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About us

International Cooperation Office (ECI) 

 

 About

The International Cooperation Office (ECI) of the State University of Maringá (UEM) is directly connected to the Administration Office.

 

 Mission

ECI promotes internationalization opportunities at UEM in the fields of research, teaching, and extension. The office intermediates international agreements between UEM and foreign institutions through technical and scientific cooperation, through professor and student's mobility to meet the needs of programs and projects of mutual interest, and by aiming at attending the community's needs, and diffusion of opportunities. The office also aims at improving the conditions for internationalization through the submission of specific projects and promotes campus internationalization by creating and developing legislation, promoting diagnosis of current internationalization status, gathering data, supporting actions for language education and use in the institution, among other activities.

 

 Activities

ECI develops activities exclusively for UEM's academic community, through the contacts and procedure to establish agreements with foreign institutions of higher education. It also manages and mediates the process of international student's mobility, and national institution's mobility elaborates and submits projects for the eliciting of resources directed to internationalization. ECI supports and contributes to the capability of the institution's community in the foreign language and the debunking of the usage of other languages in the institution. ECI also promotes international opportunities and exchange programs for interns, undergraduate courses, academic mobility during undergraduate, and postgraduate courses.

 

 Internacionalization

The internalization of higher education has been improving all over the world, and UEM is part of this process.

UEM has partnerships with universities located in more than 20 countries from all continents and continually invests on the identification of new possible partnerships with universities and research institutions from other countries, according to the relationship established between the university’s professors and technicians and its partners-to-be.

These partnerships allow not only academic mobility for professors and students but also co oriented research projects, providing quantitative results, which are of extreme importance to the institution’s development.

Once every semester, UEM publishes a mobility notice providing students with the opportunity of completing part of their courses at foreign universities. Some of the programs are:  Marca, Doctoral Exchange Program (PDSE), BRAFITEC, BRAFAGRI, PDV, HUMBOLT, NUFIC, and Programa de EstágioSênior no Exterior, all of which are offered by CAPES. Through them, the university sends undergraduates, post-graduates, and professors to other countries, establishing partnerships and promoting the exchange of ideas. Other participants are Programa de Estudantes - Convênio de Graduação (PEC-G), Ministério de Relações Exteriores, and Ministério da Educação.

However, even with the programs currently offered, many university members search for mobility programs without university mediation, which indicates a need for better administration of the programs offered and, also, the growth perspectives of internationalization at UEM.

We are also focusing efforts on students and professors from several countries, by offering a Portuguese Course for Foreigners, courses ministered in other languages, and support for courses in foreign language through the UEM Language Institute - ILG/UEM (Instituto de Línguas da UEM/), the Language without Borders program - Isf/ MEC (IdiomassemFronteiras), Paraná Speaks English (Paraná FalaInglês) from Secretaria de Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior do Estado do Paraná - PFI/SETI PR, and the UEM Integration Program  - PROINTE/UEM. All these activities are part of the institution’s demand for Internationalization, for Languages and for Immigrants and refugees from UEM that are in a vulnerable situation.

 

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ESCRITÓRIO DE COOPERAÇÃO INTERNACIONAL

 

Avenida Colombo, 5790, Bloco 123, Jd. Universitátio, CEP 87020-900, Maringá, Paraná, BraSil.

Telefone: +55 44 3011 4238

E-mail: sec-eci@uem.br

 

Working Hours

 General Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 7:40AM to 12PM and from 1:30PM to 5:30PM.

Mobility Working Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 8:00AM to 12:00PM.

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