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Science and technology in the philippines

  1. 1. Science and Technology in the Philippines
  2. 2. • The state of science and technology determines the socio-economic progress of a country. It is a well-known fact that national progress is highly correlated to the capacity of a country to produce local industrial goods for domestic needs and that industrialization is very much
  3. 3. History of Science and Technology in the Philippines Historical Perspective
  4. 4. • Before Spain colonized the country • During the American period • After World War II and fifty years under American rule
  5. 5. Current State of Science and Technology in the Philippines
  6. 6. • According to the Technology Index of 1982, the state of Science and Technology of the Philippines is defined to be -0.1 compared to the U.S, the world’s technology leader, which is 100. • The Technology Index is defined as the average of the sum of the number of
  7. 7. • The Philippines also ranks low in terms of technological capacity. • Regarding to the type of basic technologies: Material Technology, Equipment Technology, Energy Technology, Information Technology, Life Technology and Management Technology,
  8. 8. • There is very low output of international scientific research publications compared with Asian countries. • Funding for the improvement of science education is woefully lacking and there is no adequate and attractive financial support for R&D
  9. 9. • Extreme lack of research laboratories in semiconductors, molecular biology, photovoltaics, etc. is the inadequate facilities of the S&T libraries and information networks, including access by the university students and
  10. 10. Assessment of the Past Science and Technology Plans
  11. 11. • Since 1986, the Philippines has prepared three comprehensive Science and Technology plans: The Science and Technology Master Plan (STMP), the Science and Technology Agenda for National Development (STAND) and the DOST Medium-Term
  12. 12. Visions for Philippine Science and Technology
  13. 13. • By 2004, Science and Technology shall have contributed significantly to the enhancement of national productivity and competitiveness and to the solution of pressing national problems. • By 2010, the Philippines shall have carved some niches and
  14. 14. • By 2020, the Philippines shall have developed a wide range of globally competitive products and services which have high technology content.
  15. 15. Goals for Philippine Science and Technology
  16. 16. By 2004: –Improved access to quality Science and Technology services; –Higher productivity and competitiveness for selected Philippine product and Industries; –Technology-based enterprises shall have emerged in the
  17. 17. - Enhanced Science and Technology awareness and support among leaders and policy makers By 2010: –World-class capabilities in ICT –Technological leadership in ASEAN in the fields of biotechnology, material science and microelectronics –Adequate number of quality
  18. 18. –Highly-developed culture of innovation and Science and Technology consciousness By 2020: –World-class universities in Science and Technology –Internationally recognized Filipino scientists and engineers –A model in Science and
  19. 19. Strategies: –To achieve the foregoing goals under the Plan, strategies shall be pursued: –Niching and Clustering –Addressing National Problems –Development of Human Resources –Provision of Support to Industry Particularly SMEs –Accelerating Technology
  20. 20. –Upgrading of Infrastructure –Strengthening of Government, Industry, Civil Society and International Linkages – Improvement of Science and Technology Governance
  21. 21. By: Group 6