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Research Funding is Vital to Madeira

The President of the Regional Government, Miguel Albuquerque, announced yesterday, that he will increase research funding in Madeira.

While visiting an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, at the Colégio dos Jesuitas, Miguel Albuquerque announced that he intends to make Madeira “the first region in the country with the largest research funding,” adding that the Regional Government, will increase its support to the Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation (ARDITI), as well as Articulate Medical Research at the University of Madeira (UMa).

The President also confirmed that the Regional Government has received support from both national and international institutions, who wish to take advantage of the medical sciences research opportunities that the new hospital will guarantee.

In a statement he said, “We are going to have an area of ​​five thousand square metres dedicated to medical research.”  He then went on to praise the University of Madeira for its “extraordinary” work, namely, through the Plasma Centre, “which is one of the most prestigious” in Europe.

Furthermore, he wants children to become involved and interested in sciences from a young age, and education programmes will be geared towards research, science and technology.

Samantha Gannon

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