The Danger in Politicizing Research
Monday, 19 April 2021
President Joko Widodo separated the National Research and Innovation Agency from the ministry of research and technology. A decision heavily influenced by his political party’s interest.
THE National Research and Innovation Agency, or BRIN, ideally should not be established to serve the needs of the elite in the ruling political party. A research organization should be unshackled by ideology to allow it to be a place for people to think freely and independently.
In separating the BRIN from the ministry of research and technology, the whiff of political aroma comes out too strongly. President Joko Widodo is placing too high...
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