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Brazilian universities have blackout of engineering professors

Brazilian Universities

FÁBIO TAKAHASHI One of the new federal universities in the country, UFABC (SP), waited for eight months to hire an engineering professor to teach aerodynamics. Earlier this month, a candidate applied for the job, which provides stability, a research laboratory and a starting salary of over US$ 3,500. “We were anxious. But the day before the test he called and ... Read More »

Opposition calls for silent strike in some Venezuelan universities

Venezuelan Universities

In Venezuela, violent clashes occurred between pro and anti government students in Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and other important autonomous universities as internal authorities are suspending their academic activities. Anti government students claim universities can’t open because military forces are committing repression against the students and the system of justice has not impeded or punished what they call violations ... Read More »

3 Colombia universities ranked among world’s top 500

Los Andes University

Three Colombian universities are ranked among the top 500 in the world, according to British education research firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In the World University Rankings released by QS, the private Los Andes University, the public National University, and the private Javeriana University occupied positions 274, 324 and 349 respectively. No Latin American university was listed in the top 100 ... Read More »

UK universities delegates visit Chile for closer education and scientific research links

Universities UK

High level delegates from twelve British universities visited Chile the week of 17 March to deepen their partnerships with the country, becoming the first large international education delegation to visit under the new Chilean government of President Michelle Bachelet. The delegation was headed by Professor Colin Grant, International Vice Rector of the University of Bath and member of the strategic ... Read More »

Venezuela’s university education mission reaches ten years, 695,000 Students

Bolivarian University of Venezuela

By Tamara Pearson Venezuela’s Mission Sucre has reached ten years of providing higher education to over 695,000 people, 379,000 of who have already graduated. The national government launched Mission Sucre in November 2003 in order to provide university education to those who previously didn’t have access to it. Many of its current students are people who have a low income ... Read More »

UA announces partnership with universities in Brazil

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona will be teaming up with Brazil this year as part of an international program aimed to boost cooperation with higher education institutions in the country. The International Academic Partnership Program, created by the Institute of International Education, helps facilitate partnerships between U.S. universities and higher education institutions in emerging countries – such as Brazil, India and ... Read More »

Brazil’s universities take affirmative action

Antonio Oliveira

By Julia Carneiro Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Oliveira was born into a poor, mixed race family in the state of Maranhao in north-east Brazil. As a teenager he had to balance his time between school and helping his parents harvest vegetables to sell at a farmer’s market, and doing other small jobs to scrape by. Until recently, he says the only prospects ... Read More »

Professors at Venezuela’s public universities on strike over wage dispute

Venezuela universities Strike

Academics at 13 of Venezuela’s public universities are striking over a wage dispute with the government.  Venezuela has a highly centralized education system. Although the country’s constitution extends the right of free education for all, funding is sparse. Education receives almost 12 percent of the country’s annual budget, although university professors earn on average one hundred dollars a month on their ... Read More »

Brazilian student talks about Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences

This academic year many Brazilian students crossed borders of their country to obtain new study experience in foreign universities. As a part of ‘Science Without Borders’ project, developed by the government of Brazil and coordinated by Nuffic, 21,000 of students spreaded around the world for a year, attending study programmes at universities in USA, Canada, Portugal, France, Germany, Australia, the ... Read More »

Edinburgh University opens office in Brazil

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is to open a new office in Brazil. The University’s Office of The Americas in Sao Paulo will aid collaboration between the institution and partners in education, business and government across Latin America. The Scottish university has a tradition of involvement in Brazil in energy, public health, economics and the preservation of delicate ecosystems. It is ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes