President Klaus Iohannis sent on Tuesday a message due to the occasion of the 4th edition of the Bucharest Science Festival, in which he states that the interest in education, research and science can easily be stimulated through less formal approaches, free of institutional constraints.
"We live in a globalized world, interconnected where the changes rapidly succeed and the competition accentuates in all aspects, having an important impact on everyone's life. All these new opportunities and challenges impose a permanent adaptation of the education, research and innovation to the society's needs and ambitions, in agreement to their cultural values and identity. This is why it is essential for Romania to respond to this permanent changing context through science and education," the head of state says in the message delivered by State Counselor Ligia Deca.
The President underlined that through the granting of the High Patronage to Bucharest Science Festival, he wanted to encourage the steps meant to bring the children, but also the adults closer to the world of knowledge, helping them to understand the scientific explanation behind all that surrounds them. "I'm convinced that less formal approaches, freed from the institutional constraints, can easily stimulate the interest in education, research and science. I believe it is important to support similar steps in all the country's regions, especially in the rural environment where this type of opportunities is limited," the head of state points out. He states that "The Educated Romania" means "not only a quality education system, but the growth of curiosity, the joy of discovering, the understanding of the phenomenon that surrounds us and the contribution to the transformation of the world we live in." "Science can be an ally that could ease our day to day activity and lead to an economic growth and to the competitiveness' development," Iohannis underlines.
The head of state hails the implication in this type of activities of the cultural institutes, the university environment, the research institutes, the national museums and the private environment.