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Aarhus University to investigate political pressure on researchers

According to a survey carried out by Danish newspaper Politiken, just over seven per cent of the country's researchers have encountered political pressure in connection with scientific advice to government agencies.

2018.02.07 | Anne Pletschette Langer

Rector Brian Bech Nielsen

Rekcor Brian Bech Nielsen wishes to investigate whether researchers at Aarhus University encount political pressure in connection with scientific advice to government agencies. Photo: Lars Kruse.

According to the rector, this is completely unacceptable, and he now wishes to map the extent of the problem at Aarhus University. After that, the rector wishes to initiate discussion that may lead to specific initiatives on the best course of action for researchers in such situations and how to raise the alarm.

Aarhus University to investigate political pressure on researchers (in Danish)

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