The two institutions will likely develop joint scientific research and promote the exchange of Professors and researchers in the areas of Engineering, Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Capture and Storage of CO2, and others.
The University of São Paulo (USP) and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine of London signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for performing joint research and academic activities. The document provides that the institutions shall have bilateral representation (there will be an office of the Imperial College at USP and vice-versa) for the purpose of developing joint scientific research and for exchanging Professors and researchers in the areas of Engineering, Energy, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Capture and Storage of CO2, Biofuels, Environment, and others.
Present at the signing ceremony, held in London, were Professor Marco Antonio Zago, Dean of USP; Professor Raul Machado Neto, President of the USP Agency for National and International Academic Cooperation (AUCANI); Professor Júlio Meneghini, Scientific Director of the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI); and Professors Nigel Brandon (Dean Faculty of Engineering – Imperial) and James Stirling (Provost Imperial College).
“With the MoU signed, joint research between these institutions will be facilitated and will have the support of bilateral representations. We must point out that the signing of the document is strategic for USP and for the Imperial College, due to the fact that Brazil and the United Kingdom are hubs for international excellence in the cited areas,” states Meneghini.
Joint projects are now underway via the research activities of the Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) – Imperial College, www.sustainablegasinstitute.org) and the FAPESP SHELL Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) – USP, www.usp.br/rcgi).