Europe’s New Research Chief: Yes, I Can « Ninth Level Ireland
“She had been on the job for barely a few hours, but during a 1-hour chat with a dozen reporters yesterday the woman who will hold Europe’s top science policy job for the next 5 years oozed self-confidence and a can-do attitude. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the Irish politician who was confirmed as the E.U’s new Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science on Tuesday, promised to tackle all of the intractable problems in E.U. science policy – but she avoided going into details …” (more)
[Martin Enserink, Science Insider, 11 February]
Let’s hope she understands how science itself works, and the long timelines for a return on R and D.
More on her here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1ire_Geoghegan-Quinn