Higher education registration on the island is impressive, since the number of students has multiplied by two, above all in Medicine, said the specialist while presenting the 2010 Report of UNESCO on the current state of science in the world.

Scheegans offered details on the document, in the presence of Cuban and foreign
personalities met at the San Geronimo de La Habana University School.

A total of 53.5 percent of science and technology professionals on the island are women, she pointed out while referring to the Cuban Chapter, included in the text, the author of which is Ismael Clark Arxer, president of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

The latter, in his speech, emphasized that the development and production of medicaments and of biotechnology products is the most successful example of the island’s scientific achievements to contribute to national socioeconomic development and help other nations.

However, he clarified, studies related to the rational use of energy and the vigilance and mitigation of natural or technological disasters are promoted, due to the consequences of climate change caused by consumerism of societies of the so-called First World.

Gisela Alonso, president of the Environment Agency, told ACN that international evaluations on science, technology and innovation should include appraisals on social needs.

The conservation and care of the environment in the country appears in the Cuban
Constitution, and –as an example of that priority- over one fourth of the national territory is covered by woods.

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