Thursday, April 22, 2010

Icelandic volcano ash

Academics in Europe are also victims of Icelandic volcano ash. Our workplace was supposed to be hosting a couple of leading economists from the US from today until early next week, but they canceled the visit to Stockholm. My colleague visiting from Italy told me his home university has had lots of cancellation of seminar talks as speakers cannot fly to Italy. Another colleague is currently stranded in East Asia where he presented his research.

Inviting researchers from universities abroad is an essential part of academic life, to keep up with the latest advances in research. The volcano in Iceland interrupts us from doing this.

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