Outreach: Local Problems Are a Low Research Priority. Nielsen, O. J. 544(7648):35.
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[Excerpt] You ask what science can do [...] suggesting that it would be useful to work with local communities on research problems that could improve [...] quality of life (Nature 542, 391; 2017). I disagree. [...] Universities are global institutions that have the primary objectives of creating knowledge and educating people to continue the development of our societies. Building stronger links with local society and solving local problems should never be a priority for any university.
@article{nielsenOutreachLocalProblems2017,
  title = {Outreach: Local Problems Are a Low Research Priority},
  author = {Nielsen, Ole J.},
  date = {2017-04},
  journaltitle = {Nature},
  volume = {544},
  pages = {35},
  issn = {0028-0836},
  doi = {10.1038/544035e},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1038/544035e},
  abstract = {[Excerpt] You ask what science can do [...] suggesting that it would be useful to work with local communities on research problems that could improve [...] quality of life (Nature 542, 391; 2017). I disagree. [...] Universities are global institutions that have the primary objectives of creating knowledge and educating people to continue the development of our societies. Building stronger links with local society and solving local problems should never be a priority for any university.},
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  number = {7648}
}
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