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Diego Silva Ardila

Biography

Executive Director Colombian Observatory of Science and Technology. Doctor in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Studies at the level of a Master's Degree in Economics from the Universidad de los Andes and a Master's Degree in Analysis of Contemporary Political, Economic and International Problems from the Externado de Colombia University. Economist and Historian from the Universidad de los Andes with work experience in the private, public, academic and consulting sectors both on a national and local scale, with an emphasis on research and teaching. For ten years he was a professor and researcher at the School of Economics of the Industrial University of Santander in Bucaramanga and professor of the Urban Management and Development program at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá. He held the position of Deputy Director of the National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) and was president of the Board of Directors of the Agustín Codazzi Geographical Institute (IGAC).