P. C. Hodgson
Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2001 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200107)13:12/13<865::AID-ADMA865>3.0.CO;2-7
Two-thirds of research and development activities in New Zealand are funded by the government. The Minister of Research, Science, and Technology, the Honorable Pete Hodgson, explains why. Not just science policy is discussed in his essay, also many examples of New Zealand's finest materials science research are mentioned. The interlinking of economy, politics, and research, as well as the way forward towards a flourishing global presence in the future, are discussed.