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

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. 

The first session of the "Science in the classroom" program was held at the bilingual Berlin school "Friedensburg Oberschule" on 5th April, as a result of the collaboration of the Office of Education of the Spanish Embassy in Berlin with FECYT.

Last 14th March, students from the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London had a new session of “Science in the Classroom”, which was delivered by Amparo Sánchez Mañez, from the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal y Salud Pública (Valencia, Spain).

El pasado 24 de febrero, se celebró una nueva sesión de “Ciencia en el aula” en el Instituto Español Vicente Cañada Blanch de Londres. Los estudiantes de 1º y 2º de Bachillerato recibieron a Fernando González Zalba, investigador del Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory,con el que debatieronsobre los “Cinco grandes retos científicos para futuros investigadores”. 

Durante 2016, el programa “Embajadores para la ciencia” reunió a nueve parejas de científicos y diplomáticos a lo largo de unos días para que ambos colectivos se acercasen a la realidad de sus respectivos mundos profesionales: la ciencia y la diplomacia.

In 2014, the European Commission (EC) set up the “Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts" (RISE) high level group (HLG). The group gives direct strategic support to the European Commissioner for research, innovation, and science, Carlos Moedas, and to the European Commission.

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.

Last 24 January, a new session of “Science in the Classroom” was held in the Spanish School Vicente Cañada Blanch in London. In this occasion, the speaker was Ana Cabrera Lafuente, PhD in History of Medieval Arts, curator in the National Museum of Decorative Arts of Madrid, and Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London.


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