Award of an EU grant underlines how far Slovakia has to go to build its science base

14 Dec 2022 | News

An anthropologist studying conspiracy theories is just the second researcher in the country to win a European Research Council grant, a small step forward as Slovakia struggles to improve its research system

Ela Drazkiewicz-Grodzicka, a Polish-born anthropologist, has become just the second researcher based in Slovakia to win funding from the European Research Council, a success that underlines the shortcomings of the country’s science system

Slovakia puts less than 1% of its GDP into R&D, one of the lowest in the EU. It is ahead of Romania, Malta, Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus, but near neighbours, Poland, Hungary and Czechia, all spend more and

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