Through a letter, Honorable List Senator Gustavo Bolivar asked President Ivan Duque to reconsider the appointment of the designated Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, José Tito Cristian, over questions that unions made him scientists.
“Mr Kressen’s appointment has been vigorously rejected by the National Bioethics Board – an advisory body of the same Department of Science – the Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences, the Columbian Philosophical Society and the Graduate Council of the Faculty of Science of the National University, (for being) someone with serious scientific questions, with practices Unethical to inflate his academic profile.”
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The senator noted that given the insistence on putting Christian in the department, “the state would risk stepping back further into that position.” The letter continues to read: “It is not plagiarism or lies that characterize National Science, please do not subject it to disqualification with this designation.”
Bolivar asked President Duque to look for other alternatives, “in addition to the bureaucratic pretensions.” Colombia has thousands of professionals who have prepared themselves by making financial and personal sacrifices to bring their knowledge to the country. The growing national scientific and academic community has flawlessly qualified people to make the bridge between science and public policy, making the potential of the Ministry of Science a reality.”
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He stressed that choosing the right person in this position is essential in these times of the pandemic. “The grave situation that the country is going through due to COVID-19 has demonstrated the urgent need to advance science in the country (…) comprehensive national.
As dean of the Caribbean University Foundation, Christiane faced plagiarism cases within his college. Furthermore, IOP Publish’s repository of scholarly publications has been alerted about this topic and has picked up research that has been copied from other works.
Colombian portal Plagios SOS found that Crissien himself appeared as a co-author with Amelec Jesús Viloria Silvia, the professor whom IOP Publish referred to as plagiarism. Because of this same relationship, the scientific societies refused the appointment.”
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