the Researchers, Adami, Adams, Masszi, and McCrie, describes how the research will be to the worse, in small steps, and in through the back door. This means that we will get used to it, at a lower level of research, but to respond to it. We share the view that research in sweden has been losing ground.
a number of artikelförfattarnas proposed action would play an important role in reversing the trend.
There is a strong case to challenge the university ”successionsfilosofi, combined with a low level of ambition”, which makes difficult the recruitment of excellent researchers, and puts the brakes on innovation.
with the capacity to attract the very best researchers. Sweden has today a limited number of strong research environments, and it is of great importance for these to be further developed. Some of the areas of research and infrastructure, we can of necessity only be provided on one or a few centres of the country. Examples of this are the fysikcentrum, in Lund, sweden, and the center for life science in Stockholm and Uppsala, sweden.
the Business sector is by far the most important part of the research, over 70 per cent. The authors commend the industry now, and we have every reason to celebrate, and our research-intensive companies. However, these can never be a substitute for the state as a forskningsfinansiär. As a company, has the task to invest their money in businesses which can increase their bottom line, and this also applies to the research budget.
also , namely, to provide funds for research, education and training in the entire range from the fields of mathematics and astronomy, to the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
the Royal Swedish academy of sciences. Royal Swedish academy of sciences wants the government to increase the state of the research effort from the current 0.75 per cent of gdp to 1.0 per cent of gdp, a level which is the neighboring country of Norway have already seen. The whole of the proposed increase in state funding should go to the freedom of scientific research. As the authors write, it is a problem that the government wants to control the research by a growing number of strategic investments in a variety of areas. Of course, there may be a need for specific ventures, however, as these efforts become more comprehensive, it means that the scope of the freedom of research will be less.
. With the increase in the basanslaget, which has been given in the past forskningspropositionerna, universities have hired more and more teachers. This has led to an over-dimensioning of the system, rather than a priority. Now, to reallocate the funds to higher education institutions would reduce the resources available for access grants, which are awarded by the Swedish research council. The Swedish research council has a robust system in which the pursuit of funding for research of the highest scientific quality based on the knowledge and impartiality of the judiciary.
in Order to promote research of the highest quality, therefore, the allocations to the research council, rather than to rise sharply. We have proposed a doubling of the current 6 billion to 12 billion.
the high Quality of the research often leads to the economic development of new businesses and jobs. At the same time, it makes the world a better place in which to live.<