After denying scholarships to UNAM graduate students in economics and administration because the region is not a national priority, the National Council for the Humanities, Science, Technology, and Innovation (Conahcyt) changed its mind and approved scholarships for the 147 that were affected.
This decision came after UNAM expressed its “concern and disagreement with the decision not to award scholarships to students of the Graduate Program in Administrative Sciences,” said a brief statement issued by the Coordinating Body of the Graduate Studies Program in Administrative Sciences.
“Conahcyt has modified the meaning of its decision, and therefore, students who have applied for a scholarship from this board must be on hold in order to satisfactorily complete the scholarship formalization process,” the statement read.
UNAM is the second university to solve this problem. This past Saturday, UAM stated through a statement that after speaking with Conahcyt it was agreed to offer scholarships to its 47 affected students. However, there are still more outstanding universities. Over this past weekend, the number of affected universities increased from 13 to 16, including the universities of Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Aguascalientes, Baja California, Coahuila and Guerrero, to name a few.
Konahset argues that he had no information from universities about the social impact of management sciences, so he considered it not a priority.
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