On Tuesday, May 2, the SARAS Institute had the honour of receiving the visit of the Swedish Minister for Public Administration, Ardalan Shekarabi, together with an official delegation. The main reason for the meeting was to explore lines of cooperation…
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The implementation of initiatives to address climate change issues is often undermined by the lack of sound scientific information that supports them. Between 2011 and 2015, the Climate and Development Alliance (CDKN) provided funding for 16 research projects on climate…
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In March, 2015, SARAS Board Member and current SARAS co-director Professor Laurie Beth Clark asked American writer, poet and translator, current board member of SARAS Jesse Lee   Kercheval  about involving poets in the next SARAS conference.  Kercheval proposed editing a…
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Dr. Marten Scheffer has been distinguished by The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category,
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Decision Making and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, a book recently published by
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Nestor Mazzeo, Director of Science of the SARAS Institute received the Luz y Verdad Award from the B'nai B'rith Foundation of Uruguay. 
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Since 2012, the SARAS Institute has participated in the National Science Club Fair organized by the Department of Scientific Culture of the Ministry of Education, 
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The 1st Latin American Congress on Research and Interdisciplinary Higher Education took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on September 2016.
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The course, “Socio-Ecological Systems:  Structure, Dynamics and Management,” (offered in 2015 at the School of Sciences and the School of Engineering) was offered during the second semester of 2016 at the SARAS Institute Headquarters.
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Uruguay has developed this past year different initiatives that refer to the elaboration of policies or strategies using a participative approach. 
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Fourth triennial conference on resilience taking place in Stockholm 21-23 August 2017
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View our 2015 Annual Report here.
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The Latin American and Caribbean region has one of the richest renewable energy sources in the world.
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