Accepted paper:

German-Portuguese Academic Relations and Cross-cultural contacts

Author:

Cláudia Ninhos (Instituto de história contemporânea-Faculdade de ciências sociais e humanas)

Paper short abstract:

This paper seeks to address the transfer of knowledge from Germany to Portugal by focusing on the academic careers of Portuguese scientists in that country.

Paper long abstract:

In January 1929 the Portuguese Government founded the National Board of Education (Junta de Educação Nacional) in order to support the Portuguese research activities by sending scientists and academics "to foreign centres of the highest culture", so that they could take part in "the worldwide movement of intellectual cooperation". Since then, Germany became one of the most important destinations for Portuguese scholars. This paper seeks to address the transfer of knowledge from Germany to Portugal by focusing on the academic careers of Portuguese scientists in that country.

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