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

President Analyses Own Place in History

  Brazil’s former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso delivered a wide-ranging masterclass in changes to political science over the centuries. Speaking without notes in a 40 minute address at the University of Salamanca, a relaxed  and fluent Cardoso painted an ambitious canvas that stretched from Portugal’s colonial discoveries in Latin America through to the   …Continue Reading

Welcome to Science for Brazil

We hope you’ll find our news articles, curating and thought leadership to be of value, and that our updates on available research funding will identify real opportunities. is  an online “Community of Interest” designed as an information hub for users from every type of  higher learning and research  institution, covering multiple disciplines and many   …Continue Reading

‘Times Higher’ Shows Brazilian Universities Rising The trusted Times High Education rankings highlight the rising influence of   newer universities around the world in the 2012 rankings released mid 2012. In Brazil, three universities in the most economically advanced state of São Paulo, receive notable mentions. For reputation, São Paulo university ranks in the top 70   …Continue Reading

Conference in Salamanca Shows Brazilian Scientific progress.

        During a week of high-level academic debates launched by Brazil’s former president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazilian scientists are sharing their expertise and discoveries with Spanish counterparts in the fields of medical science, materials science, and social sciences. The “Fronteras de la Ciencia” Conferences take place during the week of 10-14 December   …Continue Reading

Exhibition on Brazilian Nature: 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

Why Rio+20 went flat, by architect of Rio 92

“Lowest common denominator” Rio+20 outcomes highlight need for more science and sustainability. Six months ago, a senior Brazilian statesman  added his voice to the chorus of disappointment at the modest outcomes of the UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, describing the declaration produced by world leaders in Rio this week as “diffuse, unfocused, and based   …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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