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June 4th 2022, 9h00

Ismaili Centre, London

Countdown to LUSO 2022


The biggest event of the Portuguese academic and scientific community in the UK. 

We want LUSO 2022 to be the celebration of the Portuguese scientific diaspora in the UK by exploring the diversity of our community and by shwocasing the social value of science.

Joins us in June!

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LUSO 2022 Topics

Explore the strenghts of our scientific community and science carried out alongside the wider community; Raise awareness to alternative paths outside of Academia.

Explore how science and culture impact each other; Address the connection between art and science through exhibitions and debates.

Explore the way communication is part of the researchers' job and how it impacts the society surrounding them; debate how science communication can give citizens tools to have science literacy.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Opening ceremony

- Elvira Fortunato (Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education)

- Cristina Pucarinho (Portuguese Consul General in London)

- Karim Sacoor (The Anglo-Portuguese Society)

Community A: Impactful Jobs 
- Moderator: Inês Campos Matos (Office for Health Improvement and Disparities)
- Lígia Teixeira (Homelessness Impact)

- Miguel Herdade (Ambition Institute)

- Rita Casimiro (MAZE Impact)*

Communication A: Science education

- Moderator: Regina Duarte (Camões Institute in the UK and the Channel Islands)

- Ana João Correia (Ugni Lab)

- Ana Faro (Native Scientist)

- Nabila Jiwa (Aga Khan Education Board)

Coffee Break
Communication B: Science misinformation

- Joana Ramiro (Jornalista Freelance)

- Joana Lobo Antunes (Instituto Superior Técnico)

Culture A: Art and Science

- Moderator: Lara Martins (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)

- Hugo Lami (Royal College Art)

- Thomas Moors (Sound Voice)

- Rebecca Marriot (Opera Makers)

Research Pitch (£500 Prize)

In the Research Pitch competition you will have the opportunity to showcase your research in 3 minutes. The aim of the Research Pitch is to promote effective Science Communication. 


- Sandra Carito (The Anglo-Portuguese Society)

- Joana Lobo Antunes (Instituto Superior Técnico)

Community B: Citizen Science

- Moderator: Ana Rita Claro Rodrigues (King's College London)

- Claire Murray (European Citizen Science Association)

- Pen-Yuan Hsing (University of Bath)

Culture B: Science and Faith

- Moderator: Filipe d'Avillez (Freelancer)

- Carlos Fiolhais (Universidade de Coimbra)

- Arif Babul (University of Victoria) *

- Ali Asani (Harvard / Institute of Ismaili Studies)

Coffee Break
Closing ceremony

- Nuno Brito (Portuguese Embassy in the UK)

- José Paulo Esperança (Vice President FCT)

- Diogo Martins (PARSUK)

Networking reception

- In collaboration with AICEP & London Business School (LBS)

The following sessions, in addition to Opening Ceremony, Research Pitch and Closing Ceremony,  will be live streamed and available for participants who join the event remotely: 

- Impactful Jobs 

- Scientific Misinformation 

- Science and Faith  

* Speakers who will be remotely present

These sessions will be livestream


The LUSO 2022 ticket includes:

- welcome pack Luso 2022 (with exclusive merchandising)

- conferences and lectures

- coffee breaks and lunch (with a Portuguese touch)

- photography exhibition and research pitch

- other surprises that PARSUK has only for you!


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Early Bird (€): April 28th until May 15th

Hybrid (€): April 28th until May 28th

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*live streaming: Opening Ceremony, Impactful Jobs, Scientific Misinformation, Research Pitch, Science and Faith and Closing Ceremony 

Join our membership and have 20% discount. More information about the membership here.

Research Pitch

PARSUK is promoting a Research Pitch competition during LUSO 2022 sponsored by the Anglo-Portuguese Society. The aim of the Research Pitch is to promote effective Science Communication.


During the Research Pitch you will have the opportunity to describe your research project in 3 minutes. 


You have until 25th May to submit your application. The application can be done using the form that will be sent to you after registering to attend LUSO 2022. More information below. 

Research Pitch Guidance Notes

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