Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) was founded in 1948. It has more than 32,000 students on three campuses.
The School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at King’s has a cooperation agreement with the Centre of Microgravity, Faculty of Engineering, at PUCRS, signed in January 2007. The agreement builds on a history of collaborative activities in aerospace physiological research and teaching and student exchanges, and aims to further develop research and teaching in the areas of aerospace physiology and medicine.
King’s connections at PUCRS include the John Ernsting Aerospace Physiology Laboratory: this research laboratory in the Department of Engineering at PUCRS was named after Professor John Ernsting, of the Department of Physiology at King’s.
New College-wide agreement with PUCRS
King’s signed a new College-wide Memorandum of Understanding with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil, on 24 January 2012, during a visit to the College by the Rector of PUCRS, Professor Joaquim Clotet. For more details, click here.
King's students at PUCRS
The latest King's students to visit PUCRS are Alexandra Ashcroft (intercalated BSc in Extreme Physiology) and Lucas Rehnberg (former MSc in Human and Applied Physiology), who spent one month in May / June 2012 at the MicroG Centre/PUCRS in Brazil, conducting studies related to extra-terrestrial cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The students can be seen in the photo above with the President of PUCRS, Dr Joaquim Clotet.
L-r: Ingrid, Julia, Phil, Leandro
Brazilian students from PUCRS Leandro Disiuta and Ingrid Lamadrid, are working at CHAPS/Kings with SPH MSc students Julia Attias and Philip Carvil.