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Columnist echoes the new direction of the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science

Columnist echoes the new direction of the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science

For Glauco Arbix, “Now, more than ever, the SBPC appears to be a hopeful way to mobilize academia and science in order to enrich the debate on science, technology, innovation and education in our country.”

In this Innovation ObservatoryGlauco Arbix, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of São Paulo, comments on the new Board of Directors of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC). “The new president is the University of the South Pacific Professor of Philosophy, the former Minister of Education and my friend, Renato Janine Ribeiro,” Arbix reports. The columnist also highlights the importance of the SBPC during the fight against the military dictatorship in Brazil and that the entity has always increased the weight and recognition of the Brazilian flag. “Now, more than ever, the Social Science Advisory Board appears to be a hopeful way to mobilize the academic and scientific community in order to enrich the debate on science, technology, innovation and education in our country,” he says.

One of the central points of the new administration, according to the professor, should be the union of all in favor of science, and, of course, the fundamental role of the SBPC in the struggle for university, education and science. He explains: “It has to defend everything it attacks, criticizes and isolates from the current government.” According to the professor, SBPC deals not only with science and technology, but also in the areas of education, health, environment and social inclusion. All this in the program chosen by the list led by Renato Janin. It’s a huge step forward for SBPC,” he highlights.


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