Netherlands
higher education
mission to Brazil
22 - 27 February 2010
Mission Guide
Voorwoord
About the Mission
Programme
Mission objectives
Programme per day
The participants
Useful contact information
Abo...
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Voorwoord
Geachte collega,
De medewerkers van Nuffic Neso Brazilië en ik heten
u van harte welkom in Brazilië: een lan...
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Netherlands
higher education
mission to Brazil
22 - 27 February 2010
About the Mission
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Sunday 21 February
hrs Event
18:50 Departure Amsterdam
Schiphol airport
Monday 22 February
Brasília
06:10 Arrival Bras...
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Monday 22 February Brasília
13:00 hrs - 14:30 hrs
Kick-off lunch meeting at Nuffic Neso Brazil
At Nuffic Neso Brazil t...
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Wednesday 24 February
São Paulo
09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs
Visit to the University of São Paulo (USP).
The Dutch delegati...
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Friday 26 February
Rio de Janeiro
09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs
Visit to the Federal University of Rio de
Janeiro (UFRJ).
A ...
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Association of Universities in the Netherlands
(VSNU)
The Association of Universities in the Netherlands
represents ...
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INHolland University of Applied Sciences
INHolland University of Applied Sciences offers eighty-
three Bachelor’s pr...
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The Hague University of Applied Sciences
The Hague University of Applied Sciences is located in
the international le...
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University of Twente
Integrating social and engineering sciences. Developing
high tech, with a human touch. It is wh...
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Tilburg University
Tilburg University is a specialised research university
concentrating on Economics, Business, Law...
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Leiden University
Leiden University is the oldest university in the
Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as...
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How to make phone calls:
Long distance within Brazil: (021XX) + phone
number (XX = Area Code. Sao Paulo = 11 / Rio
d...
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Geography
Brazil is located in the eastern part of South
America and is the largest country in the
region. It is the...
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The Netherlands funded many of the Brazilian
sugar plantations and many Dutch ships
transported Brazilian sugar to n...
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BRASILIA
Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was
founded on April 21st 1960;
Brasilia has the highest per capita
income...
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RIO DE JANEIRO
Rio was founded in 1565;
Rio de Janeiro is located in the
Southeast region of Brazil;
Rio has more th...
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SÃO PAULO
Is responsible for more than 12% of
the Brazilian GDP, the 10th
wealthiest city in the world;
Is the bigge...
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higher education
mission to Brazil
22 - 27 February 2010
Brazilian
higher education
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Brazilian higher education system
The Brazilian school year coincides with the
calendar year (March to November).
Br...
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The most popular study fields in
undergraduate programmes are:
Place Field of Study Percentage
of students
1º Social...
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Source: OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation
and Development).
The five main study destinations (United
State...
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The university offers 72 undergraduate
courses and, 64 master´s and 45 doctor´s
programmes and several specializatio...
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  1. 1. Netherlands higher education mission to Brazil 22 - 27 February 2010 Mission Guide
  2. 2. Voorwoord About the Mission Programme Mission objectives Programme per day The participants Useful contact information About Brazil Geography Economy Relationship between the Netherlands and Brazil Practical information Brazilian higher education Brazilian higher education system Levels and certification Higher education students in Brazil Internationalization of Brazilian higher education Study abroad market in Brazil Profile of the Brazilian universities visited by the mission 03 06 07 08 14 26 28 29 29 30 40 40 41 42 43 44 Table of Contents
  3. 3. 2 3 Voorwoord Geachte collega, De medewerkers van Nuffic Neso Brazilië en ik heten u van harte welkom in Brazilië: een land van uitersten, bekend om de energieke samba, het bruisende carnaval en een enorme culturele diversiteit. Hoewel u zeker de gelegenheid krijgt om deze facetten van Brazilië te leren kennen, zijn wij hier om een andere bijzondere reden. Het doel van ons bezoek is: • Intensief kennismaken met het Braziliaanse hoger onderwijs en de samenwerkingsmogelijkheden verder verkennen. • Het op de kaart zetten van Nederland als land van uitstekend onderwijs en onderzoek. Door krachten te bundelen en gezamenlijk te handelen, kunnen we deuren openen voor instellingen, studenten, docenten en wetenschappers. Tijdens deze missie bezoeken wij verschillende instellingen in Brasilia, São Paulo en Rio de Janeiro. Het uitgebreide programma van de komende week vindt u in deze gids; daarmee wil ik u nu verder niet vermoeien na zo’n lange vlucht. Ik wil u wel graag attenderen op het optionele gedeelte van het programma. Het kan namelijk niet zo zijn dat u in Rio de Janeiro bent geweest zonder van het uitzicht te hebben genoten vanaf Christ the Redeemer op de berg Corcovado. En een bezoek aan Brazilië is evenmin compleet zonder van de samba te hebben geproefd. Mocht u gedurende de week nog een vraag hebben, dan kunt u altijd bij mijzelf of een collega van Nuffic Neso Brazilië terecht. Als laatste nog een punt van huishoudelijke aard. Hoewel dit in strijd is met de Braziliaanse traditie, gaan wij ons uiterste best doen om ons aan het tijdschema te houden. Maar wees niet verbaasd wanneer we er hier en daar toch wat van afwijken. U bent tenslotte in Brazilië, bem-vindo ao Brasil! Sander van den Eijnden
  4. 4. 4 5 Netherlands higher education mission to Brazil 22 - 27 February 2010 About the Mission
  5. 5. 6 7 Sunday 21 February hrs Event 18:50 Departure Amsterdam Schiphol airport Monday 22 February Brasília 06:10 Arrival Brasília int. airport 13:00 Kick-off lunch meeting at Nuffic Neso Brazil 15:00 Visit to University of Brasília-UnB 19:00 Reception/Dinner at Ambassador´s residence - with invitees (MEC, CAPES, MCT, CNPq) Tuesday 23 February Brasília & São Paulo 08:30 Nuffic-CAPES Seminar Meeting with Rectors of selected Brazilian Public HEI (lunch included) 17:00 End Nuffic-CAPES seminar 19:10 Departure to São Paulo 20:31 Arrival São Paulo Congonhas city airport Free evening Wednesday 24 February São Paulo 09:00 Visit to USP – University of Sao Paulo 12:00 Lunch with UNESP 14:30 Visit to Institute Getúlio Vargas 19:30 Reception and Drinks at Dutch Consulate General´s house - with invitees Thursday 25 February São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro 09:00 Visit to UNIFESP – Federal University of São Paulo 12:00 Lunch 14:00 Free time / time reserved for individual meetings 16:00 Gathering at hotel 18:05 Departure to Rio de Janeiro 19:08 Arrival Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont city airport Free evening Cathedral, Brasília-DF The Netherlands higher education mission to Brazil, organized by Nuffic and Nuffic Neso Brazil, is part of the Focus Year Brazil Programme. During the mission, participants will learn about various Brazilian government and higher education institutions and related educational institutes. The mission will visit the cities Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Mission objectives The mission is organized between rectors, presidents of boards, directors and head of international offices of Brazil and the Netherlands, and the main goals of the mission are: • To introduce intensively the Brazilian higher education, and further explore cooperation opportunities; • To put the Netherlands on the map of the Brazilian higher education as a country of outstanding education and research; • To join forces and act together, and to open doors for institutions, students, teachers and scientists. Friday 26 February Rio de Janeiro 09:00 Visit to UFRJ – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro 12:00 Lunch with Dutch Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro 14:00 Visit to PUC-Rio - Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro 16:00 Free time / time reserved for individual meetings 19:00 Optional: Samba dinner (till 00:00 hrs) Saturday 27 February Rio de Janeiro 10:00 Optional: Visit to Cristo Redentor 12:00 Lunch 14:00 Visit to Botanical Garden Free evening Sunday 28 February Rio de Janeiro 12:00 Evaluation Lunch 19:25 Departure to Amsterdam (stopover in Porto) Monday 1 March 13:35 Arrival Amsterdam Programme
