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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



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


(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 ...


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



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 ...




(Post only available in Spanish). En la edición de hoy, 7 de junio de 2022, del program radiofónico Punto de Enlace (RNE), ha participado nuestro socio Paco Martínez Baena, donde ha expuesto su trabajo de recuperación del hábitat de los arrecifes de ostras. Este programa es una colaboración de RNE […]

Interview to SRAP member Paco Martínez in RNE


Today, Wednesday 1st June 2022, we have had the 2022 Research Bites in Queensland. It was a fully virtual event, with three of our SRAP members in Queensland presented their research. The speakers and their talks were: Dr. Gorane Santamaría Ormaetxea: “Resonancia magnética de mama” Dr. Lucía Colodro Conde: “Esquizofrenia […]

Research Bites Queensland 2022



On Tuesday 17th May the Consuls General of the Member States of the European Union invited SRAP President, Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez, and SRAP vice-president, Dr. Carmen Salvador-Palomeque, to a special diplomatic event celebrating Europe Day 2022, at the beautiful Refectory Dining Hall at Sydney University. The title of this diplomatic event […]

SRAP invited to a Diplomatic event celebrating Europe Day 2022


SRAP, in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes Sydney, Macquarie University, and the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE), is proud to announce that the first conference between Australian and Spanish universities “Building Bridges between the Australian and Spanish University systems” will be held on Monday 30th May, 4:30pm (Sydney) as […]

Building Bridges between the Australian and Spanish University systems




Two of our members, Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) and Dr José Barrero (CSIRO) participated in the Pint of Science festival in Canberra. Both of them briefly talk about their experiences in this article. Experience by Dr Sofía Samper Carro (ANU) This year I had the pleasure to participate in the […]

SRAP participates in Pint of Science in Canberra


This evening a SRAP delegation, Ángel López-Sánchez (SRAP President), Eladio Hernández (SRAP Industry Liaison) and Carmen Salvador Palomeque (SRAP Vice-president) attended the invitation to a networking event organised by La Cámara de Comercio España-Australia (Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce), that puts in contact and develops relationships between Australian and Spanish industries and businesses. […]

Networking event with La Camara


On Thursday 17th March we had an on-line Research Bites organised by SRAP in New Zealand. The event started at 7pm NZST (5pm AEDT) and was organised by Dr. Marta Ribó (Auckland University of Technology and Chair of the SRAP Delegation in New Zealand). The Ambassador of Spain in New Zealand, […]

SRAP New Zealand online Research Bites 2022



Post only available in Spanish Nuestra socia, Prof. Ana Vila-Concejo (Universidad de Sídney), ha sido entrevistada hoy en radio SBS en español sobre ¿Qué está provocando las inundaciones en la costa este de Australia? Puedes encontrar el artículo entero y la entrevista (ambas en español) en esta página de radio […]

Interview to Prof Ana Vila-Concejo in SBS about floods in ...


Post only available in Spanish. Hoy, 11 de febrero, es el Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en Ciencia. Por ese motivo desde RAICEX (la Red de Asociaciones de Investigadores y Científicos Españoles en el Exterior) se ha preparado este vídeo titulado “Por la igualdad de género en […]

Getting gender balance in research careers


(Post only available in Spanish) En conmemoración del Día Internacional de la Mujer y la Niña en Ciencia, SRAP organizó una maratón de edición de Wikipedia (Wikithon) el 9 de febrero de 2022. Durante este evento, durante 4 horas se editaron, ampliaron corrigieron durante 4 horas las páginas de 7 científicas […]

Wikithon for the International Day of Women and Girls in ...