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Pursued researchers : Green call for more commitment to academic freedom

The Greens in the Bundestag are calling for a more active role of the Federal government for the freedom of Science. Abroad, the need to support critical scientists and scientists who are harassed or persecuted, "in the context of their diplomatic ways", - said in a motion that will bring the green group on Friday in the Bundestag. Missions in countries that restrict the freedom of Science, should employ additional staff for science policy. It should report regularly on the progress of the research and academic freedom, as well as the threat of students and researchers.

"the World's autocrats are trying to put the free spirit in chains,“ explains Kai Gehring, science policy spokesman of the group, the application. If scientists "with their research claims to sovereignty in question", would you be intimidated in many places and threatened - whether it's social Sciences, the Gender or climate research.

CEU, Brexit: "proposals for the European research area"

The freedom of Science will long be attacked even in Europe, said Gehring. "The departure of the CEU in Budapest and the Brexit are bitter blows to our common European research area." Neo-nationalists tried that, "the achievements of the last decades, to undo". Now to provide you with the forehead, apply with more international exchange of science.

In Germany, should be persecuted and the refugees scientists better prospects than previously, "so that they can continue their work in safety without fear" – even after the expiry of special programs. Philipp Schwartz Initiative of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation must be able to double the number of their scholarships. Before the pressure that is sometimes exerted from their countries of origin, would have to exiles, are to be protected in this country. Of the policy the Greens call for, to deal with such "acts of intimidation" at the intergovernmental level.

appeal, experts are not targeted

to poach at the same time, the applicant is warned, "to sever Connections in the research and science area of rashly". Rather, it is necessary to maintain contacts between companies in order to power, even if rulers, distance would be kept. In particular, from structurally weak regions, Expert, and should not be poached, for example, but in terms of Brain Circulation in an exchange on eye-level are included.

The Green urge to make German universities more attractive – and thus also for international guests and Applicants. To a better career prospects, below the level of professorship should arise, this would also attract German returnees from abroad. Also, it lacks institutions with sufficient diversity and equal opportunities. Lack of gender justice and to a few only of academics as well as students and teachers with a migration history have so far been reluctant, many international top applications.

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would have to offer more English courses but also more courses in English in order to be internationally attractive. For a "world-open country for open science" – the title of the Green application need, it is also universal and Walt, in which "English as a global language of science" is spoken.

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