TALLINN - The new President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Tarmo Soomere has said that that funding of Estonian science will decrease by nearly a third over the next five years and that means big layoffs, according to Estonian news service Eesti Paevaleht.
“The problem, however, is that funding science is not in line with the state’s general rhetoric. Around 0.7-0.8 percent of Estonia’s GDP worth of taxpayers’ money is channelled to the science now. In the world, two percent is considered a reasonable financing level of science,” he said in an inter...
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