During the II Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States (, held from June 2 to 4 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Association of Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA) presented its new mentoring program FOSTERING DOCS.

Last 28th June, the Instituto Cervantes Manchester hosted a debate about “Arts, Sciences and Society” organised by the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy in London, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), and the Instituto Cervantes Manchester. 

On Friday 26th of May, the “Science in the Classroom” project was once more underway in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch, in London. On this occasion, students were able to gain an insight into the astonishing world of material sciences, thanks to the Senior technologist in Zotefoams, Patricia Forcen Jimenez.

On the 22nd of June the Secretary of State for Science, Development and Innovation, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), the British Embassy in Madrid, and the Rafael del Pino Foundation are jointly organizing a conference on science policy advice structures in the UK and in Spain.

Last 27th April, the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London held another sesión of “Science in the Classroom”, delivered by the Spanish architect Alberto Villanueva Galindo, Associate Lecturer and researcher in the University of Ravensbourne and director of IDEA architecture office. 

After the positive impact of the first edition of “Ambassadors for Science” in 2016, this shadowing scheme between scientists and diplomats comes back with a second edition that will be carried out in the United Kingdom between September 2017 and January 2018. 

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.

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, and professional alternatives were discussed. Also and where a number of workshops about transferrable skills and other research related topics were discussed organized.