On July 23, NOVA University Lisbon organized the conference “Research in Asia”, in partnership with the Lancaster University. The conference, promoted by the NOVA In the Globe initiative, will bring together researchers from Lancaster and NOVA, from different research fields and schools, who conduct applied research focused in Asia.
Research in Asia fostered collaborations between researchers from different scientific backgrounds, enabling them to share knowledge and collaborate on large-scale research projects with ties to Asia. The event featured a session on NOVA’s capacity-building projects in Asia and two-panel discussions, “Research-driven innovation: Challenges and opportunities” and “Cultural heritage and scientific diplomacy” with both external speakers and leading researchers from NOVA and Lancaster University.
In addition to the researchers from NOVA and Lancaster, the event was attended by the Vice-Rector of NOVA, Professor Elvira Fortunato, by the President of the Portuguese-Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, João Marques da Cruz, by the President of the Camões - Institute for Cooperation and Language, Ambassador Luís Faro Ramos, by the Oriente Foundation and by Professor Robert Geyer from Lancaster University.
The creation of the NOVA Institute for Global Development (NOVA In The Globe) is one of NOVA's strategic initiatives which is designed to work as a centre across the institution that promotes the collaboration and interdisciplinarity of areas and whose research is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.
The Conference “Research in Asia” is the fourth action promoted by the Institute, following the Research in Africa, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, the Research in Europe, also in partnership with the Lancaster University, and Research in Latin America event, that took place in the Rectorate of NOVA in October 2018 and January and April 2019, respectively.