Science Diplomacy


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 ...


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 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



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


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 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum


(Post only available in Spanish) Hoy RAICEX ha publicado un Decálogo para fomentar la internacionalización del Sistema Español de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación. ¡Descarga el decálogo en pdf! Desde RAICEX abogamos por un plan de mejora del Sistema Español de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (SECTI) que lo haga atractivo al talento, […]

RAICEX’s Decalogue to Promote the Internationalization of the Spanish System ...



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 6th Malaspina Awards are now open. The Malaspina Awards are bestowed by the Spanish Embassy in Canberra and the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific […]

Nominations open for the 6th Malaspina Award


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


(Post only available in Spanish) Hoy RAICEX ha publicado las propuestas que la Comisión de Política Científica y Atracción de Talento de RAICEX ha elaborado al Real Decreto (RD) por el que se regula la acreditación estatal para el acceso a los cuerpos docentes universitarios y el régimen de los concursos de […]

Proposals from RAICEX for the Royal Decree on access to ...



Our partner and coordinator of the SRAP Delegation of the South Pacific Islands, Ricardo Domínguez Llosa (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations), has coordinated the creation of a video on irrigation in Vanuatu as part of the Integrated Sustainable Land and Coastal Management Project. In Ricardo’s own words: […]

Traditional Agricultural Irrigation Systems in Vanuatu


On Wednesday 10th May, the Consuls General of the Member States of the European Union invited SRAP President, Dr Ángel López-Sánchez (Macquarie University), and SRAP Treasurer, Dr Francisco (Paco) Sánchez Bayo (Sydney University), to a special diplomatic event celebrating Europe Day 2023, at the Gallery Room of the State Library of […]

SRAP invited to a Diplomatic event celebrating Europe Day 2023


Today, 6th April 2023, our SRAP President, Dr Ángel López-Sánchez, has had a virtual meeting with the president of RICE (Red de Investigadores China-España), Dr Daniel del Barrio Álvarez, and the president and vice-president of ACE Japón (Association of Spanish Researchers in Japan), Dr David Pérez de Lara and Prof. Olga Amengual, […]

Virtual meeting of SRAP, RICE, and ACE Japón



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


Yesterday I was invited to represent SRAP and Macquarie University in an event for International Women Day 2023 at the General Consulate of Argentina in Sydney. It was in a joint event with Instituto Cervantes Sydney and the General Consulate of Spain in Sydney. They had a panel discussion with Sydney-based Argentinian […]

Event for International Women Day at Argentina Consulate


(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 ...



On January 25, 2023, the Ambassador of Australia in Madrid, Ms. Sophia McIntyre, received two professors from the University of Canberra: Professor Sue Lukersmith and the Deputy Director of the Health Research Institute, Luis Salvador-Carulla. Both were in Madrid for the annual meeting of the Horizon project “EMPOWER,” co-funded by […]

Luis Salvador-Carulla meets Ambassador of Australia in Spain


The 7th Meeting on Scientific, Technological, and Innovation Diplomacy in Spain, organized by the Network of Associations of Spanish Scientists and Researchers Abroad (RAICEX), took place on December 20th and 21st, 2022, at the headquarters of the Ramón Areces Foundation in Madrid. Our partner, honorary president of SRAP and Ambassador […]

7th Meeting of Spanish Scientific, Technological, and Innovation Diplomacy and ...


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 ...



Dr Joaquín Valderrama has been decorated by the Spanish Ambassador in Australia, HE Ms Alicia Moral Revilla, with the Knight’s Cross of the Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic for his merits in presiding over the association Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) from 2019 to 2021 and for sustaining a productive international research […]

Joaquin Valderrama receives the Knight’s Cross of the Royal Order ...


The president of SRAP, Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Macquarie University) has been invited to participate in the “IV Jornadas de Promoción Internacional del Sistema Universitario Español” organized by CRUE (Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities) on November 24th and 25th at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Aranjuez Campus). It is a […]

SRAP participates in Conference promoting the internalisation of Spanish universities


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