Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul







Ambassador of North Macedonia to find partners in Technology and Medicine

On visit to PUCRS, diplomat visited Campus, Tecnopuc and BraIns

03/07/2019 - 14h17

Photo: Bruno Todeschini

PUCRS opened its doors to the ambassador of North Macedonia, Ivica Bocevski. His visit is part of his schedule to find out more about the best higher education institutions in Brazil. In his view, these institutions are strategic to bring the two countries closer together.

He is particularly interested in innovation in Macedonian Agribusiness and Medicine. In view of that, visits to the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul (BraIns) and the Science and Technology Park (Tecnopuc) helped pave the way for cooperation projects in the future. At Tecnopuc, the ambassador paid a visit to startup MHR Air Tech, which has been created to provide solutions in technology and efficiency for farmers to leverage their business. At BraIns, he visited the Imaging Center and Pre-Clinical Research Center.

The diplomat was welcomed on Jun 28 at the Office for International Cooperation by its Executive Coordinator, Dr Heloísa Delgado, and by the Director of Tecnopuc, Dr Rafael Prikladnicki.

About Northern Macedonia

Northern Macedonia (formerly Macedonia) is a nation state in Southern Europe, north of Greece. It has an estimated population of 2.1 million people. The country is bordered by Serbia in the North, Albania in the West, Bulgaria in the East and Greece in the South. It gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991 and its name has since been disputed with the Greeks. The official name Republic of Macedonia was recognized by 130 other nations. It was only in 2019 that the country was officially renamed to North Macedonia.