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We are starting our 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum “5 years in Bridging Australia & Spain in Research & Academia” with welcome by Prof Russell Gruen, Dean ANU College of Health & Medicine, Prof Mike Calford, ANU Provost & H.E. Mr Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain innAustralia
Next is our president @sgleonsaval @Sydney_Science providing and overview of our association: some statistics (note we are 55% female @WomenSciAUST), objectives of @srap_ieap and the ecosystem where we are in Australia, Spain and the world
Sergio @sgleonsaval emphasises the strong and fundamental support we have received from Spanish Institutions including @EmbajadaEspAust @CGEspSydney. ¡Gracias! He also describes the importance of Science Diplomacy, particularly in Australia
Amazing insight of the data provided by @sgleonsaval @Sydney_Science about science diplomacy and the significance of Associations of Foreign Researchers in Australia and @srap_ieap as a “gateway” to Europe and Latin America
Next Joaquín Valderrama-Valenzuela @Macquarie_Uni & @srap_ieap vicepresident provides a summary of our activities and Australian partnerships, also emphasising our Mission: disseminate science & collaboration to contribute to the cultural enrichment of both 🇦🇺 & 🇪🇸 societies
Nice summary of many of the activities we have organised in the last years: Research Bites, #scicomm events, promoting #WomenInSTEM and special events for members as the Mathematical promenade in Sydney...
... and the visit to Siding Spring Observatory, sharing science with young Spanish students, connecting Australia-Spain through top researchers and other fun activities!
Next is @DrAnaVC @Sydney_Science talking about the @raicex_es collaboration: a bit of story and how this network of 16 associations of Spanish researchers working abroad
Nice summary provided by @DrAnaVC @Sydney_Science about @raicex_es , including its Mission and Objectives
Next our member Ángel López-Sánchez @El_Lobo_Rayado @AAOMacquarie @MQPhysAstro @MQEngineering @Macquarie_Uni provides an overview of @srap_ieap social media, #scicomm & outreach
After the break, Paco Sánchez-Bayo, School of Life & Environmental Sciences @Sydney_Science talks about Science in @srap_ieap, emphasising distinguished Spanish researchers visiting us: Prof Montserrat Vilà & Prof Francisco Martínez Mojica and again #WomenInSTEM
Of course the most important research activity that we’ve been organising are the Research Forum: Water 2015, Light 2016, Air 2017 & Earth 2018
More details about the key lectures that we have had in Australia-Spain Research Forums detailed by Paco Sánchez-Bayo
Paco Sánchez-Bayo also summarises why events like @pintofscienceAU are important and tell his adventure from presenting a talk in PoS 2018 to get a research paper from this talk that has been widely cited worldwide: he still giving interviews about it, e.g. in @rne last week!
Next Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, head of Centre for Mental Health Research, Research School of Population Health @scienceANU & Convenor of this Research Forum tasks about Health & social sciences in @srap_ieap
More details about Health and Social Sciences provided by Luis Salvador-Carulla, emphasising the key importance of the collaboration with @IC_Sydney @Spain_Australia @CGEspSydney @EmbajadaEspAust and Australian researchers in @Macquarie_Uni @scienceANU @Sydney_Science & more
More details of the research in health and social sciences with clear examples of the impact of this collaboration, including the “Australian Atlases of Mental Heath Care” by Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla @scienceANU
Next Paula Llull summarises the connection between Science and Arts & Culture that @srap_ieap is doing, again emphasising how important is the collaboration with @IC_Sydney @EmbajadaEspAust @Spain_Australia @CGEspSydney for all of this. All posters for our Forums are by artists
More details of the connection between Science and Arts & Culture made by @srap_ieap summarised by Paula Llull
Paula Llull also gives an overview of the ongoing collaboration of @srap_ieap members with Australian artist Janet Laurence, including @DrAnaVC & Paula herself, which PhD thesis included the work by J. Laurence. Also discussed amazing sculptures by Óscar Martín de Burgos for us!
After the lunch break Carlos Domene González @CDTIoficial talks about the role of funding agencies in research and development collaboration between 🇦🇺 & 🇪🇸: the case of CDTI (Centre for Development of Industrial Technology)
Carlos Domene González also summarises the case of @CDTIoficial in Australia: contacts include @CSIRO @arc_gov_au @srap_ieap and potential collaborations between 🇦🇺 & 🇪🇸 (see slides for details)
Next Prof Carlos García-Alonso @LoyolaAnd talks about the role of universities in research and education in Australia, Spain and Latin America: the case of Loyola University
Some details about @LoyolaAnd presented by Prof Carlos García-Alonso during our @srap_ieap 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum
Prof Carlos García-Alonso @LoyolaAnd presents the case of Mental Health research not only as an Australia-Spain collaboration but also international collaborations
Next A/Prof José Alberto Salina-Pérez @LoyolaAnd @scienceANU talks about the role of a organisers’ organisation in enhancing collaboration between Australia, Spain & Latino America: the case of @srap_ieap
A/Prof José Alberto Salina-Pérez summarises some of the activities that @srap_ieap is conducting to enhance the collaboration between 🇦🇺, 🇪🇸 & Latin America, e.g. Research Bites & mapping mental health care
Next Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Director of the National School of Public Health, Mexico, talks about the role of public health agencies in enhancing collaboration between Australia & Latin America
Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce also discusses the case of the internationalisation of the academic program of the Mexican Public Heath School and its connections to Australia, including the MENT-AL consortium Australia-Latin America
After the coffee break and before starting the round table about 🇦🇺🇪🇸 collaboration in research, Luis Sánchez-Vellisco @EmbajadaEspAust provides an overview of International Science Cooperation made by Spain in the last years
Luis Sánchez-Vellisco @EmbajadaEspAust summarises what have we learnt from these international collaborations @raicex_es
... and also a look to the future: where do we go? Luis Sánchez-Vellisco @EmbajadaEspAust summarises challenges but also opportunities for enhancing international collaborations and promote science (e.g. The Malaspina Award)
Next David Ferrán, Counsellor (Education) @EmbajadaEspAust summarises the Spanish Education Office
David Ferrán @EmbajadaEspAust emphasises the importance of “Content and Language Integrated Learning” for learning another language through a content subject, and the “Language Assistants Program” (Scholarships in Spain)
A very interesting round table about “Australian-Spanish collaboration in research and development: where to go next?” to finalise our 5th Australia-Spain Research Forum
Finally Joaquín Valderrama-Valenzuela @Macquarie_Uni & @srap_ieap Vice-president, gives final remarks of 5th 🇦🇺🇪🇸 Research Forum & thanks partners & sponsors for their support
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