On April 16, NOVA University Lisbon will organize the conference Research in Latin America, in partnership with the University of Cambridge. The conference, promoted by the NOVA In the Globe initiative, will bring together researchers from Cambridge and NOVA, from different research fields and schools, who conduct applied research focused in Latin America, and will have Lancaster University as a special guest of this event.
The event aims to foster collaborations between researchers from different backgrounds, enabling them to share knowledge and work together in projects with impact in Latin America. Hence, there will be a follow-up to the event which will focus on stewarding these teams into international funding opportunities.
In order to stimulate the development of ideas for collaborative and mutidisciplinary projects, the participants will be divided into four thematic sessions: Development Economics, Health Science, Science & Technology and Social Sciences & Humanities.
The event will be attended not only by the Vice-Rector of NOVA, Professor João Amaro de Matos, but also by professors Emanuel Gomes, João Crespo, Alexandre Abrantes e Pedro Cardim, experts in the different thematic areas, and by researchers from Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC), an initiative from the University of Cambridge that aims to promote multidisciplinary research with an impact in developing countries.
The creation of the NOVA Institute for Global Development (NOVA In The Globe) is one of NOVA's strategic initiatives which, similarly to the Cambridge Global Challenges (CGC), is designed to work as a centre across the institution that promotes the collaboration and interdisciplinarity of areas and whose research is guided by sustainable development goals.
The Conference Research in Latin America is the third action promoted by the Institute, following the Conference Research in Africa, also in partnership with the University of Cambridge, and the Conference Research in Europe, in partnership with the Lancaster University, that took place in the Rectorate of NOVA in October 2018 and January 2019, respectively.
*workshop is reserved to registered researchers