On 28 November 2013, the ARC was pleased to be visited by Professor Oscar Moze, Science Attaché, the Embassy of Italy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

The Science Attaché performs a numerous multiplicity of functions which include the promotion of bilateral scientific and technological research; promotion of contacts between Italian and Australian research centres for the purpose of finalising proposals for research projects financed by the European Union; and amongst others the promotion of Italian S&T in Australia.

Currently the ARC has noted 148 instances of collaboration with Italy on new and ongoing research projects with funding allocation in 2014, under 8 different funding schemes.

Professor Byrne and Professor Moze discussed mutual challenges facing the international research community such as the funding and maintenance of large scale research infrastructure, and activities such as bilateral workshops being undertaken by the Embassy of Italy.

For further information on The Embassy of Italy in Canberra and the Science Attaché please visit The Embassy of Italy in Canberra website.

For further information on the Embassy of Italy's bilateral workshops please visit the Bilateral Workshops and Symposia page.