Brazil is not only the largest country in Latin America, some of its universities also rank highest
in the subcontinent’s university rankings. Exactly a year ago, in April 2014, the State Secretariat
for Education, Research and Innovation decided to position the sixth – and first Latin American –
swissnex office in Rio de Janeiro, with a satellite office in São Paulo, Brazil.
On 20 April, swissnex Brazil CEO Gioia Deucher and her colleague Mayra Castro, who heads
the São Paulo office, will share their insights and present an overview of the country’s higher
education system, collaboration opportunities and related challenges.
ETH Zurich and swissnex Brazil kindly invite representatives of international and mobility offices,
as well as alumni coordinators and other interested parties to join the presentation, followed by
an informal exchange over an apéro.
Date: Monday, 20 April 2015
Time: 16:15 – 18:15
Location: ETH Zurich, LEE E 101
(Leonhardstrasse 21, 8092 Zürich, the room E 101 is to the left side of the
16:15-16:20 Welcome by Rahel Byland, ETH Global
16:20-16:55 Presentation by Gioia Deucher and Mayra Castro
Overview of Brazil’s higher education landscape
Funding opportunities for / with Brazil
Opportunities and instruments for collaboration
How swissnex Brazil can support you
16:55-17:15 Testimonials from individuals / institutions experienced in collaborating
with Brazilian partners
17:30-18:15 Networking Apéro
Please RSVP by 13 April to Rahel Byland: firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the
number of participants from your institution
We encourage you to send specific concerns, areas of interest or questions you would
like to be addressed until April 13 to email@example.com.