Canberra


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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


On Saturday 24th June 2023 SRAP organised in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Canberra a visit to the two astronomical observatories in ACT (Australia Capital Territory): the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station in Tidbinbilla and Mt Stromlo Observatory. Almost 70 people, including many kids, enjoyed a full day of […]

SRAP visits ACT Astronomy Observatories


The association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) just had a wild gathering with representatives from Sydney, Queensland, and Canberra. They reviewed all their hard work since the foundation of SRAP in 2015. and brainstormed where they want to take the association next. It was like watching a flock of hilarious […]

Successful SRAP Retreat in Canberra



On Tuesday 21st March the SRAP President, Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University) attended a Diplomacy networking event at the Spanish Embassy in Canberra with the recently created group of “Australia-Spain Parliamentary Friendship group”. We had the opportunity of meeting several Australian parliamentarians, including Steve Georganas MP (Federal Member for Adelaide), […]

Diplomacy networking event at the Spanish Embassy in Australia


(Post only in Spanish, the video has subtitles in English). Nuestra socia y coordinadora de la sede de ACT, Dra. Sofía Samper Carro, ha participado en uno de los vídeos dentro de la iniciativa “Abriendo caminos, reduciendo brechas” que ha coordinado RAICEX en colaboración varios organismos gubernamentales españoles. En particular, […]

“Opening roads, closing gaps”: Dr Sofía Samper and Montserrat Momán ...


Dr Marina Trigueros, an SRAP member, and former Board member, was a featured speaker at the recent Australian Science Communicators Conference (ASC2023) held at the Australian Academy of Science in Canberra. Marina represented Phenomics Australia as the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, and the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) program. She was part of the NCRIS Communications Network […]

Dr Marina Trigueros at the Australian Science Communicators Conference (ASC2023)



During this week (Monday 28th Nov – Friday 2nd Dec) a high-level delegation of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), including the General Director of ESO, Prof Xavier Barcons, has visited Australia. Several members of the Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) association, Nuria Lorente (Macquarie University), Dr Noelia Martínez Rey (Australian National […]

Active participation of SRAP members during an ESO high-level delegation ...


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


On 17 November 2022 we launched ‘The Longest Voyage’, an exhibit to commemorate the five hundredth anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world completed by Juan Sebastian Elcano and his crew aboard the Victoria in 1522. This exhibition has been organised by the Spanish Embassy in Australia, the Australian National […]

SRAP participates in ‘The Longest Voyage’ exhibition



(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


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 ...


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



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


On 1st December 2021 the Spanish Embassy in Canberra hosted the 25th Science Diplomat Club event. These networking events are periodically organised by some European embassies and seeks to promote the relationships between diplomats and scientists with Australian Government agencies (Department of Health, ARC, Department of Industry). The invitation to the 25th Science […]

SRAP in the 25th Science Diplomat Club in Canberra


I am delighted to announce the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards. These Awards aim to recognise the excellency of the contribution to SRAP from member who have actively participated in the Board. SRAP exists because we are a group of passionate researchers who dedicate significant hours on a voluntary basis driving […]

Marina Trigueros receives the 2021 SRAP Laureates Awards



Our member Dr Noelia Martínez (ANU) is leading the “ground segment” work package to Scope the use of the ANU optical ground station (OGS) to provide ground segment support for Arqit satellites. This work package includes a design study for a demonstration integrating the Arqit satellite payload simulator with the ANU […]

SRAP-IEAP member Noelia Martínez leads the ground segment to use ...


Dr José Barrero works as a Team Leader at CSIRO Agriculture and Food in Canberra (Australia) and is a SRAP-IEAP member. Jose’s team has developed a transgenic cowpea (also known as black eye pea) variety that is fully resistant to the insect Maruca vitrata. This legume is a key staple food in […]

Food security and transgenic crops: from the laboratory to the ...


SRAP-IEAP-ACT organised a Research Bites/Arts Meet Science the event More than Drawings. Exploring rock art through the lens of human cognition and climate change on the 11th of June 2021. For this public talk, we had the pleasure to welcome three international speakers, Dr. Inés Domingo Sanz (University of Barcelona), […]

Research Bites/Art Meet Science event in Canberra: More than drawings