Materials science, pulsed lasers and photonics.

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


Brazil’s Nature on Show in ‘Mystery and Destiny’

A travelling exhibition of Brazilian botany is making its way across Europe, with stops in Spain and Germany. The exhibit has special relevance for  Germany, which in  2013 and 2014 will celebrate its special   relationship with Brazil through the theme “where ideas connect.” In Spain the exhibition was inaugurated  by Brazil’s former   …Continue Reading

Wind Power Play for Northern Brazil

Brazil is redoubling efforts to boost its electricity generation capacity and wind power is now high on both government and corporate sector agenda. Read more here about a new $394 million agreement that will establish 230 wind turbines with an installed capacity of 386 megawatts of energy. Perhaps this is the way Brazil’s government   …Continue Reading

For Spain’s Scientists, Score is “Exile 0 X 3 Excellence Chair”

  As one door slams shut for beleaguered research scientists in Spain, another brighter one could just be opening. More bad news is hardly news,  here in economically strapped Europe. The good news is that international cooperation in science — and especially with emerging economies — can and will unite people, so helping   …Continue Reading

Brazil-Spain Cooperation in the News

  Cooperation between Spanish universities and their counterparts in Brazil has been a major topic in Spanish language newspapers in December. More than 70 articles were published in the period  7-14 December alone, according to Press Index, a media monitoring agency. Check out the links below to see just a few of the Spanish-language articles   …Continue Reading

Brazil-Spain Call for Research Proposals

Brazil-Spain Call for Proposals Spain’s University of Salamanca  (USAL) and the São Paulo Research Institute  (FAPESP) on 10/12/2012 issued a wide-ranging call for proposals with a maximum value of EUR 20,000 per project. No ceiling was given for the overall value of the joint financing. Projects must be submitted by 15/03/2012 and successful proposals are   …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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