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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



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


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 ...




At the beginning of April 2022, the Australian Government released a statement detailing the strategic areas to invest in research with international collaborators, also promoting scientific diplomacy with those countries. In particular, four strategic research fields are identified. Every field has four strategic countries: Advanced Manufacturing Hydrogen Production Artificial Intelligence […]

The Australian Government identifies Spain as strategic country for research ...


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


(Post only available in Spanish) A finales de enero la comisión de RAICEX de Política Científica y Atracción de Talento, que actualmente es liderada por la investigadora Judit Jímenez (ECUSA) y en la que participan los socios de SRAP Prof. Luis Salvador-Carulla y Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (presidente de SRAP), envió […]

RAICEX consigue el reconocimiento de investigadores en el extranjero en ...



Today, 27 November, we had our 2021 AGM (Annual General Meeting), where our member, astrophysicist and science communicator Dr. Ángel López-Sánchez (Senior Lecturer, Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), was elected as new SRAP President. Following Ángel’s presentation, his vision for SRAP in 2022 has four pillars: Collaboration:  Between members, promoting […]

Ángel López-Sánchez, new SRAP President


Today our member from SRAP in New Zealand, Marta Ribó received the Early Career Research Award of School of Environment, The University of Auckland. Dr Ribó is a marine geologist who has conducted a 2-year research project on sediment dynamics and human impacts in the Queen Charlotte Sound region, in […]

Marta Ribó receives Early Career Research Award


The local newspaper of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Pittwater News, has awarded the title “Artist Of The Month October 2021“ to our member Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), for the astrophotography he is conducting from his backyard in Frenchs Forest at the Northern Beaches. You can enjoy […]

Ángel López-Sánchez awarded “Artist of the Month” in Pittwater News



Our member, Associate Professor Adriana Verges (UNSW), is a finalist for the prestigious Eureka Prizes 2021 in the category “Celestino Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science“. Adriana says: As an ecologist, I feel that science communication and engaging with the general public has never been more important. Although our […]

Adriana Verges finalist for the Eureka Prizes 2021



SRAP-IEAP President, Dr. Joaquín Valderrama, and Vice-President, Dr. Carmen Salvador, attended the 2021 Ibero-American Business Networking Drinks organised by La Camara in partnership with ALABC (Australian-Latin American Business Council), on Wednesday 28th April 2021. It was a great networking event with unique opportunities to meet high representatives from different countries […]

SRAP-IEAP attended the 2021 Ibero-American Business Networking Drinks



SRAP-IEAP President, Dr Joaquín Valderrama, has attended today, Friday 26th March 2021, the Welcome Business Lunch event for the Ambassador of Spain in Australia , H.E. Ms Alicia Moral Revilla, organised by La Cámara (THE SPANISH-AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) and sponsored by Johnson Winter & Slattery. The event has taken place at […]

Business Lunch with La Cámara



A/Prof Sergio León-Saval, SRAP-IEAP Honorary President, was awarded with the Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel la Católica, a decoration from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation that is bestowed upon Spanish or foreign citizens that have excelled in their merits and achievements, as well as in promoting the interests of Spain. The Officer […]

Sergio León-Saval awarded Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel ...



Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Marta Yebra (Australian National University, ANU), has been appointed as Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence“.   The ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence will undertake advanced research and develop hi-tech solutions to predict, identify and extinguish blazes before they become deadly. The ambitious program will […]

Marta Yebra appointed Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre ...


Our member Sofía Samper Carro, Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Social Sciences – Australian National University, ANU, Canberra), has collaborated in a study recently published in Nature Communications,  titled  “Isotopic evidence for initial coastal colonization and subsequent diversification in the human occupation of Wallacea“. In the […]

Sofía Samper Carro collaborates in Anthropology research published in Nature ...


Our member Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) is shortlisted to the “2020 Queensland Women in STEM prize“. She presents her research with a great 2 minutes video:     The award is given by popular vote that is now open to the public. You can vote for her […]

Teresa Ubide, shortlisted to the “2020 QLD Women in STEM” ...



The Outstanding Achievement in Research Utilisation award this year has gone to our member Dr Marta Yebra from the Australian National University and to the lead end-user Adam Leavesley from ACT Parks and Conservation Service. Marta and Adam were recognised with the award at #AFAC19 for their outstanding collaboration. Congratulations! […]

Outstanding Achievement in Research Utilisation award to Marta Yebra


(Post only available in Spanish, but read the UNSW Media Release about it) Nuestra socia, la ecóloga marina española Adriana Vergés ha sido galardonada hoy por la UNSW en Australia con el premio “UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize” por su “liderazgo creativo y persuasivo” en la concienciación de la población […]

Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés receives UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize


(Post only available in Spanish) El Instituto Cervantes de Tokio acogió los días 6 y 7 de septiembre de 2019 el I Encuentro de Asociaciones de Científicos Españoles en Asia-Pacífico. Por primera vez, investigadores españoles  en Australia, China y Japón dan a conocer su labor científica y las iniciativas que […]

1st Meeting of Spanish Researchers in Asia-Pacific in Tokio