UFSC is represented in the 32nd European Association for International Education Conference and Exhibition


This year, the 32nd Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition gathered more than 6,300 university representatives from all over the world.

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) was represented at the 32nd Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference and Exhibition by the Secretary for International Relations, Prof. Luiz Carlos Pinheiro Machado Filho. The EAIE Conference, which took place between 13 and 16 September in Barcelona, Spain, is the largest and most important European event on higher education. In the event, European universities and several universities from other continents come together. The presence in the event has brought to UFSC international visibility in a privileged space to create a network, strengthen partnerships and establish cooperation agreements. UFSC participated together with 19 Brazilian universities in the stand of the Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI).

Throughout the conference, UFSC established contact with several institutions, such as: the Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa [Association of Portuguese Language Universities] (AULP), to receive students from Portuguese-speaking universities, especially from Africa; the new Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and INP, in France, to renew student mobility agreements and double-degree agreements; the University of Oulu, in Finland, for student mobility in the areas of Information, Technology and Electrical Engineering; the Universidad EIA in Medellin, Colombia, for discussion of a double-degree agreement in the area of Automotive Engineering; the  National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, which announced their annual festival; and the Universidad de Guadalajara, in Mexico, for a possible extension of cooperation agreements.

Brazilian institutions that were present in the event, at the FAUBAI stand.

During the conference, the Brazilian consul in Barcelona, Mr. Clemente Baena Soares, visited the FAUBAI stand to honor the Brazilian delegation. The delegation members reinforced to him the importance of MEC investing in the international visibility of the Brazilian universities. This year, there was no government support for the stand. UFSC had good visibility at the conference and remains a university highly sought-after by many international partners, as a result of the quality of the academic work of our university community.

UFSC student wins first edition of German-Brazilian EdTech Hackathon – Digital Education


Photo: EdTech Hackathon Release.

The undergraduate student in English Language and Literature  at UFSC, Vitor Pluceno Behnck, was part of the award-winning team of the first edition of German-Brazilian EdTech Hackathon – Digital Education, which took place between 22 and 24 August at the Goethe-Institut, in Sao Paulo. The event gathered  German mentors and organizers with skilled hackers from all over Brazil.

The project created by the team is called Tech_Ia and proposes the development of an application for teaching music in an accessible manner. In addition to Behnck, the team was composed by professors and students from several institutions: Igor Borges, from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas; Priscilla Prueter, from the Universidade Federal do Paraná; Johanna Kirchner, from the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná; Alice Xavier, from the Universidade Federal de Itajubá; and Igor Niemeyer, from the Universidade Federal de Lavras.

“Tech_Ia is an educational solution to introduce music education, especially for children. It is a project of a website that has challenges and teaches you the basics of music notation and rhythm, step by step. In addition, there is the possibility of using a low-cost keyboard that we developed”, explains Behnck.

The event aimed to promote debate on news and experiences with digital transformation in teaching at universities and schools. It was organized by the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), by the start-up re:edu, by the Society for Academic Study Preparation and Test Development (g.a.s.t.), by the Technische Universität München (TUM), Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), and by the Goethe-Institut São Paulo, in addition to the collaboration of the German Center for Research and Innovation in São Paulo (DWIH-SP).

The 29 participants proposed technological solutions to current challenges in digital education. During three days, they carried out activities such as workshops, lectures, pizza dinner, hacking sections, project pitching sections, evaluation by the jury, and an award winning ceremony on the last day of the event.  The winners received a certificate and an invitation to participate in the German-Brazilian Innovation and Sustainability Congress, organized by the German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which will be held on 29 and 30 September, in São Paulo.

According to Behnck, the Hackathon was an enriching experience. “I was able to see my field of study intersecting with several others, which was very important for me since I am enrolled in the last semester of the program. I recommend everyone to follow SINTER’s website and social media to get to know the opportunities beyond the university walls, which was what I did”, he affirms.

Click here to go to the UFSC International Opportunities page.



SINTER holds welcome session for international students


The Office of International Relations (SINTER) held a Welcome Session, on 22 August, for international students arriving at UFSC for the second semester of 2022. The session took place at the Rectorate Building Auditorium, on the Trindade Campus, in Florianópolis. The event aimed to broaden the reception to the entire international student community at UFSC. Thus, in addition to the exchange students, the event was also targeted at all degree-seeking international students on campus.

From left to right: Prof. Dilceane Carraro, Prof. Irineu Manoel de Souza, Prof. Joana Célia dos Passos and Fernanda Leal.

UFSC community gathered at the Rectorate Building Auditorium to welcome international students.









University of Birmingham promotes event in partnership with UFSC


UoB-UFSC Poster PAUL-MARIA ESTERThe University of Birmingham (UoB) and UFSC promote a series of lectures to discuss topics in the area of Language and Literary Studies.

The first event includes a lecture by UoB and another by UFSC, focusing on the theme of academic literacy. It will be held online on 30 November, at 10 am Brasília time.

The lecture “Advanced academic literacy skills in the context of UK Higher Education: writing with authority” will be given by Dr. Paul Thompson of UoB. PhD Dr. Maria Ester W. Moritz, from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at UFSC, presents the topic “An exploration of research on academic literacies in higher education in the Latin America context”. The moderators will be UFSC professors Gisele Orgado and Rosane Silveira.

Anyone interested can apply and find more information here.


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


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


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.