Peru: Ministry of Science to boost scientific and economic production | News | ANDEAN
A Ministry of Science and Technology will reverse Peru’s low rates of scientific production, thus having a positive impact on the national economy in addition to preventing brain drain,
According to Montoya, IPEN – along with the rest of the members – would review the proposals, offer their contributions and opinions, thus completing the legislative initiative.
Supported by a ministry – he stressed – investments in science would be optimized and there would be better coordination between all research institutes – now dispersed – as well as universities and private institutions.
“Currently, sectorization and disarticulation do not allow us to work well. Supported by a ministry, there will also be decisions at the highest level,” said Montoya.
In addition, the scientist said that there is evidence that a ministry promotes a country’s scientific output, such as Argentina and Brazil, both of which to date are regional countries working – for example – in the production of COVID-19 vaccines.
âSome time ago, South Korea was poorer than Peru. Then she created a ministry and her scientific output took off, and now they’re across the heavens. It’s time to stop selling non-value added products. This is what will happen by boosting scientific production, âhe noted.
Finally, Montoya said that thanks to this new panorama, the brain drain and their contributions to the national economy will be avoided.