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Summit to put education at the heart of Brazil's future
Ricardo Bonalume

[SAO PAULO] A fresh focus for Brazilian science is likely to emerge from a summit to be held from 18-21 September in Brasilia.

The National Conference of Science, Technology and Innovation, organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology, will attempt to determine Brazil’s science and technology policy for the next 10 years.

According to a 250-page green paper written to help guide the meeting, policy should move on from the traditional focus of research investment to tackle two areas of perceived weakness: general levels of education and industrial innovation.

Reference: Nature 413, 96 (2001)

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