2006 - Last year was a year of solid good work. The number of publications has grown again, as shown in the graph below. With 276 papers in 2006 produced by 134 scientists, we crossed the point of 2 papers per scientist. This might be easy to achieve in a small, exclusive institute, but in the case of a large national laboratory it requires maintaining a high level in all its departments. Our scientific achievement over the last few years was appreciated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education awarding IPJ the first category among physics institutes.
2004 - There is always a temptation while writing a Foreword to the Annual Report of a big research institute to address the big issues of the scientific policy in the country in which you operate. The declared policy in our country is to follow the Lisbon declaration, to increase the funding of research at an accelerating pace, so as to reach soon the goal of 3% of GNP. Along with that declaration, there is a steady decrease of the funding, the present state budget providing about 0,3% GNP with some wishful thinking about the private industry doing the rest. No comments. We can invite foreigners for various survival courses, fashionable in extreme sports but less attractive in normal daily life.