Mexico's Program for Science and Technology, 1978 to 1982

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Science  22 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4399, pp. 1279-1282
DOI: 10.1126/science.204.4399.1279


In response to a request by President José López Portillo, the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) worked out a program of scientific research and development in Mexico in keeping with the economic and social priorities of his administration—food production, energy, public health, and employment. Representatives from public, private, and academic sectors participated in preparing an inventory of needs for the development of human, economic, and physical resources. The program includes 2,489 projects in basic and applied sciences at a cost of $260 million to 1982 and 17,000 scholarships at a cost of $130 million.