Australia


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


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 ...



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 ...


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



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



(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


The first conference between Australian and Spanish universities, “Building Bridges between the Australian and Spanish University systems”, that was held on Monday 30th May as an hybrid (in-person + online) event and jointly organised by SRAP, Instituto Cervantes Sydney, Macquarie University, and the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities (CRUE) has been […]

Success of the 1st Conference between Australian and Spanish Universities


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