How can PH improve science enterprise?

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Productivity metrics, human resource development eyed for improvement of R&D in the country

For the final leg of the President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Fellowship lecture series, the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) and the UP National Institute of Physics (NIP) hosted “Human Resource Generation and Funding Absorption Capabilities of the Philippine Scientific Enterprise System” with Dr. Caesar Saloma.

Held at the NIP Auditorium last July 19, 2016, the lecture showed the current state of the country’s scientific enterprise system, which is comprised of “the institutions and organizations… that are directly involved in the training of future scientists and researchers.”

Dr. Caesar Saloma, who specializes on instrumentation, is one of the five fellows awarded the previous year and is a professor at the NIP.

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co delivered the opening remarks, followed by UP President Alfredo E. Pascual’s message, read by AVP for Public Affairs Dr. Jose Wendell Capili. Senator Edgardo J. Angara was also present in the lecture and delivered a message. Dr. Helen Yap of UP MSI introduced Dr. Saloma.

Dr. Saloma presented the results of his analysis of the Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) and the Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development (ASTHRD) programs in terms of research productivity and human resources generation to provide recommendations in furthering the productivity of the Philippine scientific enterprise system.

Following Dr. Saloma’s lecture proper were reactions from Dr. Ernesto Pernia, newly appointed director-general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and Dr. William Padolina, president of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

An open forum followed and NIP Director Dr. Roland Sarmago close the program.

 

CIDS Executive Director Edna E.A. Co

Dr. Edna E.A. Co, Executive Director of Center for Integrative and Development Studies

 

AVP for Public Affairs Dr. Jose Wendell Capili

Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Dr. Jose Wendell Capili

 

Former UP President Edgardo J. Angara

Former UP President Edgardo J. Angara

 

Dr. Ernesto Pernia Secretary, Socio Economic Planning / Director-General, National Economic Development Authority

Dr. Ernesto Pernia, Secretary of Socio Economic Planning and Director-General of National Economic Development Authority

 

Dr. William Padolina, President, National Academy of Science and Technology

Dr. William Padolina, President of National Academy of Science and Technology

 

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Dr. William Padolina and Dr. Caesar A. Saloma

 

Dr. Roland Sarmago

Dr. Roland Sarmago, Director of the National Institute of Physics

 

The presentation of Dr. Saloma can be viewed below: