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Dr. Salvarezza inaugurated the Scientific and Technological Centre of Tandil

The aim of this new centre is to articulate regionally five institutes and more than 315 researchers and fellows.


Dr. Salvarezza at the event. Photo: CONICET Photography.

The president of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Dr. Roberto Salvarezza, visited the city of Tandil in the province of Buenos Aires, to start the activities of a new Scientific and Technological Centre (CCT) that will articulate regionally Tandil, Azul and Olavarría. During the event, he was accompanied by the chancellor of the Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA), Roberto Tassara and the director of the CCT of Tandil, Dr. Carlos Lanusse.

Regarding the implementation of this CCT, Dr. Salvarezza highlighted that “this achievement reflects the central themes of this administration, that is to say, federalization, articulation and transference”. Besides, he remarked the joint work with the university and added “we hope that the creation of this regional centre strengthen the ongoing transference actions in Tandil”.

For his part, Tassara remarked the work of the five institutes of double dependency of Tandil and said that “it is not only about human, physical or financial resources, it is about the coincidence of strategic policies in a common policy that has to do with state policies”.

Dr. Lanusse presented the region’s potential in terms of research and development and the main articulation function the CCT has. “The number of applicants for the 2014 scholarships indicate the need to implement them”.

With more than 200 people in the auditorium, the authorities welcomed the new fellows and affirmed the importance of these young fellows in the growth of national science and the development of the country.

During the visit, the CONICET president went over some of the works for extension and adequacy of buildings that are being implemented in the Tandil institutes. In the framework of the Plan of Works for Science and Technology, CONICET has planned an investment of AR$2.363.470 for the Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil (CIVETAN), the Instituto de Geografía, Historia y Ciencias Sociales (IGEHCS) and the Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software Tandil (ISISTAN).

Including this centre, CONICET has a number of 13 CCTs and two Multidisciplinary Research Centres in all the country. This CCT is at the UNCPBA university camp and it groups five institutes of double dependency with 141 researchers, 5 technicians and support staff, and 9 administrative assistants.

Apart from the CCTs and the multidisciplinary centres, CONICET and different national universities have promoted the creation of 8 Research and Transference Centres (CITs) in places without institutional presence to perform research connected with needs and opportunities for local social productive development.

The event was attended by the president of the Commission of Scientific Research (CIC) of Buenos Aires, Eng. José María Rodríguez; the vice-president of Technology Issues, Dr. Alan Temiño; the Human Resources manager, Alberto Arleo and the directors of the CCTs of La Plata, Mar del Plata and coordinators.

About the Scientific and Technological Centre of Tandil

Centro de Investigaciones en Física e Ingeniería del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (CIFICEN, CONICET-UNICEN).
Centro de Investigación Veterinaria de Tandil (CIVETAN, CONICET-UNCPBA).
Instituto de Geografía, Historia y Ciencias Sociales (IGEHCS, CONICET-UNICEN)
Investigaciones Arqueológicas y Paleontológicas del Cuaternario Pampeano (INCUAPA, CONICET-UNICEN).
Instituto Superior de Ingeniería del Software Tandil (ISISTAN, CONICET-UNICEN)