Brazilian officials visit Werribee campus

Members of the Brazil delegation

VU’s Institute for Sustainability and Innovation (ISI) showcased its innovative research in water and membrane technology to a delegation of senior university officials from Brazil last week.

The 30 Rectors and Vice-Rectors representing 22 state and local universities in Brazil, spent three hours at VU's Werribee Campus, home of the ISI.

The Institute has a long-standing engagement with Brazil, hosting many researchers and PhD students over the years.

During the visit, PhD student from the Universiadade Estadual do Centro-Oeste do Parana (UNICENTRO University) Bruna Manago, and the Victorian Government’s Latin American PhD scholarship awardee Douglas Pinto, presented their research.

Professor Stephen Gray, director of the ISI and a world-renowned expert in water technology, welcomed the group and provided a one-hour tour of ISI's facilities and a briefing on ISI research areas.

The Victorian Government hosted the visit.

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