Le nomine dei nuovi presidenti degli Enti di Ricerca su Nature

Italy chooses new brooms to clean up science institutes

Incoming presidents expected to champion merit-based recruitment and efficiency drives.

Edwin Cartlidge

Francesco Profumo (left) and Enrico Saggese are among those slated to take over Italy’s national institutes.
Francesco Profumo (left) and Enrico Saggese are among those slated to take over Italy’s national institutes.L: Politecnico di Torino. R: Contrasto/Eyevine

Efforts to cut nepotism and inefficiencies in Italian science may get a boost following the government’s nomination of new presidents and board members for 11 of the country’s public research institutes.

In a break with the past, when the government controlled the entire selection process, an independent committee of scientists has drawn up the shortlists, from which research minister Mariastella Gelmini has made the final choices. Researchers contacted by Nature say that the nominations, unveiled on 13 August, could lead to faster and more transparent recruitment and promotion throughout the institutes, as well as helping to protect science budgets from looming cuts… (continua a leggere su Nature.com)

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