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Dr Hugo Confraria

Post:Research Fellow in Economics, Science and Innovation (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)

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UK:01273 876751
International:+44 1273 876751

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Hugo Confraria is a Research fellow at Science Policy Research Unit since September 2018. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics (University of Coimbra), a master degree in Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation (University of Lisbon) and he defended his PhD thesis titled "Developing scientific capacity in the Global South" in 2019 at UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University.

Hugo has previous working experience in knowledge transfer and research management; and he has also teaching experience in data science, econometrics, STI policy (master level) and macroeconomics (bachelor level).


At SPRU he is currently involved in two projects:
1) A DFID project that seeks to develop an understanding of knowledge systems and what works to promote science, technology and innovation in Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.

2) An UKRI-UNDP joint report that aims to study how science, research, innovation can best contribute to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals for developing countries.