Centennial Foundation, and Brazilian Academy of Sciences On Thursday, the 23rd of this month, he submitted a document that will be sent to all presidential candidates with proposals for the region. Titled “The Importance of Science as a State Policy for Brazil’s Development,” the report ranks the current moment as “alarming,” particularly due to the shrinking of the resources of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations.
“This context has disrupted and canceled the scientific and technological ecosystem, leading to a brain drain in the country, discouraging young researchers and losing the credibility of the system,” says ABC, headed by Professor Helena Nader.
Among the recommended measures are increasing the percentage of Brazilian GDP invested in science, technology and innovation to at least 2%, which would be more than double the current rate, and training masters and doctors so that, within ten years, Brazil has 2,000 researchers per million Nessma – Today it has 900 researchers.
In addition to the numbers, the ABC recommends ensuring that technical advisors in the region participate in the three authorities, “so that public policies are designed with the contribution of knowledge on each topic.”
In education, the academy estimates that the country needs a “revolution”. It suggests, among other initiatives, valorizing the public school and the teacher’s profession. It also calls for ensuring a strong budget for public universities and technical institutes, as well as increasing the value of master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral scholarships from CNPq, Capes and research support institutions, which are outdated by inflation.
“We can’t rely on who has a pen in hand. We need government policy and subsidies for that,” Helena Nader noted when presenting the document at an event in Rio de Janeiro.
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