Science Secretary Estrella Alabastro and CERN director Dr. Emmanuel Tsesmelis recently signed the agreement with the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).
The said agreement will finally help the country to have a chance of further training its pool of researchers in high-energy physics.
The agreement confirms the interest of the two parties in developing a formal framework for scientific, technical and educational cooperation between them, on a basis of reciprocity.
The project is expected to step up the human-resource-development efforts of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), building up capacity by enabling researchers from the Philippines to complete their advance degrees by participating in CERN’s research programs.
In addition to this, the agreement is about to be linked with the colleges and universities in the country and among the linkages are University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute.
Though the country is not offering courses about nuclear research, CERN said that they can provide training that could help develop expertise in the said technologies.
Meanwhile, DOST started to have such trainings by sending scholars abroad.
CERN is one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research and with the agreement made with the country; it could help the country develop expertise in the field of scientific research. [via up.edu.ph]