  6. 6. 8 9 Monday 22 February Brasília 13:00 hrs - 14:30 hrs Kick-off lunch meeting at Nuffic Neso Brazil At Nuffic Neso Brazil the complete delegation will meet each other and will be welcomed by the delegation leader and President of Nuffic, Sander van den Eijnden. Director of Nuffic Neso Brazil, Remon Daniel Boef, will introduce the Neso team and office. Furthermore, the programme and week ahead will be presented and discussed during a Dutch theme lunch. 15:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs Visit to the University of Brasília (UnB) The delegation will be received by the rector of the University of Brasília (UnB), Prof. José Geraldo de Sousa Junior. Mr. De Sousa Junior is professor at the university´s Law faculty since 1985, he studied Law on masters and PhD level at the UnB. The rector, the international office and the several deans will present the university and its departments to Dutch mission. Afterwards there will be an informal meeting. 19:00 hrs - 22:00 hrs Reception followed by a dinner buffet at Dutch Ambassador’s residence His Excellency Ambassador mister Kees Rade, receives the delegation in his residence with a Programme per day reception followed by a dinner buffet in honour of the mission. Various higher education institutions, government and related organizations are invited to the event. Among the invitees are: MCT - Ministry of Science and Technology www.mct.gov.br (PT) CNPq - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development www.cnpq.br/english/cnpq/index.htm (EN) MEC - Ministry of Education http://portal.mec.gov.br/index.php (PT) CAPES - Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel www.capes.gov.br (PT) Tuesday 23 February Brasília & São Paulo 08:30 hrs - 17:00 hrs Nuffic-CAPES Seminar The Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES), is an official cooperation partner of Nuffic. In their cooperation Nuffic and CAPES try to facilitate and stimulate the cooperation between the Netherlands and Brazil in the areas of higher education and research. In the CAPES building, the President of CAPES, Prof. Jorge Guimarães will welcome the delegation. In contact with Nuffic Neso Brazil, CAPES has invited seven outstanding universities which will not be visited during the mission. See the list of invited rectors below. Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) - Prof. Amaro Henrique Pessoa Lins Federal Univeristy of Minas Gerais (UFMG) - Prof. Ronaldo Tadeu Pena Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Prof. Carlos Alexandre Netto Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) - Prof. Alvaro Toubes Prata Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) - Profa. Márcia Perales Mendes Silva University of São Paulo State (UNESP) - Prof. Herman Jacobus Cornelis Voorwald Federal Technical University of Paraná (UFTPR) - Prof. Carlos Eduardo Cantarelli Lunch will be offered by the Dutch mission and be held at Fogo do Chao restaurant - www.fogodechao.com.br/locations/brasiliadf. htm (PT) Notes Notes
  7. 7. 10 11 Wednesday 24 February São Paulo 09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs Visit to the University of São Paulo (USP). The Dutch delegation will visit the most renowned university of Brazil, the University of São Paulo (USP). The newly elected rector of USP, Dr. João Grandino Rodas will receive the delegation at the São Paulo city campus. Dr. Rodas holds an astonishing number of 3 undergraduate degrees, 3 masters and a PhD degree in various disciplines. 12:00 hrs - 14:00 hrs Lunch with the University of São Paulo State (UNESP) The delegation will have lunch with an exclusive invitee; the rector of UNESP, Prof. Herman Jacobus Cornelis Voorwald. The University of São Paulo State (UNESP) is the third best evaluated university of São Paulo and is recognized for its quality nationwide. Prof. Voorwald has a background in mechanical engineering and is the rector of UNESP since 2008. Besides the position of rector, Prof. Voorwald is member of the higher council of the Foundation for Research of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) The lunch meeting will take place in Terraço Itália, the tallest building of São Paulo with a spectacular view. 14:30 hrs - 16:30 hrs Visit to the Getúlio Vargas Institute (FGV) The Getúlio Vargas Institute will receive the mission at their Business Management School in São Paulo. The president of FGV, Mr. Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, is seated at the main office of FGV in Rio de Janeiro. 19:30 hrs - 22:00 hrs Reception and drinks at Dutch Consul- General´s house In honour of the mission the Dutch Consul- General in São Paulo, Mr. Louis Piët, invites the delegation to join the business reception held in his house. For the event various higher education institutions, government and related organizations are invited. During the reception possible meetings can be planned for Thursday (time for individual meetings). Among the invitees are: The Foundation for research of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) www.fapesp.br/en/ (EN) The Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) www.pucsp.br/ (PT) Thursday 25 February São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro 09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs Visit to Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP). The Dutch mission will visit the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), according to the official national evaluation the best university of Brazil. The University started as a University for Health Sciences. The exclusive focus on Health Sciences lasted until 2005. The rector of UNIFESP is Dr. Walter Manna Albertoni, who has a background in Medicine. 12:00 hrs - 14:00 hrs Lunch The delegation will have lunch in one of São Paulo´s most modern restaurants with an outstanding cuisine. Restaurant Skye www.skye.com.br (EN) 14:00 hrs - 15:30 hrs Free time / time reserved for individual meetings After lunch the collective transport will go back to the hotel for those who wish to relax and for those who made a business appointment at the hotel. For appointments on other locations taxi´s will be arranged. Please get in contact with Remon Daniel Boef about your transportation wishes. 16:00 hrs Gathering at the hotel It is important that all participants gather back at the hotel before 16:00 hrs, so that the group can leave jointly to the São Paulo city airport for departure to Rio de Janeiro by air shuttle at 18:05 hrs. No event is planned for the evening in order for the delegation to be able to rest after a busy day in São Paulo. You can always contact Remon Daniel Boef for suggestions in Rio de Janeiro. Notes Notes
