Here’s the beginning of another semester at PUCRS. We are sure that the second semester of 2019 will be very promising in terms of ​​study, research and extension. We have welcomed the new international students who have chosen PUCRS as a destination for academic mobility. We are also working on PUCRS-PrInt Institutional Project of Internationalization to promote the mobility of faculty and students in our graduate programs to further strengthen our international perspectives. Lastly, our Campus has sought to provide a number of activities for all audiences. Find out what’s new!
Office for International Cooperation
PUCRS opens doors to 46 international mobility students
46 international mobility students were given an official welcome at PUCRS at the Orientation Seminar. They come from the following countries: Germany, Austria, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Sweden.
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Registrations open for Social Volunteer Work for international students
In an effort to provide a complete and meaningful experience at PUCRS, a partnership between the Office of International Cooperation and the Pastoral and Solidarity Center, has launched the Social Volunteer Work for International Students.
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Research Opportunities for International Students
International students looking for professional experience in their academic areas can now enjoy different opportunities at PUCRS’ laboratories, groups and research centers. The Research Opportunities Program has been attracting students from all over the world.
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PUCRS students head to 25 partner universities
In second semester of 2019, 60 students will begin an academic mobility program in 9 different countries. Find out more about the universities where they will be going to.
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Adult Health in Focus
One of the projects that is embraced by PUCRS-PrInt, an institutional project that was awarded grants in support of Capes’ Institutional Program of Internationalization, Biopsychosocial Aspects Associated with an Individual’s Health in Adult Life, brings together faculty from different areas in connection with researchers from 22 institutions in the following countries: South Africa, Belgium, Canada, China, Spain, USA, Finland, Italy, United Kingdom and Switzerland.
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Social psychology and HIV discussed in Germany mission
The Professor of the School of Health Sciences and coordinator of the research group Prejudice, Vulnerability and Psychosocial Processes, Dr Angelo Brandelli Costa, went on a mission abroad under the PUCRS-PrInt to Universität Duisburg-Essen (Uni-Due).
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Tecna is home to Netflix productions
Two years after it opened its doors, Estúdio A, of the Center for Audiovisual Technologies of Rio Grande do Sul (Tecna), headquartered at PUCRS’ Science and Technology Park (Tecnopuc), is home to two Netflix productions: Necrópolis and Alce&Alice. Other productions include commercial and films.
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Indian scholar discusses international politics and global governance
From Aug 26-30, PUCRS will be opening its doors to Professor Dattesh Parulekar, from Goa University, in India. He has been invited by the Graduate Program in Philosophy and History to deliver the opening class Changing Contours and Shifting Trajectories in International Politics: Role of India, China and Latin America in the Global Governance, in an effort to understand its scope and depth.
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From traditional to digital: Heini Zachariassen’s entrepreneurial vision
Heini Zachariassen, founder of Vivino, the world’s most downloaded wine app, came to PUCRS to teach the course on Digital Mindset and Lean Canvas. The course is in the curriculum of the Certificate program in Digital Transformation and Future of Business, which is offered online.
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Visiting Professor of Université Laval takes part in School of Health Sciences activities
The Professor of the Université Laval, Canada, Dr Maximiliano Wilson came to PUCRS as a Visiting Professor under PUCRS-PrInt. During his stay at PUCRS, Dr Wilson is making a contribution to the projects developed by the Research Group Clinical and Educational Neuropsychology, his area of expertise.
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PUCRS, Sao Lucas Hospital and BraIns introduce social impact actions
Over the course of the year 2018, the extension actions promoted by the University, which include health care activities, volunteering sessions, training programs and cultural performances, reached out to more than 830,000 people. 5,700 students were awarded with the institution’s scholarship and financial aid programs in an effort to take advantage of the opportunities for a changing, sympathetic and entrepreneurial education.
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PUCRS’ Sports Park
PUCRS’ Sports Park is a modern complex for physical activities. Its construction mirrored international standards of quality and excellence, as it employed the most advanced construction techniques. Equipped for the practice of numerous sports, it offers excellent facilities in the multi-sport complex and the sports stadium. It serves the university community and the internal and external audiences, welcoming people of all ages. With a comprehensive infrastructure in terms of space, equipment and support services, the Sports Park hosts many national and international events.

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