Brazil Ireland Research Event – 12-13 April 2018

Event co-organised by the Irish Embassy in Brazil, the Higher Education Authority (HEA), the Irish Research Council (IRC), the Irish Universities Association (IUA) and the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 12-13 April 2018

The event explored opportunities to access financial and other supports from Brazilian funding agencies and from similar Irish/EU bodies.

 The projected outcomes from the event:

  • To advance existing research collaborations and establish new projects of co-operation in line with the objectives of the Irish and Brazilian Governments’ International Education Strategies
  • To strengthen the research alliance with a priority country – the largest economy in Latin America
  • To share information on the research funding landscape in Brazil and Ireland/EU
  • To position Irish HEIs as partners of Brazilian Universities who may wish to apply for targeted support from the Brazilian Government under that country’s new internationalisation programme
  • To agree a communications network (virtual and physical) appropriately supported to enable Irish and Brazilian researchers to continue to share information and ideas


Co-organisers of the Brazil Ireland Research Event and guest of honour, Professor José Celso Freire Junior - President of FAUBAI and UNESP Associate Provost for International Affairs

Over 100 participants engaged in a full day programme geared to future Brazil Ireland research collaborations

Peter Bronw from the Irish Research Council presenting on the Research Funding Landscape in Ireland

Presenters of Plenary Session on Successful Research Partnerships: Facilitator: Miriam Ryan - THEA; Professor Michael Devereux - DIT; Dr Raquel Harper - CONNECT e TCD; Larissa Macêdo Cruz de Oliveira - Universidade de Sergipe and UCC; Dr. Mairéad Moriarty - UL; Professor Mary McNamara - DIT

Presenters of Supporting Future Research Partnerships session: Gerry O'Sullivan - HEA; Ambassador Brian Glynn; Cyntia Sandes Oliveira - CAPES; Professor Luiz Nunes Oliveira - FAPESP; Facilitator: Professor Paul Fanning - UCD

Poster Exhibition - approximately 50 research posters were displayed during the event

Professor Laura Izzarra da Unviersidade de Sao Paulo (USP)