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The Center of Studies on Science, Development and Higher Education – REDES- is a research center associated with the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) in Argentina. REDES conducts activities of research, teaching and technical assistance, and offers services in the field of science, innovation and higher education.

REDES is in charge of the coordination of the Network on Science and Technology Indicators – Ibero-American and Inter-American – (RICYT). All the Ibero-American countries, including Spain and Portugal, participate in the network. RICYT was created following the proposal formulated during the First Ibero-American Workshop on Science and Technology Indicators, which took place in Argentina in 1994.

RICYT takes part as an observer in the NESTI Group of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). In addition, RICYT works jointly with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the Interamerican Debelopment Bank (IADB), the Economic Commission for Latin-America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Executive Secretariat of Convenio Andrés Bello (SECAB), the Caribbean Council for Science and Technology (CCST) and the Commission for Scientific and Technological Development of Central America and Panama (CTCAP).

The main fields of work of REDES are: Science and Technology Indicators, Innovation studies, International mobility of the highly skilled, Science policy trends and instruments, Social perception of science and technology and Industrial economy and international trade.

REDES is also responsible – together with the university of General Sarmiento (UNGS)– for the graduate program on Science, Technology and Innovation Management.


Mario Albornoz

Mario Albornoz
Mario Albornoz is a professor of Philosophy and an expert on policies for science, technology and higher education. He lived in Spain between 1976 and 1984, where he was a consultant to the Cabinet of Studies of the Higher Council for Scientific Research. In 1985 he was Director of Regional Centres of CONICET, and between 1986 and 1994 he was Secretary of Science and Technology of the University of Buenos Aires. He is a researcher for CONICET and coordinator of the Ibero-American Network of Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT). He also coordinates the program of the Ibero-American Observatory of Science, Technology and Society, belonging to the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI). He is also a member of Centro REDES, and was its Head since its creation, in 2002, till 2007. He is the director of the Master’s Program on Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, jointly established by the National University of General Sarmiento, the Institute for Economic and Social Studies (IDES) and Centro REDES. In 2007, the OEI distinguished him with the award “Pensar en Español”, owing to his activities in favour of Ibero-American cooperation, and in 2008 the Kingdom of Spain awarded him the Officer Cross of the Order of Isabel la Católica.

Rodolfo Barrere

Rodolfo Barrere
Rodolfo Barrere graduated in Social Communication, throughout his career he has dedicated his work to production, management and analysis of scientific, technological and innovation information. As Technical Secretary of the Ibero-American Network on Science and Technology Indicators (RICYT), he has focused on the charateristics of indicators production in Ibero-American countries. He is developing his PhD thesis on the dynamics and evolution of the production of scientific and technological information. He has taken part in several research proyects funded by OECD, UNESCO, IADB, World Bank and the European Union.

Lautaro Matas

Lautaro Matas
Lautaro Matas Researcher of Centro de Estudios sobre Ciencia, Tecnología y Educación Superior ( Centro REDES ). Member of technical team of Network for Science and Technology Indicators –Ibero-American and Inter-American– (RICYT). Project leader/developer of Intelligo Portal, a project of the Iberoamerican Observatory of Science, Technology and Society of OEI (Observatorio CTS/OEI).

Natalia Bas

Natalia Bas
Natalia Bas received a PhD in History from the University College London (UK). She also obtained a licentiate degree in History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and an MA in the History of Race in the Americas at the University of Warwick (UK). Upon her return to Argentina, she worked for the Ministry of Education in the area of university evaluation and accreditation. She is currently advisor to the Director of Science and Technology of the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires.