Of Mr. Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic
Chairman of the HCSR Supreme Council
The Syrian government has made intensive efforts to achieve scientific and technological development in Syria. These efforts led to the establishment of a national infrastructure for science and technology, which can be described as an acceptable or reasonable infrastructure for a developing country like Syria in spite of different pressures and the multiple crises surrounding us. It is possible to indicate the nature and levels of such infrastructure through the diversity of universities, colleges and educational institutions and scientific research centers and bodies in Syria. The scientific and technological infrastructure has generated through universities and educational institutions a significant national capital of capacity engaged in the current government. It also produced a fair amount of intellectual capital for the nation through Syrian scientific research centers and bodies.
An analytical and critical view to the current situation of the national infrastructure for science and technology can reach a conclusion that it needs a third aspect to be a stable and viable infrastructure for growth and development. In this context, it is no secret that the third aspect is what might be termed intermediate or advisory or logistic and support institutions or centers of excellence and efficiency, which should make a link between supply and demand. The government is seeking to address this weakness in the infrastructure and technological structure through the establishment of intermediary and advisory entities in order to convert the infrastructure to a national system of science, technology and innovation. Here comes the Legislative Decree No. 68 of 2005 that states the foundation of the Higher Commission for Scientific Research to play the role of mediator, coordinator, supervisor and observer of the infrastructure performance and to do permanent feedback that will transform gradually all the scientific and technological infrastructure to real system for science, technology and innovation in order to be finally able to withstand competition in a changing and globalized world.
In this occasion of starting the establishment process of the Higher Commission for Scientific Research and namely its current electronic gateway www.hcsr.gov.sy We stress on the current government's determination to support the Higher Commission for Scientific Research and We at the same time call on all supplying and demanding parties of the scientific research to cooperate with the Higher Commission to perform its functions especially elaborating a national policy for science, technology and innovation, innovation, which under its framework must operate the desired national system of science, technology and innovation.
We also hope that the website of the supreme body with a national platform after the electronic transfer and management of scientific knowledge and Technological in
Finally, We say that one of the major objectives the government is seeking to achieve is accomplishing the foundation of the national system of science, technology and innovation, due to the essence of economic and social development in the early twenty-first century is based on science, technology and innovation, and will become in perspective a competitive strength of the state and society as a whole.