The University of São Paulo and some Research and Educational Institutions from India aiming to discuss, construct, and consolidate an academic network in the fields of science, technology and communication between both nations, for the general comprehension of the society (Sc-T-C & S) planned a symposium and workshop in October, 17-21, 2011, in São Paulo, Brazil. Although the Forum “Declaration of Brasilia”, held in 2003, is still in progress as well as other initiatives, the University of São Paulo is very much interested in establishing an official agreement to promote
a bilateral interchange of academic research projects, staff and students in various fields of knowledge. Therefore, considering that the main themes that bring both countries together are geophysical, economical, and ethnic diversities, which present a mutual challenge in need of solutions, cooperative educational, political and economic politics and strategies, efforts and grants, from the USP, FAPESP and from India’s side, were invested. Eleven Indian delegates of different India’s institutions came to congregate with professionals from Brazil.
Relevant and updated themes on science, technology, communication, culture and society of common interest to both countries were discussed. An exhibition of (Sc- T-C & S) in cartoons was performed along with cultural shows. The activities were included in the National Week of Science and Technology of Brazil. A book titled “Sharing Science” was published with papers/ articles on the theme by professionals of both nations. Coverage of the University Media contributed to the success of the event which was also simultaneously transmitted and recorded through the internet. A graduated program at master and doctoral level is being elaborated, besides opened opportunities of partnerships among the attendees.
In conclusion, we consider the occasion of reflection very important and the model that emerged out of the program can be useful for similar or other innovative cooperation initiatives to be taken in future in the area of PCST across the world.
Grants: FAPESP- Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
      Universidade de São Paulo, General Consulate of India in São Paulo
      National Council for Science and Technology Communication
      Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
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PCST Network

Public Communication of Science and Technology

 

International cooperation in science communication
India – Brazil
Building knowledge networks - exploring frontiers

Maria Nogueira   Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Psicology and Estação Ciência-PRCEU-USP of Universidade de São Paulo

Manoj Patayiria   National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) and Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

The University of São Paulo and some Research and Educational Institutions from India aiming to discuss, construct, and consolidate an academic network in the fields of science, technology and communication between both nations, for the general comprehension of the society (Sc-T-C & S) planned a symposium and workshop in October, 17-21, 2011, in São Paulo, Brazil. Although the Forum “Declaration of Brasilia”, held in 2003, is still in progress as well as other initiatives, the University of São Paulo is very much interested in establishing an official agreement to promote
a bilateral interchange of academic research projects, staff and students in various fields of knowledge. Therefore, considering that the main themes that bring both countries together are geophysical, economical, and ethnic diversities, which present a mutual challenge in need of solutions, cooperative educational, political and economic politics and strategies, efforts and grants, from the USP, FAPESP and from India’s side, were invested. Eleven Indian delegates of different India’s institutions came to congregate with professionals from Brazil.
Relevant and updated themes on science, technology, communication, culture and society of common interest to both countries were discussed. An exhibition of (Sc- T-C & S) in cartoons was performed along with cultural shows. The activities were included in the National Week of Science and Technology of Brazil. A book titled “Sharing Science” was published with papers/ articles on the theme by professionals of both nations. Coverage of the University Media contributed to the success of the event which was also simultaneously transmitted and recorded through the internet. A graduated program at master and doctoral level is being elaborated, besides opened opportunities of partnerships among the attendees.
In conclusion, we consider the occasion of reflection very important and the model that emerged out of the program can be useful for similar or other innovative cooperation initiatives to be taken in future in the area of PCST across the world.
Grants: FAPESP- Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
      Universidade de São Paulo, General Consulate of India in São Paulo
      National Council for Science and Technology Communication
      Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

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