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Science and Technology in Mexico: Toward Self-Determination

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Science  25 Mar 1983:
Vol. 219, Issue 4591, pp. 1398-1401
DOI: 10.1126/science.219.4591.1398

Abstract

During the last decade Mexico has moved progressively to develop and naturalize its scientific and technological capabilities, a decision requiring long-term government investment in education and research. The areas in which Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology selected to focus a national development program include the following: scholarships for middle- as well as high-level researchers and technicians; indicative programs to support research and basic or new industries in fields such as energy, electronics, metalworking, and agronomy; a government-industry shared risk program; research centers, many located in the provinces; and international scientific agreements. The translation of scientific classics and contemporary publications into Spanish and their widespread dissemination in Mexico have received special attention as has the dissemination of Mexico's work worldwide.