Tag Archives: developing countries
Putting Ecuador on the global academic map
Bringing a lifetime experience in academia and in public private research collaborations, Fernando Albericio, shares the long path that led him from Western Academic career to addressing the challenges of creating a first class university at Yachay Tech in Ecuador. Read more [...]
EU-US trade talks: technical standards no longer a trade barrier?
Science often plays a crucial role in commerce, through technical product standards, often used as trade barriers. These non-tariff barriers are imposed by importing countries around the world to restrict the entry of certain goods into their markets, officially, as a means to protect consumers and the environment, among other objectives, but, more often than not, as a means to protect internal trade. This could one day be no longer the case, as forthcoming EU-US trade talks aim at reaching global standards, making science an instrument to promote greater trade and consumer protection. And not acting as a barrier. Read more [...]