More than a hundred scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria have participated today in the II Meeting of Young Researchers held at the Rector's Office and which was attended by the Director General of Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, Teresa Risk Alcaide.
The act, chaired by the rector Rafael Robaina, together with the director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (Plocan) Octavio Llinás, and the sub-delegate of the Government in Las Palmas Teresa Mayans, started after 9.30 am, in the Room April 26 of the institutional headquarters of the ULPGC.
The event, organized by the Vice-Rector for Research, Innovation and Transfer who drives José Pablo Suárez, aims to bring together the future of research in the ULPGC, mainly PhD students and researchers hired and recruited both at the University and in its Science and Technology Park by state, regional and own programs.
"This meeting aims to be an acknowledgment to the research career, because the numbers support us." Right now we have 1,600 researchers at our University, of whom 930 are staff-professors integrated into the research, and 670 make it a collective between external collaborators and contracted, fruit of the effort that makes the University to generate employment ", indicated the vice-rector of Research, Innovation and Transfer.
Suarez estimated the number of young people who are currently developing their research career at 250 University of Las Palmas, as well as technical assistants in the laboratories, the most basic scale of the investigation; doing the doctorate study; or through the places that the ULPGC calls itself to give the opportunity to the postdocs to specialize in the University.
"In the second edition of this meeting we have invited mainly the 250 young researchers, so that they can learn about the national programs and the opportunities for the research career, because the University of Las Palmas can not generate employment fixed, we have limitations to rejuvenate the template ", underlined José Pablo Suárez.
After the presentations, Teresa Riesgo gave the conference 'Opportunities for the research profession' where she detailed the different outputs and calls to which young people can aspire to continue on the path of research.
Then, a round table began with the theme 'The research we all want', in which the Director General of Research, Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, along with the directors of the Research Institutes of the ULPGC.
The event is scheduled to close at 12.30, in charge of the Vice Rectors José Pablo Suárez, of Research, Innovation and Transfer, and José Miguel Doña, of Coordination and Institutional Projects.