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What makes scientists tick? Diana Beech, a self-described “researcher researching research”, tells Catie Lichten on an article published on Research Europe about her project on uncovering “core values” and their influence on science funding.

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The European Parliament has today with a large majority rejected the multiannual financial framework proposed by the European Council.

The Parliament voted with a majority of 506 of a total 690 votes in favour of vetoing the budget, which foresaw a substantial reduction of the EU’s budget. The Council proposal’s minor increase for research and innovation funding was quoted by many MEPs as their main reason for rejecting the proposal.

“We cannot stop at the 2013 level with research spending,” said Anne Jensen, a Danish liberal MEP. “We have to increase spending in this area to deliver on Europe’s targets of boosting competitiveness and creating growth.”

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THE government is committed to increasing funding for science and technology research and development programmes so as to attain the recommended minimum of one per cent of the Gross Domestic Products (GDP).
Speaking at the fifth graduation ceremony of St Joseph's University in Dar es Salaam where 398 graduates were awarded degrees and diplomas in engineering, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said since 2011 the government has increased research funding up to 30bn/- annually.
In this financial year the budget stand at 35bn/-. "We are striving for a modern economy that entails the use of science and technology. In order to develop experts in these fields, our education system must be re-oriented towards emphasising on science and mathematics subjects," Mr Pinda stressed.

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