ASC receives Professor Colin Barrow from Deakin University

On the 24th May the Australian Studies Centre received its first visiting professor, Colin Barrow, Chair of Biotechnology and Director of the Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology (CCB) at Deakin University.

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During a very busy week, Professor Barrow and Dr. Lorena Betancor, researcher at the Research and Innovation Biotechnology Centre at Universidad ORT Uruguay, discussed how students from uruguayan universities could participate in the Deakin's Ph.D. on Biotechnology.

They also explored scholarship schemes with ANII’s representatives and work on joint research projetcs.

In a packed auditorium, Prof. Barrow delivered a Conference on “Nano-Biotechnology for Food, Agriculture and Bioremediation” on the 25th May at ORT City Centre Campus, where students and researchers had the opportunity to exchange ideas.

From the ASC, we want to thank Professor Colin Barrow and look forward to future joint research projects and activities.

ASC’s main objectives

ASC’s main objectives

  • To organize conferences, seminars and roundtables about Australian current issues and their relationship with the region.

  • To promote overseas study and student exchange programs.

  • To promote academic cooperation with Australian universities, in particular faculty exchange programs and activities in support of the Uruguayan postgraduate system.

  • To develop courses on Australian history, politics, international relations, economics, business, society, education, culture, literature, sustainability and environmental topics.

  • To develop comparative research projects between Australia and the region.

On Friday 9 March 2018 we received the visit of Cathy Raper, Head of Europe and Latin America Engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

Dr Francisco Rosas, one of ASC research colleagues, was invited to AARES Annual Conference to present his paper on “The effect of irrigation on income volatility reduction: A prospect theory approach”.

In December 2017 the ASC received the visit of Ms Natalie Collard, Board Member of COALAR, the Council for Australian and Latin-American Relations.

We thank Ambassador Noel Campbell for his permament support to the ASC and share his interview on the role of The Australian Studies Centre after his visit to Montevideo to participate on the 2nd ASC Board Meeting.