  8. 8. 12 13 Friday 26 February Rio de Janeiro 09:00 hrs - 11:00 hrs Visit to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). A visit to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is planned for this morning. The rector of UFRJ is Prof. Aloísio Teixeira, who has a background in Economics and was reelected rector in 2007. 12:00 hrs - 14:00 hrs Lunch with the Dutch Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro The delegation will have lunch with the Dutch Consul-General in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Paul Comenencia. The lunch meeting will take place in the beautifully located Porcão Rio restaurant with view of Sugar Loaf mountain www.porcao.com.br/porcaoSite/porcao/ unidade_rios.php (PT) 14:00 hrs - 16:00 hrs Visit to the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) The delegation will visit the best Catholic University of Brazil, the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). PUC-Rio has a Grand-Chancellor and a Rector. The rector of PUC-Rio, Prof. Jesus Hortal Sanchez is Doctor in Philosophy and in Canonic Law. PUC-Rio is a private institution based on ideological principles. Rector Sanchez will receive the mission. 16:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs Free time / time reserved for individual meetings Also in Rio de Janeiro there is time reserved to plan individual meetings. Please contact Remon Daniel Boef about your transportation wishes so they can be facilitated on forehand. The collective transport will leave from the university campus at 16:00 hrs back to the hotel. 19:00 hrs - 00:00 hrs Optional: Samba dinner (till 00:00 hrs) In the evening a special event is planned; dinner followed by one of Rio´s most famous samba shows. Not to be missed! www.plataforma.com/eng/index.asp (EN) Saturday 27 February Rio de Janeiro 10:00 hrs - 11:30 hrs Visit to Cristo Redentor – Corcovado Mountain Saturday morning the delegation will visit to the famous Christ Redeemer, the spot of Rio de Janeiro with a view of the city at 800 meter height that cannot be missed. 12:00 hrs - 14:00 hrs Lunch The delegation will have lunch at the Italian restaurant Quadrifoglio www.quadrifogliorestaurante.com.br (PT) 14:00 hrs - 16:00 hrs Visit to Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro. To walk off the busy week, and the lunch, a visit to the beautiful Botanical garden is planned. If you would like to follow an own programme please inform Remon Daniel Boef about your plans so that alternative transportation can be arranged. Sunday 28 February Rio de Janeiro 12:00 hrs - 15:00 hrs Evaluation lunch The last lunch of the mission will be an evaluation lunch. The evaluation followed by lunch will take place in Laguna restaurant, a seafood restaurant located on a small inland island just behind Barra da Tijuca beach. During the evaluation Nuffic would like to hear your experiences of the past week, your suggestions and comments. www.restaurantelaguna.com.br/ (PT) Notes Notes Notes
  9. 9. 14 15 Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) The Association of Universities in the Netherlands represents the 14 Dutch research universities, all of which are home to high-quality education and research. Traditionally open-minded and cosmopolitan, the Dutch research universities are internationally well connected and attach great importance to cooperation and interaction. With a global reputation for innovation and academic competitiveness, 11 of the 14 Dutch research universities are listed in the top 200 academic institutions in the world. The Dutch universities seek partners in Brazil for cooperation on Master and PhD level, for the exchange of students and in academic research. The Dutch research universities excel in a broad number of subjects and disciplines, amongst which renewable energy, nanotechnology, and design. Of the 14 Dutch research universities; • nine are broad-based in their orientation (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam. • three are universities of technology (Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente). • one specialises in life sciences and natural resources (Wageningen University and Research Centre). • one is a distance teaching university, focusing on lifelong learning (Open Universiteit Nederland). Contact Information P.O. Box 13739 2501 ES The Hague E: post@vsnu.nl T: +31 70 3021 400 www.vsnu.nl/english Dr. Sijbolt Noorda President Charlotte van Hees Senior Advisor International Affairs The participants HBO-Raad In the Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences, the HBO-raad, all 39 government funded universities of applied sciences (UAS) of the Netherlands are united. Together, they have 35.000 employees and over 370.000 students. Education at Dutch UAS is mainly in the field of economics, teacher training, engineering, social studies, health care, arts and agriculture. The HBO-raad focuses on strengthening the position of UAS in the Netherlands. To this end, it maintains contacts with a broad range of actors in the field of higher education, like ministries, parliament and social partners. Strategic focal points of Dutch UAS are: applied research, inclusion, and lifelong learning. The HBO-raad is the platform for collaboration among UAS, as well as an employers’ organisation on their behalf. University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (HU) is located at the heart of the Netherlands and has over 37.000 students, representing more than hundred nationalities. Education and research at the HU are strongly linked to the professional practice. There are programmes in economics, business, social studies, law, teacher training, journalism & communication, health care and science & technology. www.international.hu.nlContact Information President Utrecht University of Applied Sciences Vice-president Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences HBO-raad, Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences P.O. Box 123 2501 CC The Hague T: +31 70 3122 121 F: +31 70 3122 100 www.hbo-raad.nl G. T. C. (Geri) Bonhof (MA) Substitute-President
  10. 10. 16 17 INHolland University of Applied Sciences INHolland University of Applied Sciences offers eighty- three Bachelor’s programmes in all disciplines at nine locations across the Dutch provinces of Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland, from healthcare to economics, from technology to teaching. In addition, we offer six Associate’s Degree programmes, seven Master’s programmes and an academic teaching qualification in Primary Education (Pabo). We also offer programmes in Paramaribo, Surinam. INHolland University is an educational institute with over 34,000 students and around 2,900 staff. INHolland University Surinam has approximately 700 students. The annual budget amounts to 270 million Euros. Its vibrant learning and working community and particularly its scale is ideal for students who are keen to develop their theoretical knowledge as well as their practical skills. Offering competence-based learning, INHolland University of Applied Sciences is professionally involved both with the student, the market and society as a whole. Contact Information Theresiastraat 8 2593 AN DEN HAAG P.O. Box 95597 2509 CN DEN HAAG T: +31 70 3123 212 F: +31 70 3123 211 E: Geert.Dales@INHolland.nl www.INHolland.com Dr. G.D. (Geert) Dales President Willem Viets (MA) Vice-President International Affairs Stenden University of Applied Sciences Stenden university wants to educate future leaders who can make a difference at a regional, national or international level. Stenden wants to become a ‘New University’; an institution for higher education with a scientific character, focused on professional practice. As an international university Stenden believes that social developments towards cultural and ethnic diversity add important value to education. With a world-wise, cosmopolitan character and opportunities it offers great international experience to staff and students. Stenden has 5 locations in the Netherlands in Leeuwarden, Groningen, Meppel, Assen and Emmen. With Stenden’s unique Grand Tour concept students can study for one module or semester at our campus sites in Doha (Qatar), Port Alfred (South Africa), Bangkok (Thailand) and Bali (Indonesia). Stenden has 1000 employees and about 11.000 students, including 2500 international students from 65 different nationalities. Next to 13 Lectorates and knowledge networks, 3 Associate Degrees, 21 Bachelor’s programs and 6 Master’s programs within the fields of (Service) Management, Education, Welfare, Economics and Technology are offered. With PBL education and learning companies like a four star hotel, a media studio and a research institute, students are well prepared for a professional career, in the Netherlands or abroad. Contact Information Rengerslaan 8 8917 DD Leeuwarden T: + 31 58 2441 441 F: + 31 58 2441 401 E: info@stenden.com www.stenden.com Robert Veenstra (MBA) Chairman of the Executive Board
