Lack of equipment problem for Danish research
Danish research suffers from old and badly maintained scientific equipment. The researchers within the natural sciences see this as a problem for their competitiveness.
This is presented in a report following an investigation started in 2002 by the Danish Natural Science Research Council (SNF). The analysis shows that there is a need for scientific equipment to an amount of 1 billion DKK over the next three years.
-Old and worn equipment is not only a problem for research itself, but also for the training of tomorrows researchers, says chair of SNF, professor John Renner Hansen of the Niels Bohr Institute.