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Trinity Hosts Delegates from Brazil-Ireland Science Week

Posted on 27 February 2015

Provost Paddy Prendergast delegates Brazil Ireland Science WeekTrinity College Dublin was honoured to receive delegates and researchers from a variety of Brazilian universities as part of Brazil-Ireland Science Week on Thursday.

Delegates were welcomed to Trinity by the Provost, Prof. Paddy Prendergast at a coffee morning the the Provost's House. From there all attendees had working groups and meetings in schools and faculties across campus to facilitate collaboration in the future. A luncheon at Science Gallery Dublin was followed by a tour of campus, and a visit to the Old Library and the world-famous Book of Kells. The attendees then attended a series of presentations from Brazilian students and researchers, members of the Global Relations team, and representatives from the Research and Innovation Academy to close the day.

The visit to Trinity comes as part of the first annual Brazil-Ireland Science Week, which is coordinated by Research Brazil Ireland, and Science Foundation Ireland. The three-day conference, entitled “Collaborative Research for a Better Future”, is an effort to strengthen research ties between the two nations.

Ireland is recognised as a world-class location for research, development and innovation with a proven track record of aligning activity to the current and emerging needs of industry. Brazil is an emerging economy with the ambition, capacity and resources to become a world leader in high-level scientific research.   Both countries have a well-established and respected profile amongst the global science community and are increasingly focused on looking outwards and internationalising their research activities.