  11. 11. 18 19 The Hague University of Applied Sciences The Hague University of Applied Sciences is located in the international legal city of The Hague, in Holland. Our city is the perfect place to witness the workings of international trade, law and diplomacy firsthand. A variety of international institutions is situated in The Hague. The spirit, energy and ideals of these global institutions permeate life on and off our campus. Our university has approximately 22,000 students and more than 135 different nationalities in one building, which makes us one of the most international universities in Holland. That diversity is one of our most powerful resources. The exchange of competing ideas and opinions is what leads to real innovation. Our 50 programmes range from engineering to business. We run a variety of programmes in English at bachelors (seven in English), masters (five in English) and professional courses level. As a university of applied sciences we are focused on preparing our students for the world of work and their future careers. And we aim to broaden and deepen the professional arena. Contact Information T: + 31 70 4458 505 T: + 31 70 4458 594 E: internationaloffice@hhs.nl www.thehagueuniversity.nl Els Verhoef Member of the Executive Board HAN University of Applied Sciences HAN University of Applied Sciences is an institute of higher education with approximately 29,500 students and 2,200 staff members. We offer bachelor and master programmes related to the following domains: Education, Social Studies, Commerce, Communication, Business Administration, Law, Economics, Engineering, Built Environment, Applied Sciences, ICT and Communication, Health, Nursing and Sports and Movement. Within these domains students can choose from over sixty bachelor programmes and fifteen master programs. At HAN University students complete a bachelor programme after four years of full-time study, including an internship of at least one semester and a graduation assignment in the final year within a company or institution. Most master programs take an additional year. Internationalisation is one of HAN University’s main focus areas and they host a large number of international students both as full degree students and as part of exchange agreements. The university was presented with the award of “most innovative institution 2009” by the prestigious Dutch Innovation platform. The faculty of Business, Management and Law, also called Arnhem Business School (ABS), has approximately 8,000 students, including over 700 international students enrolled in one of our English taught programmes. Its International Business and Management programme has ranked No. 1 in The Netherlands for the fourth time in a row. Contact Information Ruitenberglaan 31 6826 CC Arnhem The Netherlands T: +31 26 3691 111 www.han.nl/english Drs. Jetty Schaap Dean - Faculty of Business, Management and Law
  12. 12. 20 21 University of Twente Integrating social and engineering sciences. Developing high tech, with a human touch. It is what the university is committed to. Through teaching and research at the highest level, and through the innovations brought on the market by over 700 spin-off companies. We offer degree programmes in fields ranging from behavioural and management sciences to engineering and natural sciences. Research spearheads include nanotechnology, biomedical technology, information technology, governance studies, and learning and cognition. The University of Twente is the only full campus university in the Netherlands. 2,455 faculty and staff and 8,800 students work and unwind in the beautiful green park-like grounds, supported by top facilities for research and teaching, as well as for sports and culture. It is home to events such as the world’s largest annual student think-tank Create Tomorrow. All less than two hours drive from Amsterdam. Contact Information Bastille, room 320 PO Box 217 7500 AE Enschede T: +31 53 489 5424 E: international@so.utwente.nl www.universiteittwente.nl/en Prof. dr. W.H.M. (Henk) Zijm Vice-rector Internationalisation Former Rector Magnificus Ms. Karin F. Paardenkooper Head International Office VU Amsterdam VU University Amsterdam is a leading European research university established in 1880. With 23,000 students, about 4,300 staff we are a modern organization at the cutting edge of academic higher education. VU University Amsterdam offers a wide range of English taught programmes at three levels; Bachelor’s (BA, BSc), Master’s (MA, MSc) and doctoral (PhD). Twelve faculties share a single campus and cover a wide spectrum of arts, sciences and medicine. VU University Amsterdam: • Is consistently listed amongst the top universities in the world in different rankings; • Is located in one of the most dynamic and fast-growing business districts in the Netherlands; • Offers a modern campus university with student housing on only five minutes by bike; • Helps with housing, visa and important registrations needed for studying and working in the Netherlands; • Offers an international environment, our aim is that one out of four students in our English taught programmes is an international student; • Provides high quality education in small and highly interactive classes; • Is located in lively and multicultural Amsterdam, which has the largest concentration of students in the Netherlands and where English is a 2nd language. Contact Information De Boelelaan 1105 1081 HV Amsterdam The Netherlands E: international@vu.nl www.vuamsterdam.com Prof. dr. A. C. (Anton) Hemerijck Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences VU University Amsterdam
  13. 13. 22 23 Tilburg University Tilburg University is a specialised research university concentrating on Economics, Business, Law, Social Sciences, Psychology, and Humanities In its education (both first tier and executive) and research programmes the university is committed to addressing important issues in society at national and international level. It does so by training people for positions bearing high responsibility in society and by contributing to sustainable solutions. Tilburg University draws on a rich tradition which nourishes the role of philosophy of life in its academic education and research. It has also 4 Graduate Schools, 10 interdisciplinary research centres and more than 20 research center within the different schools. Tilburg University Graduates: • are trained to integrate knowledge, understanding, norms and values from science, culture, and philosophy of life in a meaningful way; • have a high sense of responsibility; • are equipped to analyse complex questions independently; • have good reading and writing skills, knowledge of ICT, clear presentation and debating techniques, a good command of Dutch and English and preferably one more foreign language; • show ambition and excellence; • show intellectual independence; • have been engaged as student in extracurricular activities; • are valued alumni. Contact Information PO Box 90153 5000 LE Tilburg T: +31 13 4669 111 www.tilburguniversity.nl Hein M. C. M. van Oorschot LLM President International Institute of Social Studies The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) is a postgraduate school of policy-oriented social science for development studies. Founded by the Dutch universities in 1952, the Institute is one of the world’s leading centres in this field. ISS provides education to postgraduate professionals, mostly from Latin America, Africa, Asia and transition countries. All courses are taught in English and cover the areas of development economics, sociology, politics, public policy and management, governance, gender, employment, population, social security, children and youth, human rights, rural development, natural resources. ISS offers four-year Doctoral Programmes, a 15.5-month MA ‘Development Studies’ with various specialisations, postgraduate diploma programmes, executive training and tailor-made courses. All degrees are recognised internationally and by Dutch legislation. In 2009, ISS became an institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and now benefits from combined interdisciplinary and mono-disciplinary research and the regional complementarities and synergies of the respective networks. All degrees are awarded by ISS as part of EUR. Commercial activities in ISS’ focal areas will be accommodated in a limited company ‘ISS@Erasmus BV’ expected to start operations early 2010. Contact Information P.O. Box 29776 2502 LT The Hague The Netherlands Visiting address: Kortenaerkade 12 T: +31 70 4260 460 www.iss.nl Dr. Johan A. van Dijk Head of the Office of Research Projects and Advisory Services (ORPAS), International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Director ISS@Erasmus BV (to be established 2010).
