SISSA Closing Day

November 13, 2008 - Leave a Response

We attach the official Communite with which PhD Students, researchers and Professors of SISSA-ISAS partecipate to the general strike involving University and Resarch workers, planned for tomorrow.

“14 Novembre 2008: SISSA Closing Day
Estremamente preoccupati per i tagli all’Università ed alla Ricerca conseguenti alla legge 133/08, gli Studenti del Dottorato, i Ricercatori ed i Professori della SISSA di Trieste aderiranno allo sciopero generale dell’Università indetto per il giorno 14 novembre 2008. Inoltre saranno presenti in piazza dell’Unità d’Italia, dalle ore 9.30 alle ore 15.00 con un evento denominato “SISSA Closing Day”: accoglieranno la cittadinanza triestina con lezioni, esposizioni delle loro ricerche ed altro materiale informativo. Il titolo dell’evento vuole denunciare l’inevitabile “chiusura” di tante attività di ricerca di questo prestigioso istituto se i tagli
previsti verranno confermati.
Con questo evento vogliamo sottolineare inoltre l’importanza della ricerca scientifica per la società, le sue ricadute pratiche ed in particolare le gravi conseguenze che i tagli al fondo di ricerca previsti nella legge 133/08 avranno sullo sviluppo del paese.
Invitiamo caldamente tutti gli interessati a partecipare all’evento.”

closing day

Look at this!

November 9, 2008 - Leave a Response

This is a parody of homepage of Italian Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca. Tragicomic page.

La Ricerca Calpestata

October 31, 2008 - Leave a Response

Our blog is now linked in La Ricerca Calpestata website, more precisely here! I warmly suggest you to go there and adhere to their initiative!

Ackowledgements published

October 31, 2008 - Leave a Response

A new section (Slogans) has been opened, to collect slogans and sentences to be used according to one’s will. The use of such phrases into scientific papers is a debated theme; nevertheless, the G4 members decided to produce them according to the requests received, and leave the decision to do so to the scientists’ conscience.

All the readers of this blog are of course invited to propose their own slogans, wich will be eventually published after the Majority’s approval.

World News page activated

October 30, 2008 - Leave a Response

A new page of this blog -World News- has been open to collect links to international newspapers concerning the protest of school and university in Italy. Take a look!

SIB on Facebook!

October 30, 2008 - Leave a Response

We created a Facebook group to spread the Word better. Ther reference is here.

Enjoy!🙂

Your last slide!

October 30, 2008 - Leave a Response

In the section MATERIALS you can download the SIB slide (various formats available).

This slide is meant to be the LAST slide in your talk, where you can say a few words about the disastrous situation of Italian research. If you agree with our initiative, please spread the word!

You’ll also find the SIB logo and the tables separately.

The source for the first chart in the slide is OECD, for second is EUROSTAT.

The full Nature reference is: vol 455, Issue 7215, p835

GDP: gross domestic product (Prodotto interno lordo)

OECD: Organization for economic cooperation and development (=OCSE)

R&D: research and development

It started!

October 30, 2008 - Leave a Response

The Save Italian Brains blog is now ready to give you nice tools to express your protest at best!

In the following days/hours you’ll be able to find in this blog pictures and materials you can put in your slides, papers etc. to make your disappoinment against the government’s cuts manifest.

We’re still setting our war machine up, so check the site often!

(from PhDComics)