The first part of the programme takes place in the capital Brasília. The Swedish researchers will meet Brazilian colleagues in discussions on subjects of interest in both countries: Life Science, Nanotechnology, Sustainable Development, Inclusive Education and Machine Intelligence.

Participating researchers from Stockholm University are:

  • Gunnel Forsberg, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Arne Jarrick, Centre for the Study of Cultural Evolution
  • Laura Alvarez, Dept. of Romance Studies and Classics
  • Kicki Skog, Dept. of Mathematics and Science Education
  • Lazaro Moreno Herrera, Dept. of Education
  • Joseph Samec, Dept. of Organic Chemistry
  • Aji Mathew, Dept. of Materials and Environmental Chemistry
  • Tiina Häyhä, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Also participating are Anki Bystedt, Head of External Relations and Communications Office, Christina Bendz, Head of Innovation Office, and from the Research Support Office, Thaïs Machado Borges and Elisabet Idermark.

Following the main programme in Brasília, the participants will move on to additional activities in other Brazilian cities. Stockholm University is co-hosting an innovation workshop on vocational education and training at Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ. There will also be a workshop on scientific challenges of the migration flows, co-hosted by Stockholm University and UNICAMP at Campinas, São Paulo. Other activities include a visit to the Brazilian Synchrotron in São Paulo and a visit to the Federal University of Pará with focus on the biodiversity of the Brazilian Amazon region.

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