The Center of Internationalization of Education Brazil-Australia, fruit of the joint efforts between PUCRS and the Embassy of Australia in Brazil, aims to become a hub for the internationalization of education for Latin America.

Located at the School of Humanities, the Center aims to promote the development of research on internationalization of education and cooperation activities in education. Additionally, it aims to foster collaboration agreements between PUCRS and educational institutions in Australia, development agencies, technology parks and researchers.

The Center aims to:

  • Contribute to the improvement of research and educational activities between Brazil and Australia;
  • Develop expertise and share world-class practices in education;
  • Consolidate research networks involving Brazil and Australia;
  • Promote intercultural education and academic exchanges;
  • Become a reference hub in the internationalization of education for Latin America.

Internationalization of Education in Latin America

Working in partnership with the Centre of Internationalization of Education Brazil-Australia, Curtin University, and La Trobe University Australia, we aim to establish and nurture a Latin-American network and virtual community of practitioners, experts, and champions in internationalising the curriculum home.



  • Methodologies
  • Training
  • Assessment
  • Joint research
  • Transnational education
  • Academic Mobility
  • Academic Cooperation


  • Higher education governance and management models
  • Legal frameworks (guidelines, regulations)
  • Internationalization Criteria
  • Evaluation of the internationalization process
  • International comparative references
  • Public funding and government incentives


Virtual book launching: Internationalization of Higher Education - reflections and practices from Brazil and Australia


Nov 22, 2021 from 7pm to 8:30pm (Brasilia time)

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About the event

The book is fruit of a collaborative project involving faculty, researchers and professionals committed to improving the quality of higher education. It brings together relevant discussions on topics related to internationalization of higher education, methodologies for learning and teaching, institutional practices and benchmarks, as well as public policies. The event will go over the three sessions the book addresses:

1st session: Methodologies and Pedagogical Approaches
Speakers: Dr. Betty Leask, Dr. Marilia Morosini, Dr. Craig Whitsed
Mediator: Dr. Bernardo Bueno

2nd session: Institutional Practices and Management Benchmarks
Speakers: Dr. José Celso Freire, Br. Manuir Mentges and Dr. Robert Mason
Mediator: Dr. Luciane Stallivieri

3rd session: Analysis and Debates on Educational Public Policies
Speakers: Dr. Paulo Nascimento, Dr. Connie McManus, Dr. Robert Verhine
Mediator: Dr. Cristina Elsner

Simultaneous interpreting in Portuguese, English and Spanish will be provided.

1º Latin American Symposium on Opportunities and Challenges for Internationalizing the Curriculum at home - IoC LATAM


Nov 24, 2021 from 7pm to 8:15pm (Brasilia time)

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About the event

The panel will be dedicated to analyse countries’ processes in internationalizing the curriculum, bringing cases from Asia, Latin America and Australia. The purpose is to discuss common challenges and share lessons learnt from the implementation process, addressing issues like quality assurance at institutional level, student experience and employability.


Dr. Ly Tran

Deakin University, Australia 

Dr. Maria Verônica Seminario

American University Organization (OUI), Equator

Dr. Gerardo Blanco

Boston College, USA

Simultaneous interpreting in Portuguese, English and Spanish will be provided.

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