Brazil mission aims to increase academic links

Representatives from the University of Aberdeen have been in Brazil this week, as part of a delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

UK Minister for Universities and Skills, David Willetts and Professor Steve Smith, Vice Chancellor of the University of Exeter and President of Universities UK, were also in the group, examining how academic links between Brazil and the UK can be developed.

The visit has included meetings in Sao Paulo and Brasilia attended by Professor Albert Rodger, Vice-Principal for External Affairs. These have focused on exploring how the higher education sector can develop a scholarship programme between the UK and Brazil, and contribute to the strengthening of relationships in sectors including energy, food and healthcare, exploring opportunities to share knowledge between the two countries.
 
A parallel programme has also taken place focusing on developing growing research links between UK universities, Brazilian universities and industry, and the Brazilian power and oil and gas sectors.  With the importance of Aberdeen as the UK centre for the oil and gas industry, the development of knowledge exchange programmes and research links with other important international energy centres is of strategic importance.  Brazil is an especially important international partner, globally being the largest investor in research and development for oil and gas. Meetings in Rio de Janeiro attended by Professor Ben Kneller (Geosciences), Professor Celso Grebogi (Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology) and Mr Emre Ursenmez (School of Law), were addressed by the President of Petrobras Sergio Gabrielli, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and UK Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Green.
 
The University of Aberdeen’s objectives for the visit have been to re-emphasise the importance of Brazil as an academic and business partner; strengthen links with Petrobras, the wider Brazilian energy sector and other important government, industry and academic partners in Brazil; establish better links with the Brazilian education sector and industry to develop opportunities for scholarship, researcher exchange and collaborative research programmes; and to strengthen links with existing partner Universities in Brazil and develop new partnerships

Professor Rodger said: “With the importance of Aberdeen as the UK centre for the oil and gas industry  the development of knowledge exchange and research programmes with other important international energy centres is of strategic importance.  The University has already established close links with key Brazilian organisations in that sector with the support of UK government agencies.  It is our strategy to develop broad-based long-lasting partnerships in Brazil that strengthen and develop relationships in sectors including energy, food and healthcare, and explore opportunities to share knowledge and ideas between the UK and Brazil to significant mutual advantage.”

Search News

Browse by Month

2022

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2022
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2022
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2022
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2022
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2022
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2022
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2022
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2022

2021

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2021
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2021
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2021
  9. Sep
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2021
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2021
  12. Dec

2020

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2020
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2020
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2020
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2020
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2020
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2020
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

2019

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2019
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2019
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2019
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2019

2018

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2018
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2018
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2018
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2018
  5. May
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2018
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2018
  12. Dec

2017

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2017
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2017
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2017
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2017
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2017
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2017
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2017
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2017

2016

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep There are no items to show for September 2016
  10. Oct
  11. Nov There are no items to show for November 2016
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2016

2015

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2015
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2015
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

2014

  1. Jan
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2014
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2014
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2014
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

2013

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2013
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2013

2012

  1. Jan
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2012
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul There are no items to show for July 2012
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2012
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

2011

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2011
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2011
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec There are no items to show for December 2011

2009

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2009
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2009
  5. May
  6. Jun
  7. Jul
  8. Aug
  9. Sep
  10. Oct
  11. Nov
  12. Dec

2007

  1. Jan There are no items to show for January 2007
  2. Feb There are no items to show for February 2007
  3. Mar There are no items to show for March 2007
  4. Apr There are no items to show for April 2007
  5. May There are no items to show for May 2007
  6. Jun There are no items to show for June 2007
  7. Jul
  8. Aug There are no items to show for August 2007
  9. Sep
  10. Oct There are no items to show for October 2007
  11. Nov
  12. Dec