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Universities, entities and parliamentarians in Pernambuco take hypothetical action against cuts to the CNPq budget

Universities, entities and parliamentarians in Pernambuco take hypothetical action against cuts to the CNPq budget

The deans and deputy heads of educational institutions of Pernambuco, as well as representatives of scientific entities and society, will implement, on Wednesday (20), from 9 am, a hypothetical measure against budget cuts by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. (CNPq).

The law, promoted by the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), University of Pernambuco (UPE), Catholic University of Pernambuco (Unicap), and Federal University of Pernambuco (Ufape), will be broadcasted by the Federal Institute of Pernambuco (IFPE). ) and the Federal Institute of Sertão Pernambucano (IF Sertão-PE) live by UFPE YouTube channel.

Named “Pernambucano Law for the Defense of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – CNPq: National Heritage”, the event will also be attended by representatives of the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), the National Association of Directors of Federal Higher Education Institutions (Andifes), and the National Council of Institutions of the Federal Network for Vocational, Scientific and Technological Education (Conif) and the National Council of Support Institutions for Higher Education and Scientific and Technological Research Institutions (Confies).

Also participating are members of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), Foundation for Science and Technology Support of the State of Pernambuco (Visby), the Academy of Sciences of Pernambuco (APC), and the Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation of Pernambuco State. Pernambuco (Secti), the National Association of Postgraduate Students (ANPG) and the National Student Union (UNE), as well as parliamentarians from the Pernambuco seats.

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Recently, the Ministry of Economy decided to withdraw the supplementary appropriation of R$690 million allocated to Brazilian research. The value represents about 90% of the resources available to science in the country. According to Ato Pernambucano, reversing the cuts is necessary because they jeopardize the work of CNPq.

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According to the universities, the cuts could also derail research, scientific start-up and post-doctoral scholarships in Brazil, which no longer has any prospect of expanding the overall framework. In addition, about R$2 billion from the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FNDCT) is still awaiting allocation, hindering scientific development in Brazil.