Una delegación de la University of the Free State de Sudáfrica visita el IAS

En el día de ayer una delegación de la University of the Free State (UFS) de Sudáfrica formada por el Prof. Danie Vermeulen, Decano de la Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, el Prof. Frikkie Neser, Head of the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences, el Prof. Johan van Niekerk, Head of the Department for Sustainable Food Systems and Development y Ms. Elzmarie Oosthuizen, Deputy Director – Office of the Dean, visitaron las instalaciones del Instituto de Agricultura Sostenible del CSIC.

 

La delegación sudafricana, acompañada por la Prof. Maryke Labuschagne, del Department of Plant Sciences de la misma Universidad, actualmente de estancia  en el IAS-CSIC, con el Dr. Diego Rubiales en el grupo “Mejora Genética por Resistencia a Enfermedades”, dentro del programa “Science by Women” de la Fundación Mujeres por África), fue recibida por la directora del IAS-CSIC, Dra. Leire Molinero, y los Jefes de los Departamentos de Agronomía (Helena Gómez),  Mejora Genética Vegetal (Leonardo Velasco) y Protección de cultivos (Blanca Landa), quienes le presentaron una visión general del centro y de las principales líneas de investigación que se llevan a cabo en cada uno de los departamentos.

El objetivo de este encuentro ha sido debatir sobre posibles colaboraciones en materia de investigación agraria entre ambas instituciones y conocer el modelo de formación de postgrado que sigue el CSIC en España.

 

On 15 September 2022 a delegation of four people visited CSIC in Cόrdoba. They were: Prof. Danie Vermeulen: Dean, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, Prof. Frikkie Neser: Head of the Department of Animal, Wildlife and Grassland Sciences, Prof. Johan van Niekerk: Head of the Department for Sustainable Food Systems and Development, Ms. Elzmarie Oosthuizen:  Deputy Director – Office of the Dean. Prof. Maryke Labuschagne, from the department of Plant Sciences from the same university is currently a visiting scientist, for a six-month period, at CSIC on the “Women in Science for Africa” program.

The aim of the visit was to discuss potential collaboration in terms of agricultural research between the two institutions, and to learn about the model of post-graduate training followed by the CSIC in Spain.

Just something about the University of the Free State (UFS). The UFS is in the capital city, Bloemfontein, of the Free State Province in South Africa. Bloemfontein is also the judicial capital of South Africa. The UFS was established in 1904, and has approximately 41 000 students on three campuses. The main campus is in Bloemfontein (with about 30 000 students), and then there are two smaller campuses, the south campus on the outskirts of Bloemfontein, and one in QwaQwa, about 350 km from Bloemfontein.  Of the students about 15% are post-graduate. The university has seven faculties of which the faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences is one.

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