  14. 14. 24 25 Leiden University Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden who had withstood a long siege by the Spaniards. In Leiden there are approximately 17,000 students and 4,000 staff members. The University consists of 6 faculties, a School of Education (teacher training), and a Campus in The Hague. The University houses the faculties of Archaeology, Humanities, Law, Medicine/ LUMC (Leiden University Medical Centre), Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Social and Behavioural Sciences. The faculties offer a varied range of bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes. In addition, three other units offer post-academic training: the Institute for Environmental Sciences (CML), the School of Education (ICLON) and Campus The Hague. Accordingly, Leiden University is aiming for an internationally recognised position as a top-ranking research-intensive university within the European Higher Education and Research Areas. Leiden University already has a top position in a great many fields, including natural sciences, life sciences (the so-called Red Biotech), medicine, arts, social and behavioural sciences, international law, astronomy and non-Western languages. www.leiden.edu Contact Information Cleveringaplaats 1, PO Box 9515 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands T: +31 71 5272 318 E: h.w.van.den.doel@hum. leidenuniv.nl Prof.dr. H.W. (Wim) van den Doel Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Professor of Contemporary History Dr. Marianne Wiesebron Coordinator of Relations with Latin American Universities Nuffic Nuffic is the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education. As an independent, non-profit organization based in The Hague, the Netherlands, Nuffic supports internationalization in higher education, research and professional education in the Netherlands and abroad, and helps improve access to higher education worldwide. Nuffic’s motto is Linking Knowledge Worldwide. Whichever way you look at it, Linking Knowledge Worldwide means bringing people together, because it is knowledge that makes us unique as people. Linking knowledge means linking people. What we love about knowledge is that you cannot give it away. You can only share it with others. This sharing often leads to the creation of new knowledge. And so we add to the wealth of knowledge on our planet by communicating with each other and by forming networks to share it in. Nuffic is a proud exponent of Linking Knowledge Worldwide. We also have a number of offices - Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Offices (Nuffic Nesos) - in other parts of the world. Their main tasks are the generic promotion of Dutch higher education and the enhancement of cooperation between higher education institutions in the Netherlands and institutions in the Neso regions. Nuffic Nesos are located in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. www.nuffic.nl www.nesobrazil.org Sander van den Eijnden President Han Dommers Head of the Promotion Department Remon Daniel Boef Director of Nuffic Neso Brazil
  15. 15. 26 27 How to make phone calls: Long distance within Brazil: (021XX) + phone number (XX = Area Code. Sao Paulo = 11 / Rio de Janeiro = 21 / Brasilia = 61) Ps: If you are in the city to which you intend to call, you don´t have to dial (021XX). Calls to the Netherlands: 002131 + area code +phone number Nuffic Netherlands Education Support Office (Neso) in Brasília Ed. Torre Pátio Brasil, sala 1325/27, 13th floor; SCS, Qd. 07, Bloco A, nº 100 70307-901 - Brasília - DF - Brazil T: +55 61 3041 6094 - F: +55 61 3041 6093 E: info@nesobrazil.org - www.nesobrazil.org Remon Daniel Boef’s mobile phone: (02161) 8135-9606 Royal Netherlands Embassy in Brasília SES - Qd. 801, Lote 05 70405-900 - Brasília - DF - Brazil T: +55 61 3961 3200 - F: +55 61 3961 3234 E: bra@minbuza.nl www.embaixada-holanda.org.br Royal Netherlands Consulate in São Paulo Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1779 - 3° andar Jardim Paulistano 01452-001 - São Paulo - SP T: +55 11 3811 3300 - F: +55 11 3811 0802 E: sao@minbuza.nl - www.mfa.nl/sao Royal Netherlands Consulate in R. Janeiro Praia de Botafogo 242, 10th floor, Botafogo. 22250-145 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil T: +55 21 2157 5400 - F: +55 21 2157 5454 Country Education Profile: Brazil E: rio@minbuza.nl - www.mfa.nl/rio Brazilian Embassy in the Netherlands Mauritskade, 19, 2514HD, The Hague, the Netherlands T: +31 70 3023 959 - F: +31 70 3023 950 E: brasil@brazilianembassy.nl www.brazilianembassy.nl Brazilian Consulate in the Netherlands - Rotterdam Visiting address: Stationsplein 45 A6.191 3013AK Rotterdam Postal address: Consulaat Generaal van Brazilië, Postbus 29029 3001GA Rotterdam T: +31 10 2062 211 - F: +31 10 4145 167 E: info@consbras.nl - www.consbras.nl Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Recife Cais do Apolo, 222, 16th floor 50030-905 - Recife - PE - Brazil T: +55 81 3224 3973 E: rec@nbso.com.br - www.mfa.nl/rec Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) in Porto Alegre Av. Dr. Nilo Peçanha, 2825, cj. 1601, Iguatemi Corporate, 91330-001 - Porto Alegre - RS T: +55 51337 87700 - F: +55 5 3378 7710 E: poa@nbso.com.br - www.mfa.nl/poa Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce Rua Marquês de Itu 503 - cj 62 01223-001 São Paulo - SP - Brasil T: +55 11 3221 5899 - F: +55 11 3221 9242 E: info@dutcham.com.br www.dutcham.com.br Suggestion of taxi in Rio de Janeiro Fábio Martins (02161) 8575 0284 or (02161) 7825 1999 E: binhomcoelho@bol.com.br Alexandre Leal (02121) 8111 5465 or (02121) 7845 1728 E: alexcleal@yahoo.com.br Suggestion of Taxi in São Paulo Radio Taxi Vermelho e Branco (02111) 3146-4000 www.radiotaxivermelhoebranco.com.br Useful contact information Public Ambulance: 192* Fire Department: 193* Police Department: 190* * It is advisable to have someone who speaks Portuguese, when trying to reach the public service numbers. Netherlands higher education mission to Brazil 22 - 27 February 2010 About Brazil
  16. 16. 28 29 Geography Brazil is located in the eastern part of South America and is the largest country in the region. It is the fifth largest country in the world. The official Brazilian land area is 8,514,876.599 km2, which is 205 times the land area of the Netherlands. Brazil has a very long coastline, measuring 7,491 km and lying adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. Brazil´s climate is mostly tropical. The southern area of the country has a temperate climate, however. Because of its great size, Brazil is divided into five geographical regions: 1. North: the Amazon area. The following states form the region: Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, Pará, Roraima, Amapá and Tocantins. 2. Northeast: this region is where the Portuguese began the colonization process. It is formed by the following states: Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Piauí and Maranhão. 3. Centre-West: the region of the Federal District. Brazil´s capital is Brasilia, located in the Federal District. 4. Southeast: this is the wealthiest region of the country. São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are in the Southeast. The region comprises the following states: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo. 5. South: the most socially developed area of the country. The main European immigration colonies are in this region. The states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul form the region. Brazil has a population of more than 190 million inhabitants. Many races form the Brazilian people: the European that came and colonized Brazil, the Indians that already lived in the country, the Africans that were brought as slaves, Asian and Arabs also migrated to the coun try in the XIX and XX centuries. The population is relatively young: 26% of the Brazilian people are under 15 years old, 18% are between 15 and 24 years old and 23% are between 25 and 39 years old. Economy Brazil´s economy is the largest in Latin America and the tenth largest in the world. Brazilian GDP is 1.1 trillion Euros and constitutes 47.5% of South American GDP. Brazil´s economy grew by 5.1% in 2008. Trade and services are the main sectors of the Brazilian economy, engaging 66% of the employed population. Brazil, together with Russia, India and China is one of the so-called BRIC countries. These countries are characterized by a very dynamic and fast growing economy modernization process. Not only the Brazilian economy is growing, but the social indicators are also improving. For example: the unemployment rate diminished from 11.7% in 2004 to 8.2% in 2009. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that the country will finish 2010 with 8% of unemployment. The income concentration is also dropping. The Brazilian Gini Index dropped considerably in the last years, as can be seen in the chart below: Brazil’s Gini Index 0,57 0,56 0,55 0,54 0,53 0,52 2004 2005 0,534 2006 2007 Brazil’s Gini Index 0,559 0,552 0,547 Source: IBGE – Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística – Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. These are some of the reasons why Brazil is appointed as one of the economic super powers of the future. Relationship between the Netherlands and Brazil The relationship between the Netherlands and Brazil began in the 16th century. Brazil was then a colony of Portugal and the main Brazilian export product to Europe was sugar.
