Stockholm University was represented by Kicki Skog, Aji Mathew, Anki Bystedt, Arne Jarrick, Hans Adolfsson, Tiina Häyhä, Gunnel Forsberg, Joseph Samec, Thaïs Machado Borges, Christina Bendz, Laura Álvarez and Elisabet Idermark (Lázaro Moreno Herrera is not pictured).
Stockholm University was represented by Kicki Skog, Aji Mathew, Anki Bystedt, Arne Jarrick, Hans Adolfsson, Tiina Häyhä, Gunnel Forsberg, Joseph Samec, Thaïs Machado Borges, Christina Bendz, Laura Álvarez and Elisabet Idermark (Lázaro Moreno Herrera is not pictured).

 

The seminar in Brazil had many local hosts: CAPES, CNPq together with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation. It was held in the capital, Brasilia, and was the largest of the five seminars in the host countries, with a little over 260 participants, 100 of which were from Sweden. Participants from Stockholm University included Hans Adolfsson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, eight researchers, and staff from the Research Liaison Office.

Dialogue and research financing

A number of subjects were chosen together with the Brazilian hosts:

  • Imaging and Visualization in Life Science
  • Novel Functional Materials and Nanotechnology
  • Inclusive Education: Gender & Ethnicity
  • Sustainable Development: Energy, Environment and Biodiversity
  • Machine Intelligence and Autonomy

Participants from six Swedish universities discussed these with researchers from a wide range of Brazilian universities. In addition, representatives for research funding joined in discussing possibilities for continuing research cooperation between their countries.

Activities in many places across Brazil

After the main conference in Brasilia, there were many activities in other locales in Brazil. Stockholm University held a workshop on human sciences research in cooperation with UNICAMP (University of Campinas), Campinas, São Paulo. Stockholm University also hosted an innovation workshop in UFRJ (Federal University of Rio De Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro. A number of researchers visited the Brazilian Synchrotron in Campinas, São Paulo, together with the Federal University in Pará (UFPA).

SACF seminars have previously been held in South Korea, Singapore, China, and Indonesia. In addition to Stockholm University, KTH, Chalmers, Uppsala, Linköping, and Lund Universities also participate. The project is supported in part by STINT.

Thaïs Machado Borges, together with her Brazilian colleague, are enthusiastic about working together.
Thaïs Machado Borges, together with her Brazilian colleague, are enthusiastic about working together.
Stockholm University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, exchanges ideas with Sylvio Caputo from the University of São Paulo, among others.
Stockholm University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson, exchanges ideas with Sylvio Caputo from the University of São Paulo, among others.
Professor Lázaro Moreno Herrera from the Institute of Education leads a workshop together with her colleague, Professor Maria Ligia de Oliveira Barbosa from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Lázaro Moreno Herrera from the Institute of Education leads a workshop together with her colleague, Professor Maria Ligia de Oliveira Barbosa from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Participants in research meetings about sustainable development: Tiina Häyhä from SRC, Stockholm University, and Victor Maus from Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.
Participants in research meetings about sustainable development: Tiina Häyhä from SRC, Stockholm University, and Victor Maus from Brazilian National Institute for Space Research.
The Swedish university delegation took an excursion to see the sights of Brasilia.
The Swedish university delegation took an excursion to see the sights of Brasilia.
Coffee break for Thaïs Machado Borges, Laura Álvarez, Gunnel Forsberg and Arne Jarrick from Stockholm University.
Coffee break for Thaïs Machado Borges, Laura Álvarez, Gunnel Forsberg and Arne Jarrick from Stockholm University.