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Our partnership with Unicamp

Ariel photograph of Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Universidade Estadual de Campinas.

Our strategic partnership with one of Brazil’s leading universities helps to create research and educational opportunities for staff and students.

The Universidade Estadual de Campinas, commonly known as Unicamp, was established in 1966 and is one of Latin America’s leading research intensive universities and a major powerhouse of Brazil’s science and innovation. Based in the São Paulo state region, it has affiliate campuses in both Limeira and Paulínia.

Through establishing this Strategic Partnership, we have set-up a staff mobility fund to support research collaborations between our two institutions in all subject areas. We will also explore opportunities for undergraduate exchange in the form of short-term Summer Schools and the development of collaborative PhD programmes across all disciplines.

Brazil is a region of strategic importance, and we want to develop partnerships and relationships that lead to more collaborative research in areas of strength as well as broader mutually beneficial academic exchange.

Professor Colin Riordan Cardiff University

This partnership builds on long-standing academics links between Cardiff University and Unicamp, formalised first in 2015 through a Memorandum of Understanding.The Memorandum gave rise to a series of research focussed visits, bringing some 100 staff across the two institutions in contact with each other, and further growth in joint publications, notably in computer science, dentistry, geosciences, electrical engineering and chemistry.

It is anticipated that the signing of the Strategic Partnership Agreement in December 2018 will strengthen and deepen the relationship. The Strategic Partnership aims to further utilise internal seed corn funding as well as external funding sources to develop long-term research collaborations, support student and staff mobility schemes and establish a framework for the development of collaborative PhD programmes.

If you are interested in finding out more about our international activities, or forming a partnership with us, please contact the International Office.

International Office