Portugal: Minister highlights shortage of researchers in Angola

Lisbon – The minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria do Rosario Sambo, said in Lisbon Monday that the shortage of researchers and funding are some of the main obstacles to scientific research in Angola.

Maria do Rosario Sambo spoke during the opening of the Portugal / Angola Science Week, which runs from the 18- 20 March in the cities of Lisbon, Porto and Braganca.

The Science Week is a Statement of intent in the field of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Innovation, signed in November 2018 during the visit of the President of the Republic, JoAPound o Lourenco, to Portugal, and aims to materialize the agreements.

This initiative, the first of its kind between the two countries, aims to establish interaction and dialogue between Angolan and Portuguese researchers, to strengthen the network of cooperation between institutions and researchers, by carrying out joint research projects in areas such as oceanography, biomedicine, accreditation in higher education, management of science and technology, among others.

The Portugal / Angola Science Week bring together researchers and representatives from higher education institutions and research centers from both countries.

This meeting will have annual periodicity in the framework of the reinforcement of cooperation and development of joint research projects between Portugal and Angola.

Maria do Rosario Sambo is accompanied by a delegation of senior staff from the ministry, researchers and representatives of higher education institutions in Luanda, Cabinda, Huila, Benguela, Uige, Lunda Norte, Malange, Bengo and Huambo.

Source: Angola Press News Agency