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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 15:51 - Updated Tue, 07 Aug 2018 16:49

Angola prioritizes scientific research

Luanda - Angolan minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosário Sambo, said Tuesday in Luanda, that the country is prioritizing financing projects, equipping laboratories as well as increasing the number of doctoral for scientific research.

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The minister was who speaking at the opening of the 2nd National Council of Science, Technology and Innovation indicated that these are the bases for the achievement of goals of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2022.

She said that, in view of the current framework and goals, there is a need to review the status of the scientific researcher (since 2001) which soon will be submitted for the appreciation of the Council of Ministers.

The official announced that it is at an advanced stage, the elaboration of the proposal of the organic statute that will formalize the creation of the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FUNDECIT).

For this year it is also expected the Code of Conduct for Scientific Research, the Code of Conduct and Responsibility for the Conduct of Research and Technology Transfer, as well as Regulations for the Evaluation of Collective and Singular Actors of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI).

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