  17. 17. 30 31 The Netherlands funded many of the Brazilian sugar plantations and many Dutch ships transported Brazilian sugar to northern Europe. In the 17th century, the Dutch established a colony in the State of Pernambuco. Count Johann Maurits Van Nassau-Siegen was sent to be the governor of the colony. This period left marks that are still present in the culture of the region. The Netherlands brought a different type of colonization to Brazil, one that was more sensitive to local interests. For the first time in the history of Brazil, there was religious freedom in the country, and the arrival of scientists, cartographers and other professionals in Recife, which in those days was called Mauritopolis, contributed to the area’s development. Through the centuries, Brazil and the Netherlands have developed a solid and friendly relationship. In 2008, Brazil´s President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva visited the Netherlands and signed many bilateral cooperation memoranda, including an education cooperation document that is the foundation of Nuffic Neso Brazil. In March 2009, Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende visited Brazil and more agreements were signed. The Netherlands is one of the largest investors in Brazil and bilateral trade between the two countries amounted to just under 12 billion US dollars in 2008. The Brazilian-Dutch relationship is profitable to both sides and is set to deepen and expand. Practical information Brazilian business etiquette Relationships and communication • Brazilians need to know who they are doing business with before they can work effectively. • Brazilians prefer face-to-face meetings over written communication, as it allows them to know the person with whom they are doing business. • Since this is a group culture, it is important that you do not do anything to embarrass a Brazilian. • Communication is often informal and does not rely on strict rules of protocol. Anyone who feels they have something to say will generally give their opinion. • Face-to-face communication is preferred over written communication. At the same time, when it comes to business agreements, Brazilians insist on drawing up detailed legal contracts. Business negotiation • Since Brazilians are more comfortable doing business with people and companies they know, expect questions about your company. • Wait for your Brazilian colleagues to raise the business subject. Never rush the relationship-building time. • Brazilians take time when negotiating. Do not rush them or appear impatient. Business meeting etiquette • Meetings are generally rather informal. • Expect to be interrupted while you are speaking or making a presentation. • Avoid confrontations. Do not appear frustrated with your Brazilian colleagues. Dress etiquette • Brazilians dress well and are proud of it. • Men should wear conservative, dark coloured business suits. Three-piece suits typically indicate that someone is an executive. • Women should wear suits or dresses that are elegant and feminine with good quality accessories. Basic words in Portuguese Yes = Sim No = Não Thank you = Obrigado (Male), Obrigada (Female) You’re welcome = De nada Please = Por favor Excuse me = Desculpe-me, Com licença Hello = Olá, Oi Goodbye = Adeus, Tchau So long = Até mais, Até logo Good morning = Bom dia Good afternoon = Boa tarde Good evening = Boa noite Good night = Boa noite My name is... = Meu nome é... I do not understand = Eu não entendo How do you say …… in Portuguese? = Como se diz...... em português? Do you speak English? = Você fala inglês? How are you? = Como vai você? Fine, thank you! = Bem, obrigado! Where is the toilet? = Onde é o banheiro? What is this? = O que é isso? How much does it cost? = Quanto custa isso? Do you accept credit card? = Você aceita cartão de crédito? I = Eu We = Nós You = Você (Singular, informal) Vocês (Plural, informal); He = Ele She = Ela They = Eles (Male); Elas (Female)
  18. 18. 32 33 BRASILIA Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was founded on April 21st 1960; Brasilia has the highest per capita income in Brazil; There are around 2.5 million people living in the Federal District. Information about the cities visited by the mission Brasilia Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, was founded on April 21st 1960, in the central area of the country. Just five years before, the area resembled a desert, with no people, scarce water, few animals and plants. President Juscelino Kubitschek invited the best Brazilian architects to present projects for the new capital. Oscar Niemeyer, today one of the most famous architects in the world, combined straight and rounded shapes to create innovative architectural masterpieces. Lucio Costa, renowned Brazilian urbanist, devised a lay-out combining beauty, simplicity and functionality. The centre of Brasilia is shaped like an airplane. There are the North and South wings, with the Eixo Monumental (Monumental Axis) as the body of the plane. There are around 2.5 million people living in the Federal District, distributed along Brasilia itself and in the satellite cities that surround Brasilia in the Federal District. Brasilia has the highest per capita income in Brazil (40,696 Brazilian reais, or 15 thousand euros per year). Weather There are two main seasons in Brasilia. The rain season goes from November to April and the dry season goes from May to October. During this period, the relative humidity of the air in Brasilia can drop to 15%. The temperatures are not as high as in other Brazilian cities, staying between 15°C and 30°C. During the mission, we will still be in the rain season. But sunny days are not unusual in February. Hotel Information Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada February 22nd and 23rd, Brasilia – DF Located near the Paranoa Lake, in one of the noblest areas of Brasilia, the Royal Tulip Brasilia Alvorada Hotel is known as the best hotel in the city. Address: SHTN, Trecho 1, Conj. 1B, Bloco C, CEP: 70800-200 Brasilia-DF, Brazil - Phone: +55 (61) 3424-7000 www.royaltulipbrasiliaalvorada.com E: info@royaltulipbrasiliaalvorada.com
  19. 19. 34 35 RIO DE JANEIRO Rio was founded in 1565; Rio de Janeiro is located in the Southeast region of Brazil; Rio has more than 6 million inhabitants in the city and almost 12 million in the metropolitan area. Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro is located in the Southeast region of Brazil. Famous by the Corcovado and the Sugar Loaf Mountains, Rio was founded in 1565. The city was the second Brazilian Capital (the first one was Salvador, in Bahia) from 1763 until 1960, when Brasilia was founded. Rio has more than 6 million inhabitants in the city and almost 12 million in the metropolitan area. Weather There are two main stations in Rio. The summer is warm, with temperatures from 25°C to 40°C with rain, and the winter is a little drier, and temperatures go from 10°C to 25°C. During the mission, the weather is expected to be warm and rainy. Strong summer rains are not so unusual this time of year. However, the sun also appears and the temperature is high, going from min. 25 degrees Celsius (at night) to max. 35 degrees Celsius (in the afternoon). Hotel Information Sofitel Copacabana February 25th – 28th, Rio de Janeiro – RJ Located in the heart of the Copacabana beach, the Sofitel Copacabana is known to be one of the best hotels in Rio. Address: Av. Atlantica, 4240, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro - RJ – Brazil - CEP: 22070-002 Phone number: +55 (21) 2525-1232 www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1988-sofitel-rio-de-janeiro- copacabana/index.shtml E: reservas.sofitelrio@sofitel.com
  20. 20. 36 37 SÃO PAULO Is responsible for more than 12% of the Brazilian GDP, the 10th wealthiest city in the world; Is the biggest city in South America and the business capital of Brazil; 10 million inhabitants, and more than 20 million live in the metropolitan area. São Paulo is the biggest city in South America and the business capital of Brazil. The city is the richest in Brazil, and is responsible for more than 12% of the Brazilian GDP. São Paulo is also the 10th wealthiest city in the world. Sao Paulo is home to many different nationalities. There are a few neighborhoods that are specific of a given nationality. For example: Liberdade, is the Japanese neighborhood, and Bixiga is the Italian area. The city of São Paulo is home to more than 10 million people, and more than 20 million live in the metropolitan area. Weather São Paulo is in a subtropical climate area. The average temperature is 21°C around the year. São Paulo is famous in Brazil for its weak rains, known as ‘Garoa’. However, during the mission, the temperatures are expected to be a little higher, between 25°C and 30°C. Sunny days are not very common this time of year in São Paulo. Hotel Information Renaissance Hotel February 23rd -25th, São Paulo – SP The Renaissance Hotel is considered one of the best hotels in the largest South American city. Address: Alameda Santos, 2233 CEP: 01419-002 – São Paulo-SP – Brazil Phone: +55 (11) 3069-2233 www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/saobr-renaissance-sao- paulo-hotel E: reservas.brasil@marriot.com Sao Paulo
  21. 21. 38 39 Netherlands higher education mission to Brazil 22 - 27 February 2010 Brazilian higher education
