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With #IchBinHanna, German academia protests against a law that forces researchers out


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Fig. 1: Development of the protest and relevant political reactions.


  1. Gesetz über befristete Arbeitsverträge in der Wissenschaft (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). Bundesamt für Justiz (2020).

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Bahr, A., Blume, C., Eichhorn, K. et al. With #IchBinHanna, German academia protests against a law that forces researchers out. Nat Hum Behav 5, 1114–1115 (2021).

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