Abstract for: Unlocking Equality and Sustainability in Scientific Vocations

This study provides evidence of how System Dynamics and Group Modeling can be used to understand the complex factors that hold back progress in scientific vocations in the Colombian Department of Santander. This study examines the issues of inequity and economic sustainability risks in a scientific vocation system. Through a combination of group modeling, system dynamics, inequity, and overshoot-and-collapse archetypes, we were able to identify and analyze the underlying dynamics that drive scientific vocation in the Department of Santander. As a result, we propose potential strategies to counteract these risks and increase economic growth in rural areas. This research highlights the importance of equitably organizing the scientific vocation process to create competitive advantages and secure long-term economic development in the Department of Santander.