Urgent Call to Reincorporate NACITI: Nobel Prize Winners Condemn Budget Cuts and Their Impact on Argentina’s Scientific Future.

Argentine organizations criticize the firing of science employees

In the face of labor contract terminations and budget cuts to the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), members of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation are urging reincorporation. They are also condemning these actions that threaten the country’s scientific sectors.

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

The letter emphasizes that reducing budgets for CONICET and national universities reflects a dramatic devaluation of citizens and their future in Argentina. The authors stress the importance of having strong infrastructure for science 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, they mention that over 50,000 national public administration workers have been laid off during this time, with another 70,000 contracts not being renewed.

In the face of labor contract terminations and budget cuts to the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), members of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation are urging reincorporation. They are also condemning these actions that threaten the country’s scientific sectors. Recently, over 60 Nobel Prize winners…

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