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The Science Museum of the University of Navarra receives a two million euro grant from the Government of Spain financial aid
The concession will be used for the construction and equipping of its new headquarters within the BIOMA Center
06 | 09 | 2022
The committee of Ministers has C the Royal Decree that regulates the concession of two million euros to the Science Museum of the University of Navarra, specifically to promote the construction and equipping of its new headquarters in the BIOMA Center.
The Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, pointed out that "the goal of this project, which has the support of the Regional Government of Navarra, is to turn this institution, which dates back to the 1970s, into a cutting-edge museum that contributes to the scientific knowledge dissemination and is a point of meeting between the academic world and society".
For her part, the president of the University of Navarra, María Iraburu, thanked the Government of Spain for the award, as well as the support of the Regional Government of Navarra, and emphasized that "this financial aid is a fundamental step for BIOMA Center, whose goal is to put science at the service of nature and people. I trust that this support will encourage more institutions and companies to join project , which aims to make a relevant contribution to sustainability".
The future Science Museum of the University of Navarra will be a space for dissemination of knowledge and a point of meeting between the academic world, administrations, companies and society, promoting awareness of environmental care and science through its exhibitions, the program educational and activities for all audiences subject . One of its main aspirations is to awaken scientific vocations among young people.
The BIOMA Center will promote the sustainable social development through the interdisciplinary research , the training and the scientific knowledge dissemination . Therefore, the new building will house the Science Museum, the Institute of research in Biodiversity and Environment, and teaching spaces such as laboratories, classrooms and workshops.
The design of the building is the work of the architect Francisco Mangado. With a total surface area of 13,000 m2, it will be erected on the University of Navarra's Pamplona site, campus , in the area adjacent to the city, on Avenida Pío XII, so that it will be another bridge between the university and society. The construction and equipment will require an investment of 30 million euros. fill in The necessary financing is expected to be obtained through new public and private aid from institutions, corporations and individuals, such as the Government of Spain and the Government of Navarre, who wish to contribute to development at project.