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Launch Event, Chile, July 2018

The University of Nottingham was delighted to hold the Launch of the University of Nottingham – Chile at the Ambassador’s Residence in Santiago, Chile, in July 2018.

There have been strong links between the UK and Chile for many years, due to a long history of engagement, right back to the times of Darwin’s travels around the world.  Chile is still an important partner and friend of the UK; indeed our Foreign Secretary visited Chile in May this year specifically to strengthen these trading links.

It is therefore no surprise that July saw the formal launch of the University of Nottingham – Chile, a University of Nottingham owned Foundation in Chile, which enables the University to expand our influence and research in Chile, and indeed the whole region.  The launch event was held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Santiago, a very fine 19th Century Mansion in the Los Condes area of the city.  The event was host by the new Ambassador, Mr Jamie Bowden CMG OBE MVO, who only moved into the residence the day before!  Members of the University were joined at the launch by guests, dignitaries from Chile, and University of Nottingham Alumni.

The launch was part of a series of events and meetings held by a delegation from the University of Nottingham under the leadership of Prof Nick Miles, our PVC for Internationalisation.  The visit followed 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 Professor Greg Asher. The success of this collaboration is evidenced by the fact that in the last three years, the University of Nottingham co-authored 163 publications with 26 Chilean institutions and 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 is very much looking forward to future research and work with the Foundation.

Some photos from the launch are below.