Sunday, November 30, 2008

Italian academia

Parco Burcina
Originally uploaded by tizianoj
A beautiful photo of the place in which I grew up made me think about how messy the condition of Italian academia is. On 11/29, a group of researchers from Bologna started the brilliant initiative of laying down the photos of about 1800 young researchers, most of them in their 30s as I am, so that people would literally walk on their faces while strolling in Bologna. The initiative is meant to indicate that the lack of stability and financial and professional rewards in Italian academia is such that researchers feels like if they are 'walked on' on a daily basis. Good luck to them!

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