Chilean partnership will bring University of Nottingham research to Latin America


September 15th, 2016

A new organisation will see greater research collaboration between The University of Nottingham and Chile.

The University of Nottingham Chile Fundacion represents a major advance in the University’s engagement in both Chile and the Latin American region and gives a legal status to research carried out in the country. It will also enable the University to play a more active role in the country’s research and knowledge transfer activities.

The opening of the Fundacion marks the culmination of a process that began several years ago, spearheaded by members of Nottingham’s Power, Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) research group and the Faculty of Engineering’s then director for internationalization, Professor Greg Asher. Leading Chilean researchers are already working with PEMC to deliver a number of dual degree programmes at MSc and PhD level.

Professor Pat Wheeler, the Fundacion’s first Executive Director, said: “This represents a landmark moment in our relations with Chile, which stretch back over 25 years.”

The University of Nottingham is already one of Britain’s most active universities in Chile, boasting on-going collaborations with over a dozen Chilean universities and research institutions, across an increasingly wide range of disciplinary areas.

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