Yearly Archives: 2022


The 8th Australia-Spain Research Forum entitled “A Digital World“ was hosted at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 25th of November 2022. The full recording of the event is available in our YouTube channel: Below some photos of the event (full description and details will be added […]

Summary of the 8th SRAP Research Forum



The 5th Malaspina Award Ceremony took place at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra on Friday 18 November 2022 at 5:30pm. The event counted with the participation of: Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, University of Canberra and SRAP Honorary President (Master of Ceremony) Ms Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive of the Australian […]

5th Malaspina Award Ceremony



(Post sólo disponible en inglés) The Malaspina Award is an honour bestowed by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra and the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP). It is awarded to individuals or organisations who have made a significant contribution to the scientific and/or cultural relationships between Spain and Australia. […]

Announcement of the winner of the 5th Malaspina Award: RMIT-Europe


In October 2022 the SRAP member from New Zealand Dr Marta Ribo, marine geologist lecturer of Geosciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), conducted some amazing field surveys in Tonga. Dr Ribo was in charge of the bathymetric survey, re-mapping the seafloor in some areas of the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcano, […]

New seafloor mapping of the Tongan archipelago


Our member and Honorific President, Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla, Co-Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute and Honorary Professor of the School of Public Health, University of Canberra, and member of the CDRP, University of Sydney,  has received the 2022 Tom Trauer Award for his contribution to mental health service research […]

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla receives the 2022 Tom Trauer Award



The association Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP)  organises annually the “Australia-Spain Research Forum”, a multidisciplinary conference aimed at the wider community, to highlight Australia-Spain research and present broad research and cultural topics which are of special interest to the Australian and Spanish societies. SRAP promotes and supports networking between Australia-Pacific […]

Announcement of the 8th Australia-Spain Research Forum: A Digital World


Instituto Cervantes in Sydney, in collaboration with Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) and the Conference of Deans of Spanish Universities (CRUE), have organised the second conference between Australian and Spanish universities “Building bridges between the Australian and Spanish universities”. This conference was held at the Instituto Cervantes Sydney premises on the 17th […]

2nd Conference between Australian and Spanish Universities


During this week I have participated, as SRAP President, in several events and meetings in Canberra and Sydney following the official visit of the Spanish Minister of Industry, Trade, and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, to Australia. First of all, I’d like to thank the staff at the Spanish Embassy in Canberra, particularly the […]

SRAP participates in events and work meetings with the Minister ...



(Post only available in Spanish) Desde la red de asociaciones de científicos españoles RAICEX hemos preparado una serie de enmiendas al Anteproyecto de Ley Orgánica del Sistema Universitario que se está tramitando en el Congreso. La consulta pública terminará el próximo 24 de septiembre y nuestras propuestas pretenden fomentar la […]

RAICEX suggestions to the Spanish “Anteproyecto de Ley Orgánica del ...


The Spanish Embassy in Canberra in collaboration with the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) are pleased to announce that the nominations for the 5th Malaspina Award are now open. The Malaspina Award is an honour bestowed by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra and the Association of Spanish Researchers […]

Nominations open for the 5th Malaspina Award


On September 9th took place the third encounter between SRAP researchers and advanced students from ALCE Australia. This online format, entitled “Vocational Workshop“, allows students and their parents to learn first-hand what the day-to-day life of a scientist is like, their difficulties and their best moments, their training, and their […]

Vocational Workshop between ALCE students and SRAP members



One of my favourites stories in my blog is “Seasons: Astronomy vs. Australia” that I published exactly 8 years ago, on the 1st September 2014. In this post I described how seasons are defined using Astronomy using equinoxes and solstices. And that I was very surprised to see that in […]

Seasons in Australia, why don’t they follow the astronomical definition?


For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP joined forces with Instituto Cervantes Sydney organising 3 free science communication events. The last one of them is an hybrid (in-person +online) event that was held at Instituto Cervantes Sydney at 5:30pm, Thursday 18th Aug, with the title “Connecting Australian and Spanish research” Each panelist […]

Connecting Australian and Spanish Research: hybrid event for Australia’s National ...


Today, Wednesday 17th August 2022, at 5:30pm, we have enjoyed the second of the 3 free science communication events that SRAP and Instituto Cervantes Sydney have organised jointly for Australia’s National Science Week 2022: “Nuclear energy in Europe and in Australia” Speakers: Jaime Redondo Morais (Instructor of Nuclear Operation at Tecnatom, USA, Jóvenes […]

On-line event: Nuclear energy in Europe and Australia



For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP joins forces with Instituto Cervantes Sydney organising 3 free science communication events. The first one of them, “Online stargazing: discovering the Winter Southern Sky“, was held fully virtual on Tuesday 16th August, 6:30pm. We used a couple of telescopes to show live some of the […]

Online stargazing: discovering the Winter Southern Sky


Our member, Dr. Teresa Ubide (Igneous Petrologist and Vulcanologis at the University of Queensland), has been interviewed as STEM Expert by Inspiring Australia Queensland for Australia’s National Science Week. The complete 8-minutes interview can be found in the Youtube channel of Inspiring Australia Queensland

Interview to Dr. Teresa Ubide for National Science Week


(Post only available in Spanish) Nuestra socia, Assoc. Prof. Marian Vidal-Fernández (Universidad de Sídney), ha sido entrevistada hoy en radio SBS en español para dar su opinión sobre la falta de profesores en Australia. Puedes escuchar la entrevista completa en la web de SBS radio en español.    

Interview to SRAP member Marian Vidal-Fernández in radio SBS in ...



Our member, Prof. Javier Álvarez-Mon (Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology and Art, Macquarie University) has recently published an article in the Journal of the Iran National Museum entitled: Between Picasso and Piradi On tour with Saltimbanques and Musicians from ancient Iran (c. 600 Bc). This article offers a new line drawing and […]

The world’s first professional acrobats were flipping through the Middle ...


For Australia’s National Science Week 2022 SRAP is organising, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Sydney 3 science communication events: 2 fully virtual events (Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August) and a hybrid (presencial at Instituto Cervantes + online) event (Thursday 18th August). All the events are IN ENGLISH. The details […]

Science communication events in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes for Australia ...


SRAP is committed in boosting the career perspectives of early-career Spanish researchers in the Australia-Pacific region. To achieve this goal, the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award 2022 aims to recognise the extraordinary research trajectory of an early-career SRAP member. This Award is organised by SRAP, and it is sponsored by the Ramón Areces Foundation (frA). […]

SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award 2022




(Post only available in Spanish) En el programa de radio científico “Investigadores por el Mundo“, número 165, presentado y dirigido por Antonio G. Armas, que se emitió en Radio Libertad FM , el sábado 18 de junio de 2022, se entrevistó a Cristina Ruano Chamorro, estudiante de doctorado y socia […]

Interview to SRAP member Cristina Ruano in “Investigadores por el ...


SRAP is building more bridges in between Spain and Australia! On 15th June 2022 we were pleased to meet Manuel Muñiz (Provost of IE University and Founding Director of its Center for the Governance of Change) at the Residency of the Spanish Ambassador in Canberra to speak about potential collaboration opportunities. Thanks to […]

SRAP meets Manuel Muñiz in Canberra