Eugene Gerden is an international freelance writer, who specializes in covering global chemistry and physics industries. He graduated from the law department of the St. Petersburg State University and has worked for several industry titles.
Government aims to develop struggling industry by attracting foreign investment
Leading chemist dismissed after criticising federal science agency
Legislation to prevent overseas ‘talent scouts’ from operating in the country has backing at the highest levels
Reform will see academies merged and competitive bidding for research money
Protesters conduct a symbolic funeral to decry state interference in science academies
Steady increase in funding from industry gives universities opportunities to pursue new research
Programme is targeting fields such as advanced biofuels and smart grids that already have clear leaders, group says