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From the Times Higher Education (THE). The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has published a report highlighting that some of the brightest students now eschew a career in academia because of poor working conditions. “It’s really serious for science if many of these brightest young people are choosing not to go into science or are dropping out early,” an OECD analyst told THE. While countries need flexible academic labour to remain competitive in research, this has resulted in a global race to the bottom, warns the OECD.

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