UNESCO Chair “Language Policies for Multilingualism”, headquartered at UFSC, holds second edition of International Seminar at the University of Macau

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The II International Seminar of the UNESCO Chair “Language Policies for Multilingualism” will take place on 25, 26 and 27 September 2019 in the Chinese-Portuguese Bilingual Teaching and Training Centre at the University of Macau, China. The theme of this year’s seminar is “Multilingualism in Greater China, Asia and beyond: Policies, Mobility and Transculturality“.

Headquartered at UFSC and coordinated by Professor Gilvan Müller de Oliveira, from the School of Communication and Arts (CCE), the Chair was established on 5 February 2018 and aims to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on global understanding for sustainability, as well as to facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.

In this year’s edition, the seminar aims to promote the dissemination of research and exchange of ideas around the following topics (not limited to): Language education; Language acquisition; Language policy; Languages in contact; Migration and mobility; Globalization and super-diversity; Multilingualism and multiculturalism; Transcultural relations; and Technology and linguistics inclusion.

For further information about the seminar, click here.


Specific Objectives: undertake research jointly with partners on the relationship between sustainable development and culture, linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism, and disseminate results widely notably through conferences, seminars and publications; contribute to the elaboration of policies concerning the preservation and development of multilingualism as a prerequisite for sustainable development at community and national levels; promote linguistic education and the preservation of linguistic diversity, bilingual and multilingual education, including online education, as well as social inclusion through language education; create a research network of universities, institutes and other relevant organizations, and promote joint research and training, visiting professors and the exchange of faculty, researchers and students; collaborate closely with UNESCO and existing UNESCO Chairs on relevant programs and activities.

For further information about the UNESCO Chair, click here.

IV AUGM Congress for University Outreach is accepting paper submissions

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The IV Congress for University Outreach of the Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM) will take place on 4, 5 and 6 November,  in Chile. With the theme “Universidades comprometidas com o futuro da América Latina” [Universities committed to the future of Latin America], the Congress is accepting paper submissions until 15 June 2019. The event is organized by four member universities of AUGM (Universidad de Playa Ancha, Universidad de Valparaíso, Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Universidad de Chile) and  aims to promote a space for understanding the current state of the region and the role of universities in face of the local challenges.


Lecture about exchange opportunities in France

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Last Tuesday (27 March), SINTER received a visit from a representative of Campus France Brasil – a French government agency responsible for promoting higher education – which gave a lecture at the School of Socio-Economic Sciences’ (CSE) auditorium. The presentation covered topics such as the admission application process, the advantages of the French higher education, scholarships available for foreign students, information about the exchange programs and the procedures for applying for a student visa.

If you want to know more about our French partner institutions, click here.

Campus France Brasil will be holding a lecture about exchange opportunities in France

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Resultado de imagem para campus franceOn 27 March, UFSC will receive a team from Campus France Brasil– a French government agency responsible for promoting higher education – which will give a lecture about study opportunities in France.

The presentation will cover topics such as the admission application process, the advantages of the French higher education, scholarships available for foreign students, information about the exchange programs and the procedures for applying for a student visa.

The event will take place at the School of Socio-Economic Sciences’ (CSE) auditorium, at 11 a.m., on 27 March (Tuesday).


Lecture on exchange opportunities at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)

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The Office of International Relations (SINTER) invites all the undergraduate students to a lecture about exchange possibilities at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy). The institution has a cooperation agreement with UFSC in all knowledge areas of common interest.

The event will be held on 26 March – 11 a.m. at the School of Socio-Economic Sciences’ (CSE) auditorium – and will be conducted in english by Prof. Glória Lupo Pasini, who, besides working at the institution  is also graduated from it.

Brazil’s stand at the 2016 EAIE Conference is among the most popular in the event

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The EAIE (European Association for International Education) Annual Conference is the second largest international education conference in the world. This year, it takes place in Liverpool, between 13 and 16 September.

Brazil’s stand has occupied the top positions among the most selected exhibitors in the conference application, a result of the efforts of the Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI), the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) in organizing and facilitating the country’s participation in the event.

UFSC Secretary for International Relations, Prof. Lincoln Fernandes, is representing the university in the event, while he strengthens partnerships and seeks new opportunities for the UFSC community.

Mujica at UFSC: “I’m in love with life”

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COY-Abertura-com-Mujica-Foto-Henrique-Almeida-20The senator and former President of Uruguay José Mujica ended his speech at the opening ceremony of the 11th Conference of the Latin American Youth on Climate Change ( COY11 ) with a very specific request: “Please, be no traitors to what is about to come”. And he went out , leaving in the air the weight of the words he spoke for about an hour and twenty minutes before the 1300 people who occupied all over the Garapuvu Auditorium on the evening of Thursday, November 26.