Indonesia’s sweeping restructuring of science sector faces criticism

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By Kate Lamb and Stanley Widianto JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s government is facing criticism from some top scientists and lawmakers that a sweeping restructuring bringing together the country’s leading science and technology institutes could undermine research efforts. The policy will see half a dozen science, technology and research institutes integrated into a National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), a move the government hopes will improve access to resources and funding, and boost competitiveness. “It is clear that Indonesian research is far from the level of even our surroundin…

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