Recognized foreign cooperation of Cuban science
- Submitted by: Luis Manuel Mazorra
- Science and Technology
- 01 / 29 / 2012
Total 16 foreign scientists who have been awarded the title of Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba (ACC) for their contribution and outstanding work in the development of science in the island.
From 2000 began to surrender such a condition, now treasured by professionals from Argentina, Barbados, Colombia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Trinidad-Tobago, among others, told ACN Sergio Jorge Pastrana, Foreign Secretary of the institution.
He added that the experts added 26 incorporated into the Cuban entity in its last plenary session of 2011 passed the Argentine Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, secretary of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City, smallest independent state in the world.
They also gave the nod to Michael Clegg, secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, the Dominican Nelson Moreno Ceballos and Maria del Carmen Samayoa Guatemalan, medical and virologist, among others.
Pastrana said that in all cases involve people who have promoted science in Cuba and international collaboration, and even evaluating new nominations to be submitted for consideration by the Board.
The ACC is an official institution of the Cuban state and its foundation dates from 1861, with the name of Royal Academy of Medical Sciences, Physical and Natural Sciences of Havana, after more than 40 years of negotiations with the Spanish crown.