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03.02.2013

Amazon is one of the states that invests in training more doctors

In ten years of existence, the Foundation for Research Support of the State racked up 799 bags PhD awarded

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Maria Olivia Simon, chief executive of the Foundation for Research Support of the Amazon.
Maria Olivia Simon, chief executive of the Foundation for Research Support of the Amazon.

The Amazon has emerged as one of the Brazilian states that invested more in the training of PhD researchers. In ten years of existence, the Foundation for Research Support of the State of Amazonas (Fapeam) amassed 799 doctoral fellowships granted, an increase of over 2937% is considered the number 2003, the year of its creation, when they were awarded 26 scholarships . In the same period, the Fapeam has invested more than $ 346 million in research and intellectual capital formation in the Amazon.

According to the latest data from the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the number of PhDs in the Amazon rose from 372 in 2000 to 1,728 in 2010, an increase of 365%. Contributed to this jump investment from the Government of Amazonas in granting new doctoral fellowships. In ten years of existence Fapeam, 217 researchers concluded doctoral fellows of the Foundation. Other 582 doctoral students supported by the State Government are in progress with the course. The courses have an average duration of four years.

Also in ten years Fapeam were awarded 1871 scholarships for master. Of the total, 59% have already been completed, with the training of 1,107 teachers. 764 Other researchers are studying a Masters with support from the State Government.

According to the chief executive of the Foundation for Research Support of Amazonas, Maria Olivia Simon, for the development of a State, from science and innovation, not enough good equipment and laboratories substantial resources. It is essential to human resources training. Within this training course, the profile is the most important person in doctoral training. Because the doctor rotates around the movement that makes science happen. For the STI system he is a springboard. So we were happy when we see this indicator while we know that we need to achieve further improve the competitiveness indexes national and international highlights.

The qualitative assessment of PhD researchers residing in the Amazon with productivity scholarship PQ, considered the highest level, the accumulated growth is even higher and reaches 1.000%. It means that improved not only in quantity but also in quality. This category has a national ranking in the CNPq. We changed the inclusion of our state in the rankings, commemorates Mary Olivia.

Also according to the chief executive of Fapeam, funds run by the State Government were decisive in changing this scenario. Last year, we invested R $ 62,384,205.37, the largest resource for ST & I contributed in the past nine years. Together, the resources from 2003 to 2012, the amount reached R $ 346,093,024.96. This is one of the greatest legacies we can leave a government. Governor Omar Aziz is a visionary ruler who has supported us so much. Because he knows what he is doing today preparing for tomorrow, says.

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Source: Isaude.net