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UBIAS Directors' Conference 2018

by Richard Meckien - published Dec 21, 2017 04:55 PM - - last modified May 09, 2018 05:15 PM

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The upcoming UBIAS Directors' Conference in Brazil will be the fifth of the kind and the first in the American continent. The Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (IEA-USP) is thrilled to host their colleagues from March 19 to 23, 2018.

After the founding conference in Germany, in 2010, when the directors gathered for the first time, this became a biennial event, having previously been hosted in Israel, Taiwan and England.


Click on the image bellow to expand the preliminary programme or here to download the PDF versionUBIAS Directors' Meeting 2018 - ProgrammeUBIAS Directors' Conference 2018

Travel Information

Please check if any member of your institute's delegation visiting São Paulo will need to apply for a visa and (if so) which documents should be issued by the host institution.

The IEA-USP will arrange daily transfers from and to both indicated hotels on March 20, 21 and 22. Transfers from the airport to the hotels will be offered throughout the day on March 18 and 19. Please have this information in mind when programming your flight schedule.

Hotel Information

Here are our suggestions, considering a high-quality hotel and a standard-quality one at a better rate. Exchange rates on December 22: USD 1 ~ BRL 3,30 and EUR 1 ~ BRL 3,90.

Please refer to the attached file for room descriptions.

Option 1 - George V Alto de Pinheiros

Designed by Ruy Othake and decorated by HBA (Hirsch Bedner Associates), George V Alto de Pinheiros allies beauty and functionality expressed in spacious, sophisticated and cozy suites at the best location in town. Every detail has the purpose to offer maximum comfot and convenience.

Deluxe suite [55m²] R$ 476,00 + 5% taxes R$ 524,00 + 5% taxes
Super deluxe suite [55m²] R$ 634,00 + 5% taxes
Master suite [95m²] For up to 4 people R$ 786,00 + 5% taxes
*Daily rates

Daily rates include breakfast, wi-fi and a parking spot.

For the appliance of the special rate for the UBIAS event, please mention "IEA-USP Conference" when contacting or (55 11) 4550 2025.

Information and reservations
Praça Roquete Pinto, 09 – Alto de Pinheiros
05420-020 São Paulo SP - Brasil
Phone/Fax: (55 11) 3030-0700
Facebook: georgevaltodepinheiros
Instagram: hotelgeorgevaltodepinheiros
RESERVATIONS: (55 11) 3030-0704
Sabre Code: BZ 10282
Skype: reservasgvap

Option 2 - Golden Tower Hotel

Standard R$ 360,00 R$ 416,00
Deluxe R$ 395,00 R$ 451,00
Golden R$ 435,00 R$ 491,00
Executive Suite R$ 615,00 R$ 671,00
Master Suite R$ 755,00 R$ 811,00
*Daily rates

For the appliance of the special rate for the UBIAS event, please mention "IEA-USP Conference" when contacting

Reservations Department
Phone: 55 11 3094-2211 / 2217    
Fax: 55 11 3094-2212
Whatsapp: 55 11 96409-2462
Skype: reservas_218
Facebook: Golden Tower Hotel

Meeting Fees

The host Institute will charge a contribution fee of USD 350 (or EUR 300) for helping to cover services of transportation, meals and other expenses. Information on how to proceed the bank transfer will be sent to your registered contact e-mail address(es). The contribution fee does not cover personal travel and accommodation expenses.

Click here for payment.

Past Conferences

In October 2010, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, hosted the founding conference of the network. The event brought together 32 institutes of advanced studies from 19 countries on the five continents to discuss the topic 'University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study in a Global Perspective: Promises, Challenges, New Frontiers.'

Since that occasion, which was later considered the first directors' conference, three more happened from 2013, respecting a geographical rotation and an interval of at least a year between them.

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UBIAS Directors' Conference 2013

The Israel Institute for Advanced Study in Jerusalem hosted the second conference between March 4 and 6, 2013. The minutes of the final business meeting of the participating institutes is available here.

From November 27 to 30, 2014, the National Taiwan University's Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the third conference. The minutes of the final business meeting of the participating institutes is available here.

The directors' conference went back to Europe in 2016, when the The University of Birmingham's Institute of Advanced Studies hosted the fourth edition from June 19 to 23. The minutes of the final business meeting of the participating institutes is available here.

The IEA-USP has attended all the conferences and maintains a position within the networtk's Steering Committee since the foundation in 2010.


Should you have any doubts before proceeding with your reservation or concerning further issues, please contact Richard Meckien from the IEA-USP (