Activities for international students, international research and the opening of Living 360º are some of the recent highlights of our University. Check them out!

Office for International Cooperation


International students pay visit to PUCRS' Science and Technology Museum

International students and their university buddies enjoyed an afternoon filled with interactive activities and experiments at the PUCRS' Science and Technology Museum (MCT). The visit is another action in support of the calendar of activities for our international students.

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PUCRS' graduate student to join 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Kiyo Costa Higuchi, from the Graduate Program in Engineering and Materials Technology, will be representing PUCRS in one of the most important academic events on the planet: the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2019, in Germany. The event congregates from 30 to 40 Nobel Prize winners. In the 2019 edition, the event will be devoted to Physics.

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Business School students visit the Silicon Valley

Business School students took part in an international program at the Silicon Valley during the summer break. In February, they went on a two-week immersion program on business management to San Francisco, California (USA). The program featured workshops and visits to companies such as Apple and Google.

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PUCRS takes part in international project on smart and sustainable cities

In an effort to building governance capacities for smart and sustainable cities, PUCRS has joined the project Strengthening Governance Capacity for Smart Sustainable Cities, CAP4CITY, sponsored by Erasmus+ Capacity Building, along with 11 other partner institutions from 7 countries.

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Extinguishing fear memories by changes to DNA may now be possible

A study developed by the Brain Institute of the University of Queensland, Australia, in collaboration with researchers from the School of Medicine of PUCRS and Brain Institute of RS, has shown that it may now be possible. The findings were published in the world's most important neuroscience journal, Nature Neuroscience, in February.

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New Fulbright ETAs to begin activities at School of Humanities

For the second year in a row, PUCRS is being home to three US students that are set to start working at the School of Humanities. The visitors were awarded the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grant for institutional projects. The program is a cooperative initiative that involves Capes and the United States Cultural Exchange Program (Fulbright).

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PUCRS opens its doors to the first PUCRS-PrInt Visiting Professor

April has seen the beginning of activities of the first visiting faculty under the Institutional Project of Internationalization (PUCRS-PrInt). Fernando Pedone, from University of Lugano, Switzerland, was the first professor to take part in the program, as he taught courses and delivered lectures in the Graduate Program in Computer Science. Other international faculty and researchers are expected to come to PUCRS in 2019, in support of the project.

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German professors discuss populism and democracy

Jan-Werner Müller, Political Science Professor at Princeton University (USA), and political scientist Wolfgang Merkel, from WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Humboldt-University Berlin, delivered the session Populism as a challenge for democracy. The event was promoted by the Center for European and German Studies (CDEA).

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Representatives of US universities find out more about PUCRS at Living 360°

PUCRS opened its doors to representatives of nine American universities for an event promoted by the Office for International Cooperation at Living 360º on Apr 2. The US universities were invited to come to PUCRS through the EducationUSA, a service that has been housed at the University since 2018.

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Ranking features PUCRS in #1 position in teaching and research

Once again, PUCRS has earned the #1 position in the areas of Teaching and Research in the Campeãs da Inovação, a ranking promoted by Grupo Amanhã. The list includes the 50th most innovative companies of Brazil, in 28 economy sectors in three specific segments: Research / Teaching, Small and Medium-Sized Companies (PMEs) and Public Companies.

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Living 360º

A unique area on Campus designed for students to have moments of relaxation, have their meals, play games, enjoy services and conveniences and study both individually and in groups. This is Living 360°. It is an area that materializes an idea of education in that students will take their own paths as they play a leading role in their own learning and choose what they want to learn. The new structure is a unique place for students to integrate, share and live in every sense of the words, as they advance the curiosity, interaction and engagement. It has been developed in support of the movement PUCRS 360°, which bring a number of changes at the University, including the academic programs and physical facilities around campus.

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