Policies supporting professional development within the field of research should guarantee the continuous development of knowledge, competencies and abilities of researchers in order to enhance their scientific performance and facilitate intersectoral, interdisciplinary and geographical mobility.
Last July the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Ibero-America, Jesus Gracia, and the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, presented the Report on Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy.
On November 11th, the second presentation of the new edition of "Science in the Classroom" was held at the Spanish Institute Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. Araceli Pérez Sanz, researcher at the London Natural History Museum visited 14-18 years-old students to tell them about her life experience and her career as a researcher
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Society of Spanish Researchers in Germany Society (CERFA) and the Embassy of Spain in Berlin have issued a short guide with relevant information for Spanish researchers in Germany.
On November 4, the event "International Cooperation in Immunotherapy for Cancer" was held at the Spanish Embassy in Berlin. The event, organized by FECYT in collaboration with the Cultural Office of the Embassy in Germany and framed within the Berlin Science Week, brought together medical groups from Spain and Germany who work in clinical research in leukemia.
Last 7th October, the Spanish Embassy in London hosted the final session of “Ambassadors for Science”, the first shadowing scheme between scientists and diplomats in which they have a glimpse to both professional fields for a few days.
On the 25th of October 2016, the member of EURAXESS Spain bizkaia:talent opened its doors to fellow colleagues from other EURAXESS national networks in the framework of a study visit of the H2020 project EURAXESS TOP III.
The 2nd edition of “Science in the Classroom” returned to the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London on the 17th October with the first session of this academic year. Dr José Luis Ruizalba, Senior Lecturer in Marketing in The Claude Littner Business School of the University of West London, visited 14-18 years-old students to tell them about his career, his research projects in business marketing and, specially, about the keys to be successful in your job.
National Museum of Science and Technology
The National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) is a state-owned museum under the State Department of Research, Development an Innovation of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness and is managed by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).