The University of Nottingham – Chile

August 9th, 2018

We’ve launched the University of Nottingham – Chile — a University of Nottingham-owned foundation that will enable us to continue expanding our influence and research in Chile and the wider region.

Plans for the University of Nottingham – Chile were first announced in September 2016 and the launch event took place on Tuesday 10 July 2018 at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Santiago. The event was hosted by the new Ambassador, Jamie Bowden.

Members of the University of Nottingham were joined at the event by guests, dignitaries from Chile and alumni. This launch event was part of a series of events and meetings held by a delegation from the University of Nottingham under the leadership of Professor Nick Miles, our Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement.

The visit follows a continuous, long and successful history of research collaborations with universities in Chile which stretches back nearly 30 years to the first visit by Nottingham academic Greg Asher. The success of this collaboration is evidenced by the fact that in the last three years the University of Nottingham has co-authored 163 publications with 26 Chilean institutions, and that three of the top five collaborating institutions in South America are Chilean. Subject areas for research collaboration range from astronomy to health sciences, engineering to socio-linguistics.

The University of Nottingham – Chile has been formed to facilitate a continued growth in collaborative research activities with our existing and new partner institutions in Chile.

The foundation can apply for research funding, employ people and enter into contracts in Chile as well as raising our University’s profile in the region.

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