The Spanish Researchers in Australia and Pacific Association celebrated the fourth edition of the Australia-Spain Research Forum, with the support of the Spain Australia Council Foundation among others institutions
Following previous editions, dedicated to Water, Light and Air, this year Earth was the focus of this edition. Last July the SACF and the SRAP signed a collaboration agreement for the celebration of this fourth Forum.
Migrations, sanitary strategies, agricultural and genetic edition, pollution, architecture and landscape and demography were some of the topics during the Forum. Participants in these events included the SRAP President, Mr. Sergio León Saval; Professor Luis Salvador Carulla, Director of Mental Health Research at Australian National University (ANU); Mr. Carlos García Alonso, Research Vice-Chancellor of the University Loyola Andalucía and Mr. Eladio Hernando, landscape designer, among others.
Mr. Manuel Cacho, Ambassador of Spain to Australia, opened the event together with Mr. Sergio León Saval and Mrs. Jane Dahlstrom, Dean of the ANU College of Health and Medicine.
Together with the SRAP, the ANU and the SACF, this IV Australia-Spain Research Forum was also organized with the support of the respective embassies in both countries, the Instituto Cervantes and the Ramón Areces Foundation.
The SRAP’s objectives include to help the Spanish researchers working in the region and promoting the networking, assist Australian research institutes and universities understanding the Spanish university and research system, as well as to contribute to the engagement of the Spanish researchers in the Asia and Pacific region to participate in the Spanish research system. The organisation has 45 members actually, working in 15 different universities and research centres in the Asia Pacific region.