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Strategies for building UK-Brazil links through effective internationalisation – The University of Birmingham

Collaboration between UK-Brazil academics has increased since funding bodies from both countries started to offer funding to cover not only mobility but also research projects and scientific workshops. However, the long-term collaboration is still a challenge for many academics regardless the country. The most common obstacles faced by the academics include culture; trust; no previous contact; funding to keep the collaboration; student mobility; research consumables; industrial engagement; time management; and a lack of the support from the Brazilian University to their researchers.

There is no doubt that international partnerships are a way to enhance research impact and extend global reach, and the desire to collaborate for mutual benefit is of increasing importance to the University of Birmimngham (UoB), and Brazilian institutions. This session will explore how the UoB in the United Kingdom has sought to develop partnerships with Brazilian institutions, based on academic-academic support, strategies to build long-term links and promotion of stories of success. The session will outline the mechanisms that the University of Birmingham has developed to promote genuine collaboration with Brazilian partners, including the UoB Brazil Team structure, UoB visits to Brazil, funding opportunities and best practice within the recruitment sector; all of which help to highlight the University of Birmingham as both a research and study destination.

Author(s):

Flavia Rodrigues    
The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

Richard Brunt    
The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

Carl Adaway    
The University of Birmingham
United Kingdom

 

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