Scots universities forge new links in Brazil

Seven Scottish universities have organised a week of engagements in Brazil under the ‘Connected Scotland’ banner to try to develop new research partnerships between the two nations, writes Lucinda Cameron for The Scotsman.

The engagements will focus on areas of shared research interest in which Scottish universities offer particular expertise, including environmental management, air and water pollution, agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and geology. Representatives from the universities of Dundee, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Stirling, St Andrews, Abertay, and Edinburgh Napier University make up the Scottish delegation travelling under the ‘Connected Scotland’ banner with support from the British Council.

They were to hold a series of engagements and workshops for researchers from over 20 Brazilian universities, research institutes, government ministries and funding bodies in three Brazilian cities: Sao Paulo, Recife and Belo Horizonte. Alastair Sim, director at Universities Scotland, a Connected Scotland partner, said: “The great level of enthusiasm from the Scottish and Brazilian universities engaging on this mission means there is huge potential here to form new and enduring partnerships.”
Full report on The Scotsman site