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FECYT, the Embassy of Spain in the United Kingdom through its Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs and its Office of Employment and Social Security, and the Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU), with the collaboration of the British Council, have published the second edition of the “Guide for the Spanish Researcher in the United Kingdom.

With the title “The researcher career path in Europe: is it (im)possible in Spain?”, the Universidad de Castilla La Mancha (UCLM) organized the first informative session for students and researchers in which funding opportunities, professional alternatives where discussed and where a number of workshops about transferrable skills and other research related topics where discussed. 

FECYT has published a map of funding opportunities to carry out research in Spain: the “Researcher Career Path in Spain at a glance!” providing information about the different stages and funding calls between 2015-2017 of the researcher career in both the public and private sectors. 

Every November, Germany celebrates the fall of the Berlin Wall and also one of the most prestigious international events in the world: Falling Walls. Within this, the international final of Falling Walls Lab (FWLab) takes place in Berlin, a contest for young scientific talents, innovators and visionary minds. 

Topic innovación

Last 8th May, the Spanish embassy in London held the seminar “Science in Spain 2017 – Biotech Industry” Science in Spain 2017 – Biotech Industry”, which is part of the campaign “Science in Spain” that aims to promote internationally the Spanish system for science, technology and innovation.

The scheme “Ambassadors for Science” began in May 2016 in the United Kingdom with nine couples of scientists and diplomats, who shared a few days together to learn about their different professional worlds, and to share their experiences in a last session in October 2016

The specialized journal in science diplomacy, Science & Diplomacy, published on 14th February an article entitled “Spanish Science Diplomacy: A Global and Collaborative Bottom-Up Approach”, which was written by experts from the International Projects Unit of FECYT.

The scheme “Ambassadors for Science” began in May 2016 in the United Kingdom with nine couples of scientists and diplomats, who shared a few days together to learn about their different professional worlds, and to share their experiences in a last session in October 2016.