Activities


We are thrilled to announce Science@Heart, an engaging and enlightening event taking place on August 17th at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo. This event is made possible thanks to the successful collaboration between SRAP (Spanish Researchers in Australia Pacific) and the University of Sydney, funded by a National […]

Science@Heart in Dubbo for Australia National Science Week


Our SRAP member A/Prof Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland) has participated in a field campaign in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) to study the new volcano that erupted in September 2021. The field campaign in La Palma has involved researchers from the Complutense University of Madrid, Rey Juan Carlos University, […]

Research of the new volcano at La Palma by Teresa ...


SRAP has attended the 8th Meeting of Scientific, Technological, and Spanish Innovation Diplomacy and the Network of Associations of Researchers and Scientists Abroad (RAICEX), which took place last Wednesday, December 20, at the headquarters of the Ramón Areces Foundation in Madrid, Spain. I was representing SRAP in these meetings. The […]

SRAP attended the 8th Meeting of Scientific, Technological, and Spanish ...



A group of friends and flamenco lovers including SRAP Honorary President Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla have planned an unforgettable Spanish summer night at The Robertson Hotel (Robertson – Southern Highlands, NSW) that will encompass an immersive experience in its world-famous food, wine and music. This once-in-a-decade event will bring together exceptional ambassadors of Spanish culture […]

Announcement: Flamenco Weekend at The Robertson Hotel 


Our member, SRAP Queensland representative and social media manager, Dr Mariel Familiar López (Griffith University) was appointed as an Inspiring Australia Queensland (IAQ) Ambassador 2023/4. Her community engagement and outreach, and science communication work identified her as an exceptional and inspiring STEM leader by IAQ. The IAQ program intends to […]

Dr. Mariel Familiar named “Inspiring Australia Queensland Ambassador 2023/4”




Our honorary president Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla has been named “Researcher of the Year 2023” at University of Canberra, following the Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards 2023.   The details, in these news of the University of Canberra: Professor of Mental Health Luis Salvador-Carulla is an award-winning mental health expert and the Deputy […]

Professor Luis Salvador-Carulla named “Researcher of the Year” at University ...


An MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) agreement was signed today, 4th December 2023, between the University of Canberra (Australia) and the University of Valencia (Spain). The signing ceremony took place at the Spanish Embassy in Canberra. Montserrat Moman, Deputy Head of the Spanish Embassy, welcomed the event and emphasized the significance […]

MoU Agreement between University of Canberra (Australia) and University of ...


Today, Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, several SRAP members had the privilege of attending the captivating holographic concert of Maria Callas at the stunning Sydney Opera House, a unique experience commemorating the 100 years of her artistry and innovation. The event, organized by the European Union in Australia, was a masterful […]

SRAP invited to “Maria Callas: A Concert in Hologram” at ...



Our president, Dr Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University), has been interviewed for an article in Diario Córdoba titled “Cuatro cordobeses ejemplo de talento exportado al mundo”, which was published today, Sunday, 26th November, 2023. According to the article in Diario Córdoba “Cuatro cordobeses ejemplo de talento exportado al mundo,” Ángel López-Sánchez […]

Ángel López-Sánchez interviewed in Diario Córdoba as “example of talent ...


The 6th Malaspina Awards Ceremony took place at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra on Friday 17 November 2022 at 6:00pm. The 2023 Malaspina Awards have been conferred to Prof Carola Vinuesa (Individual) EMPOWER Consortium – University of Canberra (Institution) The event counted with the participation of Ms Anna-Maria Arabia (Chief […]

6th Malaspina Awards Ceremony


Ahoy, fellow SRAP members! I recently had the pleasure of setting sail on an extraordinary event called ‘Cruise with the Europeans,’ organized by various European Chambers of Commerce including La Camara. I embarked on this cruise representing SRAP with the intent of exploring potential collaborations with Spanish firms and researchers. […]

SRAP participates in Sydney Cruise with La Cámara



Motivated by the closing talk of our 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum, the Prof. Héctor Socas-Navarro (Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, University of La Laguna, and Director of the Museum of Science and the Cosmos of Tenerife), a renowned science communicator, has shared today, November 12, on his YouTube […]

Extended talk of the contribution by Prof Héctor Socas-Navarro in ...


Our member Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs has been awarded the 2nd SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award. The 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum hosted the second edition of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award. This award was organised by SRAP and was sponsored by the Ramón Areces Foundation (frA). The Award aimed to boost the career perspectives […]

Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs: Winner of the 2nd SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher ...


The 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum entitled “A Connected World“ was hosted at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 3rd of November 2023. The full recording of the event is available in our YouTube channel: Opening The 2023 SRAP Research Forum commenced at 10:00am with registration and a […]

Summary of the 9th SRAP Research Forum – A Connected ...



The Malaspina Award is an honour bestowed by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra and the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) to individuals and organisations who have made a significant contribution to the scientific and/or cultural relationship between Spain and Australia. From this year, the award will be presented […]

Announcement of the winners of the 6th Malaspina Award


Today, 25th October 2023, SRAP has attended the Science Diplomacy Club in Canberra. Organised by the Italian Embassy in Canberra, this event was focused in the importance for Australian astronomers, scientists, engineers, STEM educators and science communicator, as well as the public, to get the full membership of Australia in the […]

SRAP participates in “Science Diplomacy Club” as Italian Embassy in ...




As is tradition, some SRAP members were able to participate in the event organised by the Embassy of Spain in Canberra for October 12th, Spain Day. Specifically, at this event were Dr. Paula Llull (Embassy of Spain in Australia), Prof Sergio León-Saval (University of Sydney), Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (Australian […]

SRAP participates in event for Spain Day at the Spanish ...


SRAP was invited to participate in the Future Europe 2023 series, a collaborative effort between RMIT, Global Victoria, and Instituto Cervantes, involving many industry and some academic partners. The event was held at the headquarters of the Instituto Cervantes in Madrid on September 26, 2023, and marked the beginning of a thought […]

SRAP at the “Future Europe 2023 Series” in Madrid


On September 4, 2023, The Health Research Institute (HRI) of the University of Canberra organised the first seminar in a new series on Secondary Analysis of Large Databases coordinated by Prof L. Salvador-Carulla (Head of the HRI and SRAP Honorary President). HRI invited eminent data scientists from the Centre for […]

Seminar of Secondary Analysis of Large Databases at University of ...



Did you know that after the amphibians, chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, and chimaeras) are the most threatened vertebrate Class? In fact, recent assessments state that 1 in 3 shark species are threatened with extinction (IUNC Red List). Although many shark populations are threatened and declining, sharks are mostly perceived as predators […]

Dr Mariel Familiar showcased in National Geographic Shark Fest


Congratulations to our members A/Prof Teresa Ubide (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland) and Dr Sofía Samper Carro (School of Culture, History and Language; College of Asia and the Pacific; Australian National University) for being awarded the very prestigious ARC (Australian Research Council) grants of “ARC Future Fellowship 2024” (Teresa) […]

ARC Fellowships to A/Prof Teresa Ubide and Dr Sofía Samper


Our member Blanca Bardaji (Research Manager, Centre for Carbon, Water and Food, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, The University of Sydney) invites SRAP members to attend the  “Nitrogen-Plant Nutrition Unleashed: Experience Nitrogen 2023“, a Global Symposium by the University of Sydney (November 6th to 9th, 2023). Welcome to Nitrogen 2023! Set against the vibrant […]

Nitrogen-Plant Nutrition Unleashed: Experience Nitrogen 2023, a Global Symposium by ...