Barañao "science can contribute to the generation of quality employment and social inclusion tool"

The Minister inaugurated the seminar series 2012 of the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME) of CONICET.

Minister Barañao during the opening speech at IByME
The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation Lino Barañao, said today that "science and technology can contribute to the generation of quality employment as a tool for social inclusion. Moving towards a knowledge-based society can make the country a fairer place. " The statements were made during the opening of the seminar series 2012 of the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IBYME) of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). 

 During the opening speech, the minister outlined the policies in science and technology that the Ministry carried out from December 2007. He stressed that "Nestor Kirchner was the first president to worry about the working conditions and wages of Argentine researchers", adding that countries best placed on the world map "are those who managed to articulate knowledge in wealth creation." 

 Referring to how to do research in Argentina, Barañao warned that "society pays the salary of the investigator to obtain information or to resolve problems. The only purpose of science in the country can not be the publication of papers and contribution to universal knowledge. Post a necessary but not sufficient to position the country in the world. " 

At the end, and before answering questions from investigators, the holder of the portfolio of science exemplified the work of the Ministry stating that "in 2008 had a deficit of 120,000 m2 of laboratory product of an abandonment of 30 years. Today we have 60,000 m2 in execution and plan to meet the debt over the next two years.

 The Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine was founded on March 14, 1944 by Dr. Bernardo A. Houssay. It is a public welfare institution aimed at propelling the advancement of life sciences and experimental medicine, through research and training of human resources, strengthening links with national and international institutions pursuing similar purposes.


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