities. We should take countermeasures!“

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