Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn in Australia

European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, visited Australia from 4-8 March 2012. During her visit, the Commissioner met with leaders in government, research and academia, to look at ways to expand and deepen collaboration on research and innovation.  

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and ScienceIn Australia (4-8 March), Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn met with the Australian Minister for Science and Research, Senator Chris Evans, to discuss the current cooperation and the prospects for increasing collaboration on new research and innovation and with Professor Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist, to exchange views on issues such as increasing public trust in research and innovation and encouraging international cooperation to address global societal challenges.

The Commissioner also visited the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility, the Sydney Institute for Marine Sciences and the CSIRO High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre, and gave a key note address at the annual conference of Universities Australia. [link to speech pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] ]

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn visit to Australia

Program outline

Monday 5 March 2012 - Sydney

  • Tour of Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility
  • Speech to Innovation and Commercialisation Showcase
  • Tour of the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences

Tuesday 6 March 2012 - Sydney/Canberra

  • Tour of Thales Australia Facility, Garden Island
  • Meeting with Senator Christopher Evans, Australian Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research
  • Tour of the National Gallery of Australia

Wednesday 7 March 2012 - Canberra

  • Tour of the CSIRO High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
  • Meeting with Australia's Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb
  • Speech at Universities Australia Higher Education Conference

For more information on EU research and innovation see: http://ec.europa.eu/research/home.cfm

For more information on Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn see: http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/geoghegan-quinn/index_en.htm

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More links

Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn: Keynote speech Universities Australia Higher Education Conference "Strengthening EU-Australia cooperation in research and innovation: the role of universities pdf - 59 KB [59 KB] "

University of Sydney - Micro visit by EU Commissioner

Universities Australia Higher Education Conference - Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn Keynote Speaker: http://www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/conference

Videolink: Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn speaking to agriculture conference 5 March 2012, download here:
MPG2: http://c14005-o.l.core.cdn.streamfarm.net/findmedia/10/83550/MP2_83550W.mpg OR
MP4: http://c14005-o.l.core.cdn.streamfarm.net/findmedia/10/83550/LR_83550W.mp4

 

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