The Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, Luciana Santos, met in Oxford with a group of postgraduate students and Brazilian researchers in the United Kingdom, including directors of ABEP-UK, which has been part of it since 1980. Brazilian scientific diaspora in that country.
The minister expressed satisfaction with the intellectual capacity Brazil produces and in world-class universities.
“It is important to discuss how the Brazilian diaspora can support national development strategies and international scientific and technological cooperation,” the minister said.
Possibilities to increase contact between study groups with Brazilians in the UK and researchers in Brazil were discussed, and the digitization of information on researchers abroad and ongoing studies through a platform for Brazilian scientific expatriates, linked to existing platforms. Lots of curriculum and country like Carlos Sagas. Listing funding opportunities for research with international collaboration would be interesting for this portal.
The participants also presented important points to the Minister about the working conditions of colleagues abroad and the re-engagement of the researcher after the study and research period outside the country.
Graduate students and researchers realized the importance of being heard directly by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as a way to deepen dialogue, seek effective solutions to their concerns, and work together to support the development of science and technology in the country. Brazilian scientific diaspora.