The Lehendakari: “Our main objective is to consolidate our science and technology system"
Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, the Basque Premier, has stressed the importance of scientific development for the well-being of society. Despite the current economic climate, Urkullu stressed that the scientific structure and researchers need a guarantee of continuity and stability, which is a priority for the Lehendakari. Urkullu explained that the Basque Country managed to reinvent itself when the crisis hit the industrial sectors.
Now, the Lehendakari is advocating retrieving this confidence and strength for which the Basque Country is noted to develop the scientific policy. A policy based on the continuous assessment of the results in order to correct the course periodically, something that the Lehendakari compared to the scientific method of "trial and error".
Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu was attending the opening session of Passion for Knowledge - Quantum 13." These meetings organised by the International Physics Center are going to bring together internationally renowned researchers, along with showcasing the contents of high level science.
The Lehendakari described the Center as an "exemplary initiative", an example of partnership between the institutions and of public-private agreements, "a country project" that Urkullu has undertaken to support. The Lehendakari believes that the consensus is the way to progress towards developing science. He therefore highlighted the importance of the agreement signed that very morning by his Government and by the three Provincial Councils. "This is good news to guarantee the stability of our scientific policy," stressed the Lehendakari.