Obstacle challenges of scientific research
Higher education is the fundamental basis for the consolidation of scientific progress and to push forward the economic and social development in the country. Have occurred in Syria in light of the corrective movement led by the eternal leader Hafez al-Assad and pursue her career of President Bashar al-Assad.
Developments and radical and structural changes in the higher education sector and we see it in the enormous development in the number of colleges and the number of faculty members and in the number of students, alumni, graduate students and delegates .. Which in turn led to building the necessary human base for scientific research in all universities of the country and scientific research centers .. But there are still many obstacles that hinder the march of scientific research and cripple the movement and progress.
Barriers to progress of scientific research
On this issue met October researcher, Dr. Ibrahim Ali from the Faculty of Economics University of October on the sidelines of the seminar, which was held at the university under the title «linking higher education needs of the nation and promote a sector productive» where he said: that the process of development in Syria faces a challenge culturally significant in the field of scientific research and development Despite what our country has achieved during the last decades of the great achievements in the field of education and there are a number of problems that hinder the process of starting research and the most important:
And lies in the low rate of spending on scientific research of GDP, which is not reported during the period 1989 – 1991 only 0.1% is equivalent to $ 17 million annually just an average one dollar per capita while the in «Israel» 3.1%, an average of $ 540 per person one hit in each of the United States, Germany and Japan about 2.9%, an average of $ 1,000 per capita in either Egypt 0.4% rate of $ 4.9 per capita.
There is a clear decline in the proportion of funding scientific research in universities, government ministries and institutions. We note the non-participation of the private sector in financing operations, while the private sector plays a major role in funding for research and studies.
As Aestphad the full use of grants and possible international assistance and for the implementation of social and health services research, population and agricultural and environmental issues.
The lack of policy and strategy are clear and specific directions for scientific research in various sectors, and not be linked to the activities of the security policy research and development of the country in addition to the lack of confidence in the possibilities of local research and reliance on imported research and guidance.
Include the lack of a central authority for the allocation and distribution management of scientific research, and the ineffectiveness of institutions, current research, and lack of existing laws, and put financial incentives and lack of benefit from the experiences of scientific research in developed countries in the areas of planning, organizing, documenting and marketing and the application of scientific research.
Informatics and technology
Include inadequate Statistics, data and Internet outlets and local and international studies required for all activities of the specialized scientific research and the delay in the publication of research and not to take advantage of them in applied fields as well as the inadequacy of specialized laboratories and advanced equipment in the existing research centers at universities.
In order to develop work in the field of scientific research because of its important role and effectively in the implementation of development projects and knowledge of the economic feasibility of any action by institution or a company, and therefore its role deeper in the process of development, modernization and expansion prospects for progress in all fields, Dr. Ibrahim group of proposals including:
Events scientific body central to scientific research with the formation of a specialized body in the marketing of scientific research to the concerned authorities to apply and take advantage of them, put a public policy research and identify trends in the basic and main objectives, to increase spending on scientific research and attention to weather material for researchers in addition to providing all supplies, equipment and laboratories own, facilitating administrative and regulatory procedures related to scientific research and to encourage participation in local scientific conferences of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Eng also said Hussam Sabouh and Vice Dean of the Faculty architecture Ptharin on the need for general guidance to a plan of action for the advancement of scientific research and the most important of staff, full-time researcher with the creation of all physical and psychological conditions him to do the research process to the fullest.
And we must evolve a formula to work between the university and the entire state institutions to solve the problems of those institutions through scientific research and study conducted by the University jointly funded .. Unfortunately, the university still we have Ataatsdy for being a great school.
And finally from our call on all parties and institutions in the country to benefit from the cooperation of scientific research university and thus create a link between the community and the university to do its developmental and progressive to the fullest.