International Relations

Internationalization is the means through which we can improve the quality of the university. It permeates the university in its entirety, as it is present in several connections and opportunities, in order to promote a global perspective, diversity, international experience and intercultural competence to its community.


Office for International Cooperation

The International Cooperation Office, directly linked to the Vice-Rector’s Office of PUCRS, has the mission to prospect, coordinate, administer, and disseminate international cooperation processes, based on the mission, values, and potential for academic, economic, social, and cultural growth of the university. It supports and explores strategic partnerships and organizes visits and events jointly with international partners, aiming to increase the availability of academic-professional opportunities. It assists the PUCRS community in sharing its academic excellence and social commitment with the world, strengthening cooperation and interaction with Higher Education Institutions in Brazil and abroad.

It represents the institution in various Associations and Groups, including the Forum of Brazilian Universities’ International Affairs Advisors (FAUBAI), the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and Columbus (Association of universities from Europe and Latin America). It organizes and maintains an updated database with information on cooperation with foreign and national partner institutions. It coordinates visits to other institutions with the aim of exchanging experiences and best practices.

The office opens its doors to visitors who wish to know PUCRS, connecting them with qualified sectors and managers for their cooperation interests, as it believes in the importance of developing strategic actions in teaching, research, and extension aimed at strengthening the institution’s internationalization through collaborative relationships with excellent foreign institutions. Additionally, the Academic Mobility sector plays a role in welcoming international students and bringing internationalization actions closer to PUCRS undergraduate students, promoting opportunities at both local and global levels to strengthen the academic-professional experience in the university environment.

Office for International Cooperation

Av. Ipiranga 6681
Porto Alegre/RS - CEP 90619-900
Phone: +55 51 3320-3660