Call for A-4U postdoctoral grants is now open

Call for applications is now open for postdoctoral grants to undertake research at A-4U universities. Candidates from Spain and abroad can apply, and the application period is until April 27, 2012. Further details are available here.

Bridging Barcelona and Madrid: Alianza 4 Universidades

On March 22, Alianza 4 Universidades was invited to participate in the “Bridging Barcelona and Madrid” radio programme, hosted by Onda Cero Catalunya. The talk featured Dr. Manel López Bejar, Vice-Rector for Research at UAB, who was at Onda Cero studios in Barcelona, and Dr. Álvaro Escribano, Vice-Rector for International Relations at UC3M, who took part in the programme via telephone.

The Vice-Rectors discussed the activities that are being carried out by the Alliance in the universities-members of the consortium based in Madrid and Barcelona.

The talk (in Spanish) can be heard and downloaded here.

A-4U rectors to debate the future of the university in Spain

On March 5, the rectors of A-4U universities (Ana Ripoll from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, José María Sanz from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Daniel Peña from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Josep Joan Moreso from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona) will take part in the debate “Towards a New University”. The event will take place at 19:00 at CosmoCaixa (Isaac Newton St. 26, Barcelona), and will be moderated by journalist Iñaki Gabilondo.

This event is the second debate in the series “Madrid and Barcelona in dialogue”. The first debate took place in Madrid on November 24, 2011.

Those wishing to attend the event should send a message to dialegsa4u@upf.edu.

A-4U to receive Brazilian students and researchers

A-4U will soon be welcoming some of 75,000 Brazilian students and researchers who will be awarded grants to study in the most presigious universities around the world, the four universities of the Alliance among them, under a new programme “Science Without Borders”.

The Programme was initiated by the Brazilian government through its National Council on Scientific and Technological Development. Thank to an agreement between A-4U and the Council, students and research who will be awarded grants under the “Science Without Borders” programme can come to study and do research at the universities of the Alliance, which includes Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Universidad Carlos III.

Grants will be awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in completing their studies or research with a stay abroad. Stays can last from six months to two years. The programme covers disciplines such as engineering and technology, health sciences and biomedicine, biotechnology, nanotechnology and new materials, experimental sciences, etc.

The programme’s objective is to consolidate the internationalisation of science, technology, and innovation that is currently taking place in Brazil. The programme will also include grants for students and researchers froun around the world to undertake research at universities and research centres in Brazil.

For more information, please check Science Without Borders website.