Emotional tribute to Dr. Jaime Baeza Hernández

In the International Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation, held at the University of Concepción on November 7, a profound recognition was made of the outstanding work carried out by Dr. Jaime Baeza in pursuit of the strengthening of Science and Technology and , therefore, of higher education in Chile.

The Workshop was attended by his widow, Mrs. Juanita Freer and their children Ana and Jaime.

In his speech, the Rector of the University of Antofagasta, Alberto Loyola, highlighted the great contribution of Dr. Baeza in inserting the regions into the national management areas that manage the development of Science and Technology, as is the case of CONICYT , through instruments such as FONDECYT and FONDEF. 

Likewise, Rector Loyola raised the urgency of defining a science and technology policy for the future, from a democratic reflection and with a broad perspective of human development, considering the interests of the development of the country as a whole.