Researchers and academics across Europe call for new commission to change the name of ‘innovation and youth’ portfolio

Scientists are demanding the new job title of commissioner designate Mariya Gabriel be changed to “Education, Research, Innovation and Youth,” with a petition signed by more than 8,000 scientists, university heads and academics across Europe, protesting the decision of European Commission’s president-elect Ursula von der Leyen to subsume education and research under a new portfolio for “innovation and youth”.

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Source: Science|Business