Nobel Winners Urge President to Save Argentina’s Scientific Future: A Letter to the President

Argentine organizations criticize the firing of science employees

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

The letter stated that members of the National Agency for the Promotion of Research, Technological Development, and Innovation condemn termination of labor contracts and cuts made by the government in CONICET. They emphasize that having strong infrastructure for science is essential to prevent helplessness and vulnerability and enable technological advancement and workforce training.

The authors also mentioned that over 50,000 national public administration workers have been laid off during this time, with another 70,000 contracts not being renewed. They urged the government to restore constrained budgets and stressed that economic and social progress is directly linked to public investment in science and technology.

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