Friday, September 22, 2006

R&D in Austria

Never has so much money been invested in science and research in Austria as in 2006, the country's Minister for Education, Science and Culture Ms. Elisabeth Gehrertold journalists on 21 September 2006. Science and research are benefiting from almost one euro in six, she said, citing studies showing that Austrians support this investment. Surveys show that Austrians support investment in research, according to the minister. Some 90 per cent of 4,500 respondents questioned recently agreed that Austrian scientists are making progress possible, while 89 per cent said that they see scientists as achievement-oriented.
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