Diana Morant, Who replaced Pedro Duque at the head of the science portfolio in 2021, and whose most notable achievement was the approval of Science law, acquired by Pedro Sanchez with expanded powers. He will not only remain at the helm of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, but will also manage the department Universitieswhich in the last legislature had a different ministry and was headed by Joan Soberance.
Morant, Secretary General of the Socialist Party of Valencia (PSPV) since 2014, will be the only representative of the Valencian community in Sánchez’s government, arriving having led the government. Mayor of Gandia For six years, from 2015 to 2021. Before that point, she was a councilor for the Municipality of the Valencian Coast, where she was born in 1980.
But Morant did not start his career in politics. Titled K Communications Engineer She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and before jumping into the public field, she worked as an engineer in a private company.
She was distinguished during her term as minister Appreciation and work. Continue the work started by Pedro Duque to implement Science lawWhich was finally approved during his term, on August 25, 2022. The law is characterized by protecting funding for research work (1.25% of GDP until 2030), reducing bureaucracy in requesting aid and providing job stability for scientists and workers, in order to stop job insecurity in Leading sector.
Likewise, it has been promoted Space sector With the establishment of the Spanish Space Agency and increased Spanish investment in ESA programmes.
Moreover, thanks to European funds and a larger Spanish contribution, it was able to manage Bigger budget Department of History Sciences with €3,991 million in 2023, an increase of 4% over the previous year.