The delegation of the UFRO stayed in Brazil until August 22nd. They fulfilled a busy agenda of activities which reflects partnerships of excellence and collaborative work beyond the borders.
The relationship between the Universidad de La Frontera and prestigious Brazilian institutionshas been very productive over the years, as a result of the actions taken in order to foster internationalization. At this moment, the UFRO has a series of agreements with Brazilian institutions and the positive experiences in research and postgraduate programs contributed to the consolidation of networks and established trust for cooperation.
In order to strengthen the link with the institutions of cooperation in Brazil and to explore new spaces to build networks that permit to strengthen the internationalization of the work of the UFRO, a delegation of the UFRO went to Brazil with a busy agenda of activities and stays until august 22nd.
Head of the delegation is the Academic Vice-Rector Dr. Rubén Leal, accompanied by the Director of Analysis and Institutional Development, Dr. Ricardo Herrera; the Director of International Cooperation, Dr. Pamela Leal; the Director of the Center of Excellence in Translational Medicine, Dr. Raúl Sánchez; the Director of the Doctorate Programs in Science with mention in Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology, Dr. Luis Salazar; and the Director of the Doctorate Program in Morphological Science, Dr. Mariano del Sol.
Several meetings with universities and institutions in different parts of Brazil are part of this institutional visit, starting in Brasilia with a meeting at the Chilean Embassy and continuing at the Capes Foundation and the CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development).
Afterwards, the representatives of the UFRO went to meetings at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and the FAPERJ (Research Support Foundation of the State of Rio de Janeiro), which is an institution for the promotion of science, technology and innovation, and has shown positive results as collaborative partner ofthe UFRO. The emphasis of these encounters lied on the possibility to expand the field of work in agriculture, geography, education, food, phytopharmaceuticals, etc.
The activities will go on in the city of Porto Alegre from August 18th, mainly at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul with which we hope to extend our cooperation and the framework for action.
Sao Paulo will be the last destination of the UFRO delegation, at the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), a prestigious institution of higher education and one of the best universities in Latin America, with which we have a productive cooperation and an auspicious program of double degree for postgraduate students. The visit continues at the FAPESP and at the Universidade Federal de São Paulo.
Written by: Jassna Sepúlveda Beltrán