Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024
Argentine organizations criticize the firing of science employees

The termination of labor contracts and cuts made by the government in the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) have been condemned by members of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation. They are calling for “Reincorporation now. Everyone here is needed!”

Recently, over 60 Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, Economics, Medicine, and Physics have expressed concerns about the impact of measures promoted by the government on the development of Argentina. In a letter addressed to the president, renowned researchers from various nations warned that Argentina’s scientific sectors are approaching a dangerous precipice, which could have negative effects on both the country and the world.

The letter states that they fear that Argentina is abandoning its scientists, students, and future leaders in the area. They are concerned that the reduction of budgets for CONICET and National Universities reflects a dramatic devaluation of citizens and the future of Argentina. The authors emphasize that having strong infrastructure for science is crucial to prevent helplessness and vulnerability and enable technological advancement and workforce training.

The letter concludes by stressing that economic and social progress is directly linked to public investment in science and technology. The authors urge the government to restore constrained budgets, warning that freezing research programs and reducing student numbers will destroy a system that took years to build. Additionally, over 50,000 national public administration workers have been laid off during this time

By Aiden Nguyen

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