FAUBAI 2015 Conference, the most important international education conference in Brazil, will be taking place in the city of Cuiabá, Brazil, between 25-29 April 2015, offering a unique opportunity for participants to meet partners and to deepen their inter-institutional connections.
Hungary was the first Central European country to join the Science Without Borders (SWB) programme in 2012. As a result, the offer of Hungarian higher education institutions was published along with the ones made by universities of the largest countries (USA, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland). The programme, supported by the Brazilian government, provides scholarship opportunities for 100.000 Brazilian BSc and PhD students in the fields of natural sciences, engineering, medical sciences and IT, to study at foreign universities for one year in the 2012-2015 period. Under the auspices of the programme, nearly 2000 scholarships have been awarded to Brazilian students to study in Hungary since July 2013. In the 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years Brazilian students have been attending courses in 18 Hungarian higher education institutions, mainly in the fields of engineering, technical-natural and medical sciences.
FAUBAI 2015 Conference is an annual meeting for the heads of international affairs of Brazilian universities, attended also by representatives from countries involved in the SWB scholarship programme. Besides the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and the Balassi Institute Campus Hungary Programme Office, the following Hungarian institutions will be participating in this year’s conference:
• University of Applied Sciences, Budapest
• Budapest University of Technology and Economics
• Eötvös József College
• Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences
• University of Debrecen
• College of Dunaújváros
• Kaposvár University
• University of Pécs
• University of Szeged
• Szent István University
Before the conference, as part of the official programme, members of the Hungarian delegation will also visit certain Brazilian higher education institutions, such as Pontifícia Universidade Católica des Minas Gerais and Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, where they will be welcomed by Professor Míriam Jorge, Vice Dean of International Relations.
The conference will offer a unique opportunity for representatives of Hungarian higher education institutions to explore how to make the most of the SWB scholarship programme, to discuss the possibility of establishing partnerships after the programme, and to deepen their institutional relations.