UK Science and Universities Minister David Willetts MP is opening FAPESP Week, a symposium on Brazil-UK scientific cooperation held in London.
Science and technology in the State of São Paulo is on the rise, a senior Brazilian policymaker told a conference in London attended by UK and European scientists. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, the Scientific Director of Brazil’s leading regional resarch funding agency, FAPESP, told the audience at London’s prestigious Royal Siciety during the forthcoming …Continue Reading
Brazil has developed a scientific model for analysing climate change and its effects on the southern hemisphere that will contribute to global research coordinated by the IPCC. So far, most of this research has focused on the northern hemisphere. Research has shown that Brazil is likely to suffer significantly from climate change. You can read …Continue Reading
Brazil’s scientists are taking a decisive step to widen public awareness of their potential, stepping onto the very same stage where historic breakthroughs were announced by giants of science including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and latterly, Stephen Hawking. Since its foundation in 1660 London’s Royal Society has been one of the world’s most prestigious venues …Continue Reading
Global aviation industry leaders and research scientists in Brazil have defined the pathways for new generations of sustainable biofuels needed to power the US$ 3.8 trillion per year industry, if it is to meet targets halving its carbon emissions over the next 35 years. In 2009 the world’s consumption of aviation fuel was around …Continue Reading
Brazil is hosting a conference on synthetic biology for biomass and biofuels production — the so-called ‘Ethanol 2.0′ industry. The event takes place August 21, 22nd in Sao Paulo. The event is hosted by the University of Sao Paulo, and takes place in the auditorium of the prestigious new Jose Mindlin …Continue Reading
Brazil’s leading regional research funding institution has announced a new US$680 million package of long-term investment in 17 cutting-edge areas of scientific knowledge, ranging from neurotechnology, stem cell research and biomedicine, right through to molecular physics. What’s unique about the initiative, announced May 15th by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is that it …Continue Reading
A US$ 6 billion mega-merger of commercially-driven universities in Brazil has highlighted the expectations that US investors are putting on the higher education market in Latin America’s academic leader nation. International attention is focusing on a society where social ascension is determined by quality education, and demand hugely exceeds supply. At a time when Brazil’s …Continue Reading