Use the sciences and humanities to solve urban problems

Use the sciences and humanities to solve urban problems

• Rosaura Ruiz Gutiérrez gave the speech “Innovation and Challenges in Education” organized by Radio STUNAM.

During the speech “Innovation and Challenges in Education”, and before the FC workers affiliated with the UNAM Workers Union (STUNAM), the biomedical doctor emphasized that there is no problem that is not better solved by scientific development, technology and humanities; All challenges can be met with knowledge.

In a meeting organized by Radio STUNAM, Ruiz Gutiérrez considered that social responsibility and knowledge based on relevant sciences lead to supporting economic growth and reducing inequality.

In this context, he highlights that the epidemic at its beginning showed that Mexico did not have solutions, drugs, treatments and tests for COVID-19; Everything was brought from abroad.

“Vaccines are the result of accumulated knowledge. You don’t have to do science to use it tomorrow, you have to do science because it allows you to solve problems with knowledge, and not only science, but also philosophy, history; that is, humanistic knowledge is fundamental,” he pointed out.

Consultant of the UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), the current government of Mexico City has emphasized education as the heart of its mission since its inception, because it is clear that it is not possible. Change a country without improving it.

He recalled that the work carried out from 2018 to 2022 under the leadership of the Secretariat of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Mexico City focused on obtaining the support of universities and research centers to solve the problems of the city.

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“I demand this model of work. “All my life, science has to be taken into account, philosophy, especially ethics, has to be considered as much knowledge as possible to make decisions,” he said in the FC Yeliscalli Building auditorium.

“We are not starting from scratch, we have experience in UNAM and other institutions, and we created a committee to see what we are going to do, one of which is to merge the Ministry of Education with the Ministry of Science and Technology. They are related areas and here at UNAM we have seen it all our lives, this It is a place related to the production of scientific knowledge and the exchange of science, humanities, technical knowledge and education,” he added.

Likewise, Ruiz Gutiérrez emphasized the provision of scholarships for children and adolescents; vulnerable groups; Implementing school support; and consistent planning, among other benefits. Additionally, creating a baccalaureate system of higher media education; the opening of the Mexico City Health University and the Rosario Castellanos Institute of Higher Studies; As well as participating in the Covid-19 Citipanamex temporary segment.

Similarly, the constitution of the Educational, Scientific and Technological Network of Mexico City, known as RED ECOs, where the main institutions of higher education and research are located in the Mexican capital.

“This collaborative work is one of the most important contributions of Claudia Sheinbaum’s administration.” The idea that the government relies on institutions of higher education such as UNAM, the National Polytechnic Institute, the Center for Research and Advanced Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, and the research and teaching centers that exist in the city help the government in various ways. Issues like epidemics, he noted.

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