Cuba Celebrated Her Scientists Day
Cuba celebrated Science Day on Monday, when the highest national price, the Carlos J. Finlay Order, will be awarded. Carlos J. Finlay was the discoverer of the yellow fever transmitting agent.
On January 15, 1960 Cuban President Fidel Castro made the point that the future of Cuba had to be necessarily a future of scientists.
By 1995, 62,738 employees worked in Cuban scientific activities and 4,984 degrees in science were earned.
The number of workers increased to 79,087, while 8,994 people received degrees in 2005.
Today, the island boasts two scientists and or engineers for each one thousand inhabitants.