Engagement, Influence and Impact in Brazil

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1 Engagement, Influence and Impact in Brazil Professor Seth Kunin Vice-Principal Internationalisation

2 Key Facts A broad-based research-intensive University 15,000 students: 12,000 undergraduate and 3,000 graduates with 20% International Students from 120 countries Over 600 degree programmes and more than 150 Masters programmes Ranked 79 th for research performance (CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014) with 76% of research activity is rated as world leading or internationally excellent in REF14. 93% of our students enter directly into good jobs, research posts or further study within six months of graduating Facilities include, Sir Duncan Rice Library (2012), Aquatics Centre (2014), Sports Village (2009), King's Museum and Cruickshank Botanic Garden

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4 Colleges, schools and institutes The University of Aberdeen is organised across three Colleges, College of Arts and Social Sciences College of Life Sciences and Medicine College of Physical Sciences and world-leading research Institute/ centres such as the 'Aberdeen Institute of Energy', 'Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health'

5 Our engagement with Brazil Our engagement with Brazil is energised by our Latin America working group and the Aberdeen Institute of Energy (AiE) We have over 50 Brazilian students We are part of the group of UK universities participating in Science without Borders UK (Ciência sem Fronteiras UK) Brazilian academics as part of the Latin America working group Resourced by a dedicated Development Officer for Latin America 500+ joint publications with Brazilian researchers since 1982 (Web of Science) /study/international/inmycountry/brazil/

6 Aberdeen Institute of Energy (AiE) A Global centre of excellence to Promote excellence in teaching and research in the Oil Capital of Europe. Train globally to meet growing Energy industry needs Address current and future energy challenges.

7 Our breath of expertise Industrial Psychology Research Centre Oceanlab Environmental & Occupational Medicine Environmental Remediation Carbon cycle modelling Climate & Land use Modelling Exploration Characterisation of Oil & Gas Reservoirs Subsea Engineering & technologies Engineering Solutions for Oil & Gas Recovery Carbon Capture & Storage Decommissioning and Planning Materials Research & SOMC Complex Systems & Process Modelling Transport Renewable Energy Engineering Petroleum, Energy Economics & Finance Oil & Gas Law Energy Politics and Law Oil & Gas Computing/Informatics Offers 25 energy-related Masters programmes across business, law, engineering, geosciences, natural sciences and computing.

8 BG Brazil Fellowship First of its kind Dual PhD degree with Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS Funded by BG Brazil (under Special Participation ) and CNPq (through CsF UK) Theme: Sedimentary Systems 13 students, co-supervised by academics in Aberdeen and UFRGS Unique opportunities Participation in international conferences Participation in student activities and field excursions Access to many field areas internationally as well as geological data from across the world

9 Research with Brazil Research connections with 30+ HEIs in Brazil, resulting in grant applications and research projects Ever-increasing levels of De-Minimis collaboration (recently signed MoU with UNICAMP) In 2015: 13 visits from Aberdeen to Brazil 3 delegations from Brazil to Aberdeen Brazil academics visiting Aberdeen for projects and conferences Publications with Brazilian researchers

10 Science without Borders UK 24 PhD students (full and sandwich) mostly in Physical sciences One of the top UK destinations for Brazilian PhD students 68 undergraduate students Undertaking research projects, some leading to submission of papers to conferences and further studies in PhD level 12 post-doctoral researchers 2 Visiting Researchers to Brazil (PVE), with UFSCar and UFSC Leading to stronger collaboration

11 Current projects Focus on Earth Science 4-year research project with 4 Brazilian partners (UFPE, UFBA, UFRN and ON) and 2 UK partners (Cambridge and Oxford) on the geological evolution and resource potential of the onshore Parnaíba Basin Joint research project with UNISINOS, cosupervising Masters and PhD students in Geosciences Deep Marine System Tools project with UFRGS, integrating groups in the two universities Joint research project on the geological structure of the Brazilian continental margin, based in a lab in UFRGS

12 Newton Fund Two successful applications with Brazil under Researcher Links: organisation of workshops in Brazil funded by the British Council and FAPESP Electrochemical Solutions for Contemporary Problems (ELSOL) Prof Ernesto C. Pereira UFSCar Dr Angel Cuesta University of Aberdeen Integrative research challenges of complex systems for technological applications Prof José Roberto C. Piqueira POLI/USP Dr Murilo Baptista University of Aberdeen

13 Welcome to Aberdeen Thank You!

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