Monday 8 March 2021

Only 571 Costa Ricans Have A Doctorate

The ministro de Ciencia y Tecnología (Minister of Science and Technology), Alejandro Cruz Molina, has called on public universities to increase their graduate progams, especially for PhD, with the idea of reversing the trend reported by the Informe de los Indicadores Nacionales de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (National Indicator Report on Science, Technology and Innovation) 2010-2011.

During the presentation ceremony of the report, an activity that took place on November 29 at the Casa del Cuño, antigua Aduana, Molina said the country has increased the number of Costa Ricans with doctorates from 534 in 2010 to 571 in 2011. The figure corresponds to a 0.3% of professionals with graduate degrees.

In the opinion of Minister Molina, a challenge is needed across the country, because the figure is very low and it must increased in the future.

- Advertisement -

Another issue of concern is that the majority, or 70% of postgraduate studies in the country are in the Social Sciences.

“Developed societies require progress on many fronts, one of them is in education and human resource training”, says Molina.

For the Minister it is important that new generations focus on postgraduate studies in areas like Engineering Sciences and Technology, Basic Sciences and Natural and Health Sciences.

The report data shows that 78% of those who obtained a doctorate in the Academic field did so in the U.S., Europe and Canada and 70% are male and 30% female.

- Advertisement -

In terms of investment in research and development (R & D) the report data shows that the country is far from achieving the goal of 1% of GDP, increasing from US$180.7 million (0.50% of GDP) in 2010, to US$185.9 million dollars (0.46% of GDP) in 2011.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

Costa Rica pays tribute to the deceased and survivors of the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - Friday night, Costa Rica paid tribute to the memory of all the people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic...

5 cantons register less than 10 active cases of covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Five of the 82 cantons of Costa Rica register fewer than 10 active cases of covid-19 to this date, according to the...

Guatemala receives 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine donated by India

Q24N - Guatemala on Tuesday received 200,000 doses of the vaccine against covid-19 donated by India, which it will use to complete the immunization...

What should Biden do about Venezuela?

Q REPORTS - Former US President Donald Trump's policy of maximum pressure on the Venezuelan dictatorship failed to dislodge the regime or alleviate the...

24 Travelers found with false covid-19 test at San Jose airport

QCOSTARICA - A total of 24 travelers, so far, face problems with the law when discovered trying to leave Costa Rica, through the San...

Torre del Bicentenario: An envisioned project to commemorate Costa Rica’s 200th

QCOSTARICA - To commemorate the Bicentennial of Costa Rica that occurs in 2021, Inverse Project has designed the Torre del Bicentenario for this important...

Chicharras

FINCA PARAISO (QCOSTARICA) At this time of the year many forested parts of Costa Rica are alive with the song of chicharras, cicadas. They...

The coronavirus pandemic raised poverty in Latin America to 33.7%, its highest level in 12 years

Q REPORTS - Poverty in Latin America increased in 2020 to the highest levels in the last 12 years, reaching 33.7% of the total...

South Korea company to conduct Costa Rica rail feasibility study

QCOSTARICA - Korea National Railway (KR) will conduct a feasibility study for the restoration of 98.3km of Costa Rica’s San José-Puntarenas rail line. The study...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.