Academics ask students to analyze the impact of the new public law of science and technology on the future of young researchers

Researchers David Romero Camarena And Brenda Valderrama They gave the conversation The Impact of the General Law of Science, Technology and Innovation on the Future of Young Researchersin it UNAM Institute of Physical Sciences, Morelos, in which they analyzed the potential implications of the new general science law for scientific research and the generation of new jobs for newly graduated researchers.

David Romero opened the talk with an explanation of the scope of the new science law, which he called “a hybrid between a public law, a science and technology law, and above all, they add a public think tank law.

Researcher Genome Science Center He added from UNAM that there are seven points in the law that cause concern, and pointed to the importance of new generations of researchers analyzing the law and raising their voices to have a decent future.

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“There will be a significant reduction in the job supply, and obviously the training of doctoral researchers now is much greater than the employment opportunities, without a funding commitment like the one that existed at the end of the 20th century, as there was in the case of bringing new researchers into state universities, it will be difficult to find On places, there will be few possibilities for professional development, “he emphasized.

Another point highlighted by the researcher is the possibility of scientific research becoming rigid and biased, because government projects will be promoted at the expense of basic sciences. “We believe that the research agendas will be highly targeted and decided by the Conasit Board of Directors,” he said.

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Another concern cited by David Romero is discrimination against students and academics at private universities, they will no longer be able to access project funding, which violates their human rights and is a matter of litigation. Another point is a possible crisis in the national system of researchers, as there is a growing uncertainty due to frequent changes in the system’s regulations.

For her part, Dr. Brenda Valderrama urged young students to learn about the new law and inform themselves responsibly, in addition to putting on the table that the task of the new generations is to open dialogue tables about this new law to question the new law.

“Indifference comes from ignorance, and that’s why we’re here, educating ourselves and speaking up; it doesn’t matter that some personalities get upset, for you we make those efforts, build alternatives, do surveys, do articles, share, and create new networks.”

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