On April 16, NOVA University Lisbon hosted theworkshop Research in Latin America, in partnership with the University of Cambridge. The event, promoted by the NOVA In the Globe initiative, brought together researchers from Cambridge and NOVA, from different research fields and schools, who conduct applied research focused in Latin America, and had Lancaster University as a special guest.
The event fostered collaborations between researchers from different backgrounds, enabling them to share knowledge and work together in projects with impact in Latin America.
In order to stimulate the development of ideas for collaborative and multidisciplinary projects, the participants were divided into four thematic sessions: Development Economics, Health Science, Science & Technology and Social Sciences & Humanities.
The event was attended not only by the Vice-Rector of NOVA, Professor João Amaro de Matos, but also by professors Emanuel Gomes, João Crespo, Alexandre Abrantes and 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, as well as researchers from Lancaster University.
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 was 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.