Collaboration with other institutions



Understanding the origin, organization and conservation of biological diversity at a global scale is the major challenge of Biology and is only possible with strong collaborative programs between institutions. Both CIBIO-InBIO and CBA are part of, and very well integrated in, the ERA (European Research Area), and maintain active and fruitful collaborations with a vast number of European research centers and Universities which would be impossible to list here. The great majority can certainly contribute to our BIODIV program and many are already doing so. The same applies for the US Universities: research networks are multiple and excellent.


On our on-going BIODIV program a vast diversity of training opportunities can be found in the strong collaborations we already have in many areas in the world that offer exceptionally interesting biological set-ups with emerging economies and countries that are specially well-receptive to our PhD students. Examples include i) Brasil, where solid collaborations and unique training opportunities exist in the state of São Paulo (USP, UNESP and UNIFESP), the state of Pará (UFP in Belém), or the state of Amazónia (INPA), ii) portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, including Angola (ISCED-Huíla, UAN), Mozambique (UEM, UniLúrio), Cabo Verde (UniCV), São Tomé e Príncipe and Guiné- Bissau, iii) all northern African countries, but especially Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Senegal, Algeria and Egypt, where we maintain long-term collaborative projects, iv) South Africa, and v) eastern countries like Oman, China or the Portuguese speaking East-Timor.


Present expertise with the BIODIV program based on strong ties with world-reference institutions in both Europe and the US but with a progressive focus in emerging countries which are generally biodiversity rich make us believe that this strategy will be extremely fruitful in the years to come.