UAdeC Researchers Analyze the Preliminary Draft for CONACyT General Law Initiative on Humanities, Sciences, Technologies and Innovation

In order to analyze and discuss the Preliminary Draft of the General Law Initiative on Humanities, Science, Technology and Innovation (LGHCTI), the Office of Research and Postgraduate Studies of the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila conducted a conference with researchers from the various fields of study.

Cristóbal Noé Aguilar González, Research and Postgraduate Studies VP, emphasized that, although 2020 was a difficult year in science and technology due to the new dynamics that condition the development of activities for accessing funds, our University complied with the guidelines to continue working and achieve the objectives.

He added that the round-table conversation opens up a space to reflect on the impact for scientific, technological, innovation activities within the UAdeC following the implementation of the General Law on Humanities, Sciences, Technologies and Innovation.

Aguilar stated that the document included a description of the Human Right to Science, the importance of state policy in science and technology, regarding the National System of Humanities, Science, Technologies and Innovation, the federal authorities, the National System of Public Centers.

Also, the public mechanisms and instruments for the promotion and support of scientific, technological and humanistic research, as well as the National Information System, the archives of the National Register and some transitional sections.

For his part, David Castro Lugo, Associate VP of Research at UAdeC, appreciated the participation of the researchers and stressed that their contributions will be of great importance to improve the project presented in science, technology, humanities and innovation.

Castro added that it was extremely important that the university community has a proposal or position on this Law Initiative, and that, through the active participation of the research community and as members of an educational institution uphold our position.

Through the discussion, the draft law was analyzed, raising concerns and pointing out omissions that could be taken into account to improve the legal document and for the growth and strengthening of science, technology, innovation and humanities.

Likewise, José Luis Martínez Hernández, UADEC Postgraduate Associate VP, appreciated the interest and participation of the researchers, in order to carry out a detailed analysis of the afore mentioned project, sharing questions that might arise.

During the conference, the notable elements were discussed, the absences that must be considered and that will be raised to be included in the Law in order to generate a document that the UAdeC will present to the National Council of Science and Technology.

In general, the preliminary draft initiative of the General Law on Humanities, Sciences, Technologies and Innovation proposes to guarantee the human right to science recognized in article 3.V. of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States and in various international treaties to which the Mexican State is a party. Its exercise, necessary for the advancement of knowledge , as well as to strengthen national sovereignty, secure the integral development of the country and achieve the well-being of all people.