Job Change Lands Egyptian Scientist in Legal Battle

Jennifer covers palaeontology, evolutionary biology, and science policy from the UK and Canada.

Misr University for Science & Technology (MUST) near Cairo has filed suit against one of its former employees, Rania Siam, claiming that her resignation damaged its reputation and caused it to forfeit a grant. Siam has been ordered by an Egyptian court to pay MUST $63,000. The feud casts a spotlight on what kind of compensation universities can claim when a promising faculty member jumps ship.

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