Project 5-100 Launches an Exchange Program between Russian and Brazilian UniversitiesMay 18, 2015
Project 5-100 and the Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI) have announced the start of an exchange program for administrative and managerial personnel of universities which are members of Project 5-100 and the leading universities of Brazil. This marks the first stage of the Russian-Brazilian short-term exchange program. The final agreement to launch the program was reached during the meeting between Project 5-100 representatives and the Brazilian Association amid the largest Latin American international conference for university education — FAUBAI-2015 — which was held from 25-29 April in Cuiaba, Brazil.
The pilot cycle of the exchange program starts in June, and before 2015 is out, several dozens of people from both sides will have taken part in it. The program covers the university-members of Project 5-100 and 11 university-members of FAUBAI: Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" (UNESP), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG), and Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG). It is possible that other Brazilian universities will join the program in the future.
Participation in short-term exchanges will help the governing bodies of the universities of both countries to gain a better understanding of the administrative system and certain specific procedures of those particular foreign universities with which they are planning to work — or have already established a partnership.
The program will include best practice sharing and short visits to 1-3 other universities located in the same region for the visiting party in order to introduce their universities to other schools and search for new directions for international cooperation.
The 2015 program is designed for employees who are in charge of development and incoming and outgoing student and staff mobility programs, services for international students and specialists, and expansion of cooperation networks.