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Romania searches for footing in public science engagement.

Feature article by Miruna Amza and Iris Opris published in Spokes#1, Fall 2013

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The question is how to channel the expertise gained from EU projects like RestartEdu and PLACES, the authors argued, and how to tailor a science and innovation infrastructure suited to Romania’s historical, geographical, political and economic context.

The article touches on poverty-driven innovation, brain drain or local initiatives to reform the educational system and paints the picture of the 2013 Romanian science engagement landscape, before suggesting a possible way forward.

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  • Romania
  • science centre
  • science engagement