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Meeting of IASs in Vancouver discusses the global expansion of knowledge

by Richard Meckien - published Sep 17, 2013 11:30 AM - - last modified Jan 05, 2018 02:50 PM

Ilustração do evento da Ubias em VancoucerThe IEA will participate in the biennial conference of UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study), a network that brings together advanced study institutes affiliated with universities on all continents, from September 17 to 19 in Vancouver. The host institution of the meeting is the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia.

The theme of the meeting is ‘Scientific and Academic Knowledge’. It is an initiative of the UBIAS network to strengthen the relationship between its members and expand knowledge globally. Researchers at different stages of two career areas, the humanities and the natural sciences, will have the opportunity to share ideas with each other, graduate students and the audience during the three-day meeting. (Read the full program.)

The IEA will be represented by its director, Martin Grossmann, and the advisor Guilherme Ary Plonski, exhibitors of the panel ‘Curating Knowledge’, which will present the concept of ‘meta-curatorship’ deployed at the institute on September 19. The proposal involves interdisciplinary work with researchers and coordinators with the purpose of motivating the formation of networks and minimize the primacy of individual authorship.

In addition to the exhibition on ‘meta-curatorship’, the IEA will present the case of the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) via video interview recorded with the scientometrics expert Rogério Meneghini, scientific coordinator of the online academic journal base. SciELO is also subject of Meneghini’s written contribution for the UBIAS meeting.

Another Brazilian institution that will be present at the conference is the Latin American Institute for Advanced Studies (ILEA) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, which will be presented by its director, José Vicente Tavares dos Santos.

Photos - Steering Committee Meeting

Photos - UBIAS Conference

Photos - Peter Wall IAS's Facilities

Video - Interview with Rogério Meneghini for the Panel 'Curating Knowledge'

Logo da UbiasLogo do Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies


More on the Ubias meetings:

Minutes of the final discussion in Jerusalem March 6, 2013, hosted by the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at TheHebrew University of Jerusalem - About the encounter