  22. 22. 40 41 Brazilian higher education system The Brazilian school year coincides with the calendar year (March to November). Brazil´s education system consists of Basic Education (Ensino Básico) and Higher Education (Ensino Superior), as shown on the chart below: Doctorate Degree Master’s Degree Technologist Lato sensu graduate programmes HigherEducation Strictusensugraduate programmes BasicEducation Sequential Courses Secondary Education - Ensino Médio (15-17) Primary Education - Ensino Fundamental (7-14) Child Education - Ensino Infantil (2-6) Vocational Education - Ensino Profissionalizante Vestibular Examination Bachelor License There are more than two thousand higher education institutions (HEIs) in Brazil. These institutions are divided into three types: • Universities (Universidades): according to Brazilian law, universities are multidisciplinary institutions of training to produce highly skilled professionals; research and extension; stimulation of human knowledge. Universities are obliged to invest in training and research, are autonomous and one-third of the professors must have a Master´s or Doctor´s degree. • University Centres (Centros Universitários): university centres are multi-curricular institutions, including one or more areas of knowledge, characterized by excellence in education and a high-quality academic environment. University centres are not obliged to invest in research and are almost as autonomous as universities. • Faculties (Faculdades): faculties are higher education institutions that train students to become highly skilled professionals in one or more areas of knowledge. Faculties are not as autonomous as university centres or universities and are not obliged to invest in research. Any of these types can be public or private institutions. The public institutions do not charge tuition fees and are divided Federal, State and Municipal higher education institutions. In order to gain admission to higher education institutions, students must have completed the secondary education level and be approved in vestibular, a competitive examination to determine whether the student is qualified to enter a given institution. In 1998, the Brazilian government launched ENEM (Secondary Education Evaluation Exam – Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio). At first, ENEM was used to evaluate the quality of Brazilian secondary education, but in 2009 the Brazilian Ministry of Education established ENEM as the official vestibular. Many universities agreed and adopted ENEM as their admission test, but some of the main Brazilian universities did not agree and will continue to administer their own vestibular exams. Levels and certification Undergraduate programmes (Cursos de graduação): undergraduate programmes are the first level of a complete higher education formation. Alumni have access to graduate programmes and are considered trained in a certain field of knowledge. There are three types of undergraduate titles: • Technologist (Tecnólogico): a vocational degree in which the graduate is considered a specialized worker in a certain field; a Logistics Technologist, Civil Engineering Technologist, and so on. The programmes take two to three years to complete. • Bachelor´s Degree (Bacharelado): the Bacharelado is a four to six-year programme. The main characteristic of Bachelor Degree Programme in Brazil is preparation for research and/or professional training. • Licence (Licenciatura): the licenciatura is a teacher training programme for primary or secondary education schools. In these programmes, the students attend to the regular disciplines of the course and disciplines of pedagogy. The programmes last four or five years. Graduate programmes (Cursos de pós- graduação): graduate programmes are available only to students with a graduation diploma. They are divided into two types of programmes: • Lato sensu Courses (Pós-graduação lato sensu): these programmes are for students with a graduation diploma (Technologists, Bachelors or Licentiates) and grant the students a ‘Specialist’ title. MBAs are considered lato sensu Post-Graduation Programmess in Brazil. Under Brazilian law, a minimum of 360 classroom hours applies to these types of programmes. • Strictu sensu Post-Graduation Programmes (Pós-graduação Srictu Sensu): the strictu censu programmess are for students who wish to enhance their academic research formation. This type of graduate programme includes two different degrees, namely a Master´s and a Doctor´s. — Master´s degree (Mestrado): the main purpose of mestrado programmes is to initiate the student in academic research. During the programmes it is required that the student publishes scientific articles in specialized magazines and, at the end of the programme, he or she must present a Master´s thesis. In order to enter a Master´s programme, students must pass a specific examination according to the area of the research. There are also Professional Master´s degree programmes. The methodology in these programmes is based on problem solving in business areas. These programmes are not intended for students who want to continue on to Doctoral programmes. — Doctor´s degree (Doutorado): To obtain a Doctor´s degree, students must have a Master´s degree, except in specific cases. Doctoral research must be original and a thesis must be defended at the end of the programme. Higher education students in Brazil There are almost 5 million higher education students in Brazil. And this number has been growing considerably in the last ten years, as shown on the chart below: 1998 6,8% 7,4% 8,9% 9,8% 10,6% 10,5% 11,2% 12,6% 13,1% 1999 2001 2002 Net Enrolment Rate 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 15,0% 10,0% 5,0% 0,0% Source: IPEA (Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas Aplicadas - Applied Economic Research Institute).
  23. 23. 42 43 The most popular study fields in undergraduate programmes are: Place Field of Study Percentage of students 1º Social Sciences, Business and Law 42% 2º Education Sciences 18% 3º Health and Welfare Sciences 15% 4º Engineering, Construction and Production 9% 5º Bio-chemical Sciences, Mathematics and Informatics 8% 6º Arts and Humanities 3% 7º Agriculture and Veterinarian Sciences 2% 8º Services (Tourism, Gastronomy, Hotel Management, and so on). 2% Source: INEP (Instituto de Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira – Anísio Teixeira Institute of Educational Research). Evening classes are rather usual. In 2007, for example, 62% of the enrolments were for evening classes. The most popular fields among graduate programmes are: Position Field of study Percentage of courses offered 1º Human Sciences 17.2% 2º Engineering 15.0% 3º Health Sciences 13.8% 4º Social and Applied Sciences 13.1% 5º Exact and Earth Sciences 9.7% 6º Agricultural Sciences 9.3% 7º Biological Sciences 7.8% 8º Multidisciplinary Programs 7.4% 9º Arts and Linguistics 6.7% Source: Capes. Internationalization of Brazilian higher education The internationalization of higher education in Brazil began in the late 1970s, when the first Brazilian universities created their International Relations Offices. In 1988, these higher education institutions created FAUBAI (Fórum de Assessorias das Universidades Brasileiras para Assuntos Internacionais, or Brazilian Universities Forum for International Affairs), an organization created to stimulate international cooperation in Brazilian higher education institutions. The Brazilian government, through the Ministry of Education, focuses its policies of internationalization in bringing international students to Brazil, especially from Latin American and Portuguese speaking countries. However, the universities are autonomous institutions and can define their own policy towards the internationalization process. There are some organizations that play important roles on the internationalization o fBrazilian higher education. They are: Capes (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Coordination of Higher Education Personnel Improvement) CAPES is an entity of the Brazilian Ministry of Education. CAPES´ main functions are to regulate and evaluate Brazilian strictu sensu graduate programmes, to foster access to scientific research, to invest in the training of high-level human resources in Brazil and abroad, and to promote scientific international cooperation. CAPES has many bilateral agreements in scientific research, including the Nuffic/ CAPES programme, and promotes several scholarship programmes for Brazilian students going abroad in strictu sensu graduate programmes. Contact information Contact person: Alexandre Silveira – Coordinator of Intenational Cooperation Address: Ministério da Educação Anexos I e II – 2º andar – Brasília - DF PO Box: 365 CEP: 70359-970 T: +55 (61) 2022-6657 F: +55 (61) 2022-6675 E: alexandre.silveira@capes.gov.br www.capes.gov.br CNPQ (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico –National Council of Scientific and Technological Development) CNPQ is linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology. The main purpose of the council is to promote scientific and technological production in Brazil. CNPQ also has scholarship programmes in strictu sensu graduate programmes for Brazilian students to go abroad, especially at Doctorate level. Contact information Contact person: Maria Lucilene Araújo Barros Velo – Head of the International Cooperation Department Address: SEPN 507, Bloco B, Edifício Sede do CNPq, 3º andar, sala 315 CEP: 70740-901 T: +55 (61) 2108-9441 F: +55 (61) 2108-9442 E: coopinternacional@cnpq.br www.cnpq.br Faubai (Fórum das Assessorias das Universidades Brasileiras para Assuntos Internacionais – Brazilian Universities Forum for International Affairs) FAUBAI is an organization that was founded in 1988 by the international affairs offices of the Brazilian universities. The main objective of this organization is to promote and improve the exchange of experience and international cooperation in higher education. Private and public higher education institutions participate in the Forum. More than 150 institutions participate in FAIBAI and the most important higher education institutions in Brazil are members, such as USP, UFRJ, UFMG, UFRGS, UNB, among others. Contact Information Contact person: Suzana Queiroz de Melo Monteiro (President) Address: Av. Moraes Rego, nº 1.235 - Cidade Universitária Cidade: Recife / PE CEP: 50670 - T: (81) 21268006 F: (81) 21268118 E-mail: cci@ufpe.br E-mail: secci@ufpe.br www.ufpe.br Study abroad market in Brazil According to the OECD, there are 21,297 Brazilians studying abroad at higher education level. In 2001, there were 14,396. This represents an increase of 48% in seven years. The main study destinations for Brazilian students are shown in the chart below:
