Olof Hallonsten: Corporate culture has no place in academia

The eyes of the world are on the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm for the announcement of the Nobel prize in medicine, but an ugly medical scandal lurks in the background. The case of Paolo Macchiarini involved the deaths of multiple patients and several instances of research fraud, and has exposed the misdeeds of a single professor. But it also demonstrates the risks of academic capitalism: a global trend that turns… Read more
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