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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


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 ...


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


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


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



SRAP has collaborated in the interactive event “The enigmatic world of Sharks, Whales and Jellyfish“, that was held at Currumbin RSL, Gold Coast (Queensland) on Sunday 20th August 2023. In fact, our SRAP member and coordinator of the SRAP Queensland node and social media, Dr Mariel Familiar López (Griffith University) […]

SRAP collaborates in “The enigmatic world of Sharks, Whales and ...


On Thursday 17th August 2023, SRAP organised another Pintxos of Science event as part of the 2023 Australia National Science Week at the Gure Txoko Basque Club Sydney (344 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010). With the title of Brains & Bites, 2023 Pintxos of Science invited the audience to discover the […]

2023 Pintxos of Science – Brains & Bites


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On the occasion of National Science Week in Australia, SRAP collaborates again with the Instituto Cervantes of Sydney to offer a conference on Tuesday 15th August 2023, at 5:30pm. It was held at the Instituto Cervantes Sydney in a hybrid (in-person +online)  format. The full recording of the event is available […]

Hybrid Conference for Australia’s National Science Week 2023



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


Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) is an independent and non-for-profit community association of volunteers in Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific that aims to disseminate excellent-quality research and facilitate collaboration opportunities to contribute to the cultural enrichment and knowledge advance of our society. SRAP is committed in boosting the career perspectives […]

Announcement of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award 2023


The Final Report of the 2022 SRAP Research Forum “A digital world” has been released. You can get it in PDF format (file size: 6.2 Mb). A high-resolution PDF file is also available (file size: 19.4 Mb). This report complements the Booklet of the 2022 SRAP Research Forum (PDF format, file […]

Final report of the 2022 SRAP Research Forum