  24. 24. 44 45 Source: OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development). The five main study destinations (United States, France, Spain, Germany and Portugal) account for more than 70% of the Brazilian students abroad. The United States alone accounts for 34% of the Brazilian students. Still according to OECD, the Netherlands is the 14th favourite destination of the Brazilian students, with 106 Brazilian students in the Netherlands in 2006, which corresponds to 0.5% of the total Brazilian students abroad. According to Nuffic, there were 170 Brazilian students in publicly funded Dutch higher education in 2008-2009. Profile of the Brazilian universities visited by the mission USP (Universidade de São Paulo) USP is the largest university in Brazil and the third largest in Latin America. USP is considered by many, the best university in Brazil, and has campi all over the Sao Paulo State area. It appears among the 150 best universities in the world by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking 2008 and is in the 196th place in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2008. The university was founded in 1934 and is a public institution, funded by the Sao Paulo State government. USP did not participate in quality assessment process of the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Contact information Contact person: Marisa Aparecida Bismara Regitano D’Arce – Head of the International Office Address: Rua do Anfiteatro, 181 - Colméia - Favo 5 - Cidade Universitária City: São Paulo / SP CEP: 05508-060 T: +55 11 3815 5039 / 309 F: +55 11 3814 7342 E: ccint@usp.br E: mabra@esalq.usp.br www.usp.br UniFESP (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) Unifesp was the first Medical School in Sao Paulo. It was founded in the 1930´s. The University has 5 campi on the Sao Paulo State. Most of the courses offered are in the Medical and Health Sciences field. It was considered the best university in Brazil in 2008, by the Ministry of Education. However, it is important to mention that USP and UniCamp didn´t participate in the evaluation process. UniFesp is a public university funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. Contact information Contact person: Benjamin Israel Kopelman - Assessoria de Assuntos Internacionais Address: Rua Dr. Diogo de Faria, 1087 - Conjunto 706 - Vila Clementino City: São Paulo / SP CEP: 04037- T: +55 11 3369 4091 F: +55 11 3369 4029 E: brbkopelman@terra.com.br E: vera.salvadori@fap.unifesp.br www.unifesp.br/reitoria/orgaos/assessorias/ assint FGV (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) The FGV was founded in 1944 with the main objective of preparing qualified personell to manage the public and private companies and institutions in Brazil. A little later, the Institution decided to provide more courses in fields like Economy and Social Sciences. FGV is a private institution and it is funded by the tuition fees paid by the students. FGV is considered one of the top Economy and Business schools in the country and has campi of undergraduate and graduate programmes in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. In the last evaluation process of the Ministry of Education, FGV was among the top institutions in the country. Contact information Contact person: Ligia Maura Costa – Coordinator of International Relations Address: Av. 9 de Julho, 2029 – 10º andar – Bela Vista City: São Paulo / SP CEP: 01313- T: +55 11 3281 7762 F: +55 11 3281 7853 E: lmcosta@gvsp.br www.eaesp.fgvsp.br UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho) UNESP was created in 1976 when some universities of the Sao Paulo state joined forces. UNESP is a public university funded by the Sao Paulo state government. The university offers courses in all major fields of study and its main characteristic is the many campi spread all around the Sao Paulo state area. UNESP has campi in 23 different cities. UNESP is also among the best universities in Brazil, according to the Ministry of Education. In the 2008 evaluation, it was considered the third best university in the Sao Paulo state. Contact information Contact person: José Celso Freire Junior – Head of International Office Address: Rua Quirino de Andrade, 215, 6º andar - São Paulo - SP City: São Paulo / SP CEP: 01049 - 010 T: +55 11 5627 0439 F: +55 11 5627 0134 E: jcfreire@reitoria.unesp.br E: arex@reitoria.unesp.br www.unesp.br/arex UnB (Universidade de Brasília) UnB was founded in 1962, just two years after the city of Brasilia. It is a public institution funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. It has three campi in the Federal District, including the “Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro”, the biggest university campus in Brazil. 844 741 468426 1.171 1.907 1.955 1.986 2.112 7.258 United States France Spain Germany Portugal United Kingdom Italy Canada Japan Australia Main Coutries of Destination
  25. 25. 46 47 The university offers 72 undergraduate courses and, 64 master´s and 45 doctor´s programmes and several specialization graduate programmes in all fields of study. UnB is considered one of the best universities in Brazil, and in the 2008 evaluation of the Ministry of Education, UnB was among the top ten universities of the country. Contact information Contact person: Ana Flávia Barros-Platiau – Director of International Affairs Address: Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro - Prédio da Reitoria, Sala AT-43 City: Brasília / DF CEP: 70910- T: +55 61 3347 5499 / 3307 F: +55 61 3274 2649 E: int@unb.br www.unb.br UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) UFRJ was created in 1920 and was called Universidade do Brasil, or University of Brazil, back in those days. The institution is public and funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Education and is considered one of the best in Brazil. According to the last evaluation of the Ministry of Education, UFRJ was among the top ten universities in the country. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in all study fields and levels of certification. Contact information Contact person: Geraldo Nunes – Coordinator of International Affairs Address: Av. Brigadeiro Trompowski, s/nº - Cidade Universitária - Ilha do Fundão City: Rio de Janeiro / RJ CEP: 21941- T: +55 21 3682 1215 F: +55 21 3682 1215 E: geraldonunes@facc.ufrj.br E: scri@reitoria.ufrj.br www.ufrj.br PUC-Rio (Pontíficia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro) PUC-Rio is a non-profit organization created in 1941 with the objective of transmitting end producing knowledge. The university is linked to the Brazilian Catholic Church. PUC-Rio offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in many fields of knowledge, such as: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economy, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science and Social and Applied Sciences. The institution is also among the top ten universities in Brazil according to the Brazilian ministry of education and is considered by many the best private university in the country. Contact information Contact person: Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer – Coordinator of International Cooperation Address: Rua Marqués de São Vicente, 225 - Ed. Pe. Leonel França, 8º andar City: Rio de Janeiro / RJ CEP: 22453 - T: +55 21 3114 1578 F: +55 21 3114 1094 E: director@ccci.puc-rio.br www.puc-rio.br/ccci Notes
  26. 26. Design: OA!Design - Brasilia-DF, Brazil. Printed in Brasil The information in this publication was compiled with the greatest care. Nevertheless, we are unable to guarantee its accuracy or completeness at the time of reading. Because information is constantly subject to change, Nuffic is unable to accept any liability whatsoever for use of the information. It is up to you to check the accuracy of any information before acting on it. © Nuffic, February 2010. All rights reserved. Colophon & disclaimer

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