PM concerned over aging scientists

ArmenPress
March 12 2004

PRIME MINISTER CONCERNED OVER AGING SCIENTISTS

YEREVAN, MARCH 12, ARMENPRESS: Armenian prime minister Andranik
Margarian praised today the work of the National Academy of Sciences
for its huge activities to present the country to the international
community. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Academy, the prime
minister said the government is ready to discuss with scientists ways
to improve science management and reform the sector, but expressed
his concerns over the aging staff of universities and research
institutes.
One of the ways to improve this situation, according to the prime
minister, is that all post-graduate and doctoral students should work
for their alma maters. One of the good news was his announcement that
research institutes staff are going to get higher wages beginning
from mid-year. The overall staff of Academy-affiliated institutes is
3,911 people, by 484 fewer than a year ago.

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