$500,000 Prize for Brazil’s ‘Green Energy Guru.’

Veteran Brazilian scientist and educational policymaker Dr. José Goldemberg has received a prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize from the ruler of Abu Dhabi. Physicist Dr. Goldemberg, who was both minister of education and environment secretary in Brazil’s federal government as well as holding the post of rector of São Paulo University, received a lifetime achievement   …Continue Reading

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Amazon Forest Census Announced

Brazil’s federal government has announced plans for what could become  one of the world’s most significant and politically sensitive  environmental surveys — a mapping of all the trees in the Amazon rainforest. With  almost 60% of Brazil still enjoying its original forest cover, this could open up a new golden age   …Continue Reading

Brazil and the “next industrial revolution:” Synthetic Biology

  Synthetic Biology is the hot new ticket in Life Sciences and beyond, with research establishments in developed and developing countries piling aboard the new discipline. No surprise then, that Brazil is also climbing onto the bandwagon.  The University of São Paulo  (USP) has recently set up USP SynBio, a Synthetic   …Continue Reading

Spain’s Leading Newspaper Profiles Brazilian Science

“We need scientists and foreigners are welcome” runs the headline to a lengthy article in Spain’s leading daily El Pais,  summarising the appeal of  a foreign research posting for  members of Spain’s cash-strapped scientific community.   The report —  prepared by the paper’s widely respected  science reporter Alicia Rivera —  leads   …Continue Reading

“Country of Future” is Big Present for Researchers

  “We’re inviting Spanish researchers to come to Brazil,”  reads the headline in Materia, a leading science website published in Spain. The article  suggests that the cynical old saying  (attributed to France’s General de Gaulle) that ‘Brazil is the country of the future — and always will be,’ is now being consigned to history as   …Continue Reading

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Brazil’s Science Roadshow Set For Busy 2013

  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE! 2013 is shaping up to be a hectic year for Brazilian scientists heading out to show the world what their country is capable of  in terms of R&D — and where the opportunities lie for international cooperation with researchers at centers of learning around the world. After a busy 2012   …Continue Reading

The Long Road to Scientific Recognition

  Brazilian scientists spent a week in Spain, explaining the state of knowledge in Latin America’s largest country to their local counterparts in Madrid and the university city of Salamanca. They were also ready to roll out the welcome mat back in Brazil  to visiting foreign scientists, with a tempting smorgasbord of research and development   …Continue Reading

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Brazil Hosts Global Food Security Talks

The Belmont Forum – an international group of funding agencies for global change research – is holding its international  scoping workshop on food security and land use change, which will take place  in Brazil. The workshop is hosted by São Paulo Research Institute (one of the 19 organisations that are members) and will   …Continue Reading

Brazil’s “Boom Times” catch THE’s Eye

  Respected education publication Times Higher Education released a detailed feature report December 13th, profiling key establishments of learning in São Paulo state, including  University of São Paulo and funding organisation São Paulo Research Institute (FAPESP) Reporter Elizabeth Gibney cites  the country’s “generous funding and willingness to team up internationally in a bid to become a   …Continue Reading

‘Intense and Fruitful Collaboration’ Unites Scientists across Atlantic

Scientists from Spain and Brazil have been ‘walking the talk’ of creating a global knowledge-based society, by sharing their research findings across a range of disciplines during a symposium in the university city of Salamanca. In the field of political science, academics are developing a theoretical model to measure the quality of democracy in Brazil   …Continue Reading

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Researching in Brazil

Brazil’s best-known scientist, the veteran nuclear physicist  José Goldemberg,  in September 2015 took office as the president of  the São…

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