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Cooperation Stenden University - IFCE, Instituto Federal do CearĂ¡

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Cooperation Stenden University - IFCE, Instituto Federal do CearĂ¡

Visits of the Faubai conference in the past resulted in a cooperation agreement between the Stenden University and IFCE in Fortaleza. This cooperation describes the collaboration in the field of sustainable plastics, informatics and hotel management. A new field are the so called Living Labs in the area of the biobased economy and the circular economy. The possibilities of cooperation in that area will be discussed.

Cooperation Stenden-IFCE
Oil recourses will exhaust in the coming decades and this will have a large impact for energy supplies and also for the production of plastics. Biobased materials are the new alternative for oil based plastics. Stenden is specialized in the applied research on the new so called biopolymers. Brazil is the best partner to cooperate in this type of research, because it has a lot of natural resources and it can offer new opportunities for economic growth in a sustainable way. We will present the possibilities in this area for student exchange, professor exchange and cooperation with Brazilian companies on research projects.
Stenden University has a lot of expertise in the field of Informatics especially Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures courses which prepares candidates for the CEH exam offered by Stenden. The course focuses on hacking techniques and technology from an offensive perspective. The advanced security course is regularly updated to reflect latest developments in the domain, including new hacking techniques, exploits, automated programs as well as defensive recommendations as outlined by experts in the field.

International Hospitality Management
Stenden University has a lot of experience in hotel management. The university exploits a 4 star hotel which is managed by students. Stenden wants to share the expertise in the field of learning companies with IFCE. IFCE also started a learning company in a hotel just outside Fortaleza.

Cooperation Stenden University-Living Labs Brazil

Living lab consortiums consists of universities, companies and governments from Brazil and The Netherlands. The purpose of Living Labs is to further internationalize higher education in both countries. Living Lab wants to contribute to this changing human capital agenda by to improve student and professor mobility, stimulate innovation developments through joint education and applied research programs and developing other projects. All this with a focus on the biobased economy in the Netherlands and in Brazil.Nuffic Neso Brasil and Stenden, together with other institutes are exploring the possibilities for new activities.


Rudy Folkersma    
Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Jan Jager    
Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Rene Laan    
Stenden University of Applied Sciences


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