09.05.2014

Barañao signed an agreement with the University of Burgos

The aim is to promote scientific and technological research in the field of prehistoric archeology and train human and scientific resources. The signing was part of the tour of the Minister of Science to Italy and Spain.

Barañao signed an agreement with the University of Burgos

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao signing the agreement with the University of Burgos to promote scientific and technological research in the field of prehistoric archeology.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao finished today in Burgos the official mission to Spain and Italy with the aim of strengthening ties in science and technology. The tour, which began on May 5 in Rome, was attended by the National Director of International Relations of the Ministry, Águeda Menvielle.

"We are part of an evolution process", said Minister Barañao

Barañao met today with the rector of the University of Burgos, Alfonso Murillo Villar, to sign a framework agreement for academic exchange and cooperation to strengthen the scientific and technological research in the area of prehistoric archeology and develop human and scientific resources. The initiative will include the exchange of students, teachers, information and joint research work Also, both parties agreed to promote the formation of Argentine youth fellows and researchers in archaeological excavation, research and dissemination.

"We are part of an evolution process", said Minister Barañao in relation to the agreement signed. In addition, the official said: "The work in this area will allow us to better understand some characteristics of our species, relevant to develop broader coexistence guidelines on a planet with more than seven billion people".

Moreover, the head of the ministry of Science signed a cooperation agreement with the Natural History Foundation Félix de Azara, the Atapuerca Foundation, the Siglo Foundation for Tourism and the Arts in Castilla y León and the University of Burgos for dissemination of the thematic on human evolution.

Also, in the morning, Barañao visited in that city the deposits in the Sierra de Atapuerca, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO; the National Research Center on Human Evolution (CENIEH) and the Museum of Human Evolution.

Moreover, the Minister Barañao met yesterday in Madrid with the Secretary of Research, Carmen Vela, to discuss the progress of science cooperation between Argentina and Spain and future challenges in different fields of research.

It is noteworthy that the official mission began on May 5 in Rome, where the Minister of Science signed with the president of the National Research Council (CNR), Prof. Luigi Nicolais, an interinstitutional agreement for the creation of an Argentine-Italian center on maritime and ocean research. Barañao met on the sixth day with the Minister of Education, University and Research, Stefania Giannini, to review issues related to the binational agenda in scientific and technological matters. Finally, it is worth mentioning that Barañao made in the same city a presentation at the Italo -Latin American Institute (ILAI) about Argentina science policy; he met with Argentine researchers living in Italy under the Programme RAICES (Network of Argentine Researchers and Scientists living Abroad) and spoke with the industrial designer Tomás Maldonado.

About International Cooperation

It is worth mentioning that Argentina and Italy held a bond of cooperation in science and technology since 1997. Within the cooperation programme it should be mentioned the initiative called "mobility of researchers" carried out between the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Italian Foreign Affairs (MAE), with 126 projects already implemented. In addition, it should be mentioned: The call Projects of Scientific and Technology Research (PICT International ICES -International Center for Earth Sciences), the creation of the International Design Center of Knowledge "Tomás Maldonado" in the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation and the cooperation between companies. Finally, both countries participated in about 70 projects funded with contributions from the European Union.

Regarding Spain, Argentina has maintained a long history of scientific and technological cooperation since 1972. 35 projects (22 implemented projects and 13 under execution) in the framework of the "mobility of researchers" modality and 15 Scientific and Technology Research Projects (PICT International). In addition, agreements with Spanish centers as the Center for Industrial Technological Development of Spain (CDTI) and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona are registered. Both countries are involved bilaterally in 91 projects funded by the European Union. Under the Ibero-American multilateral programme of Science and Technology for Development (CYTED - IBEROEKA), dozens of innovative projects approved with the participation of recognized Argentine and Spanish technological-based companies are registered.

Finally, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Argentina, Spain and Portugal in 2014 in the area of nanotechnology with the participation of the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL, located in Braga, Portugal.

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