The Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is committed to academic excellence as well as to the production and dissemination of knowledge and innovation in all of their dimensions as a means to foster people’s comprehensive development. In order to make that a reality, PUCRS has plans to become a world-class research university, oriented to a global culture, and which conceives of internationalization in all realms of university life.
PUCRS’ Plan of Internationalization, which mirrors the Mission of the Institution, calls for the commitment of the university towards scientific, social, economic, environmental and cultural development of both Brazilians and international citizens. It is a continuous and systematic process of actions that seeks to contribute to academic excellence anchored in high-quality teaching, research and extension as well as the relevance of innovation.
Internationalization must permeate the several academic and professional activities for the dissemination of knowledge under a global, intercultural and interdisciplinary perspective. Internationalization is characterized by the university’s open attitude to contemporary challenges and to the creation and consolidation of synergies, which develops a facilitating environment for cultural exchanges and different worldviews.