Content with the tag: campos de estudio
«If we are capable of living healthily, living more years does not mean more dependency»
María Blasco, director of Spain's National Centre for Oncological Research, shares with the Social Observatory of "la Caixa" her view on how to extend healthy life years and the possible consequences in society.
“You must not measure everybody using the same set of criteria”
Paul Wouters, director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Leiden, talks with the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” about new tendencies in research evaluation.
Percentage of the population that took at least one training course related with culture in the last year
How many people participate in complementary training courses linked to culture? In 2015, 5.9% of the Spanish population underwent some training of this type.
Participation in studies related with culture by gender
In all the countries, courses related with culture involved more women than men in 2015. In Spain, 57.8% of students with culture-related qualifications were women.
What does society think of science and technology?
In what areas will science and technological innovation have a positive impact in the next 15 years? The view of citizens.
Academic performance of students in sciences and attitudes towards science
How many students aged over 15 years have excellent results in sciences and how many hope to undertake a research-related career? In 2015, some 28.6% of Spanish students wanted to work in a scientific profession.
Applications for patents and for patents in social challenges
The total number of applications for patents is an indicator of companies' innovation effort. Specifically, those focusing on societal challenges measure the level of application of technology related with the environment and health.
“Science issues are increasingly pressing civic issues”
We interview Lee Rainie and Cary Funk, the heads of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, the USA’s most prestigious fact tank.
«Science was never intended to be in the market, but today it’s a commodity»
"What purpose does science serve in current times? Is it for the common good or for the benefit of just a few? Science needs to learn humility and be prepared to admit it when a solution cannot be given.” Andrea Saltelli, researcher at the University of Bergen and at ICTA Barcelona, talks about the current crisis affecting science and its possible solutions.
Science and the future
How can we tackle living with uncertainty? We analyse two books that provide a critical view and a philosophical focus to try to help manage our expectations regarding the future and the tools that science offers us to try to predict it.
Educational expansion and the partial devaluation of credentials
Jorge Rodríguez Menés, Professor of Political and Social Sciences,
Universitat Pompeu Fabra;
Has mass access of Spaniards to intermediate and higher education been associated with a deterioration in the quality of educational qualifications, as some international bodies have warned?