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Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois, Werner Baer, said Yachay will contribute to world science through its structure and impact in changing the productive matrix of Ecuador, as part of his scheduled visit to the City of Knowledge.
“Yachay’s idea of combining teaching with research is important and increases the chances of producing a development model in the country, which can contribute to world science,” Baer said.
The economics expert stressed that Yachay “is a fantastic project with great success and can change the role of Ecuador in the scientific world; this success can be enjoyed in the long term and should seize the opportunity offered by Ecuador to create world-class scientists.”
On May 6th, Baer toured the “Innopolis” Center for Entrepreneurship and the Botanical Garden, from where he could appreciate a panoramic view of the construction of the first phase of the city. Then he went to the premises of Imbabura Territorial Technological Institute and the University of Experimental Technology Research, “Yachay Tech”.
Ramiro Moncayo, Industrial Development and Production Manager at Yachay Public Company, said the US academic models of production and investment are implemented in Yachay as well as the comprehensive education system of the city and its projection in training of human talent.
Other issues addressed by the Yachay Public Company representative during Professor Baer’s visit included the topics of innovation and technology that are worked on in the city, and linking the company with entrepreneurs in incubators and accelerators.
Harvard University Ph.D.
Dr. Werner Baer is a Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois. He earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in economics at Harvard University; Honorary Doctorate from the Universidad Nova de Lisboa and la Universidad Federal de Pernambuco.
Baer’s multiple contributions have been widely recognized in Brazil, among his greatest achievements include the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rio Branco Medal.
His book, “The Brazilian economy: Growth and Development” is one of the only comprehensive studies in English on all aspects of economic development in Brazil, and is currently in its seventh edition.