In my new role as an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arizona, I’ve focused increasing interest on the historical and theoretical underpinnings of science journalism. Methodological remarks stated above notwithstanding, this is the only study of brain drain in Croatia for the offered period conducted by the Ministry of Science and Technology. As early as 1993, the Ministry of Science and Technology accepted an initiative by professor Greta Pifat-Mrzljak to monitor and unite the Croatian scientific diaspora, and to establish high good quality contacts through various modes of cooperation.
This database was designed in cooperation with the National and University Library, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Croatian Heritage Foundation, with participation from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and the Ministry of Culture. This is not surprising when it is taken into account that the Bologna procedure encompasses all elements of the greater education and, respectively, science technique in Croatia and therefore calls for all obtainable organizing and human sources.
This try aimed at starting systematic monitoring of Croatian scientific diaspora by collecting their contacts via individual acquaintances, diplomatic missions, literature, informal university channels and so on. Regrettably, this referee pool has never ever been correctly employed by the Ministry of Science and Technology. After 5 days I referred to as and found out they had been misplaced on someone’s desk all week.
In the meantime the idea of a Referee pool, or the establishment of the Congress has been discussed with many institutions (Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Ministry of Science and some associations), but these discussions never ever came to the realization phase. The RCF studies are being run according to USDA regulations and will enable alter based on science.
The Conference BULTRIB’15 is organized by the Society of Bulgarian Tribologists and the Faculty of Industrial Technology at the Technical University in the period 11 – 13 September 2015 in the Resort Residence of the Technical University in Sozopol, a picturesque town on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria. I have searched all the significant news sources and none have reported any new developments after November 1st. Update: It is now January 12, 2010 and there are no new reports or news about this story.