Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, travelled to South Africa in November 2012. On 8 November, she visited several departments of the University of the Western Cape, namely the Public Health Department and the Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics. She also attended a presentation about traffic management and IT innovation.
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||Exterior view of the Public Health Department of the University of the Western Cape
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, welcomed by Prof. Ramesh Bharuthram, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of the Western Cape, and Prof. Michael Davies-Coleman, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of the Western Cape
||'School of Public Health' sign at the University of the Western Cape
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn walking through department with Prof. David Sanders, Director of the School of Public Health at the University of the Western Cape
||EU delegation walking to the Life Sciences building
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn visiting science laboratories with Prof. Marla Tuffin, acting Director of the Institute for Microbial Biotechnology and Metagenomics at the University of the Western Cape (2 shots)
||Traffic with mini-bus taxis (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Monica Giannini, Head of the International Cooperation Department of Pluservice, talking and looking into a mini-bus taxi
||Close up card reader in taxi
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Monica Giannini talking
||SOUNDBITE by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH) saying that she is certainly taking away from this that there are enormous opportunities in public transport, in health, in agriculture, in marine, in all of the areas that we have an interest in in Europe, we can learn an awful lot; and over the course of her stay there she's learned an enormous amount from researchers and professors involved in this area; so she sees opportunities coming up in Horizon 2020 where the EU can widen and deepen the collaborations it has with South Africa.
||EU delegation at presentation about traffic management and IT innovation
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Robert-Jan Smits, Director-General of the Research and Innovation DG of the EC, listening to the presentation by Monica Giannini
||Video presentation to EU delegation