The Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant, has assumed this Tuesday as the main challenge of her portfolio that of supporting scientific and university talent and improving the financing of research, development and innovation (R&D&I). and higher education
“In the next four years we will continue to prioritize science, innovation and university training: increasing and ensuring financing for our research centers and universities, increasing public-private collaboration in R&D&I, recovering the talent that left , expanding rights for the research and teaching community and promoting open, ethical science with values“, he stated.
Morant made these reflections during the event held at the Ministry’s main headquarters, in which he also received the Universities portfolio from his predecessor, Joan Subirats, who recognized that The natural site of the universities is next to science, as it is a place of training, but also where 75 percent of Spanish research is carried out.
The minister has praised the work of Subirats at the head of Universities and has valued the work “side by side” and the “excellent” coordination that has existed between them in recent years and has celebrated among his successes the reformist drive in higher education and that has reversed cuts in public funding for universities.
The first vice president and Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, and the new head of Industry, Jordi Hereu, also joined the event, as well as the president of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Eloísa del Pino, and representatives of several universities and scientific organizations.