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The British Council launched on 17 June 2019 the fourth edition of its Capacity Building and Internationalisation for Higher Educartion Call - Universities for the World Programme.

Resulting from joint work and consultation with several UK and Brazilian stakeholders (DIT, UUKi, Capes, Abruem, Faubai, Confap, amongst others), the objective of the programme is to strengthen the skills and capabilities for internationalisation within Brazilian universities, building on UK higher education institutions' (HEIs) expertise and experience in the field and to strengthen UK-BR partnerships through knowledge sharing. The funding aims to strengthen UK-BR partnerships while assisting Brazilian HEIs in operationalising the implementation of their Capes PrInt approved internationalisation plans.

Expected outcomes include: tools to monitor and support the implementation of internationalisation plans; knowledge and practice exchanges between British and Brazilian universities around the operationalisation and quality assurance of internationalisation plans; and stronger ties and partnerships between the institutions, continuing joint work on internationalisation. 

The overall aim of the call is to support effective implementation of internationalisation plans, develop shared knowledge indicators and standards of evaluation and plans, according to their established objectives and to inform and support national policies on future monitoring and measurement of the impacts of internationalisation schemes. The joint work between UK and Brazilian HEIs shall reflect a clear alignment and interest between institutions, which could lead to stronger formal agreements and partnerships in the future. An understanding of the local context and the actions to respond to institutional arrangements and regulations in partner countries, as well as the possibility of funding streams of activity to deliver the project, will add value to the presented proposals. 

This call required joint submission of proposals with leading PIs from Brazil and the UK, and it was open for submissions from 17 June to 31 July 2019. Please read the supporting documents on the download area below for more details.

Selected projects

Project Universities
Building Quality Assurance into Postgraduate Studies: Geosciences as a Case Study University of Portsmouth
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP)
Analysis of the contribution of the internationalisation process to research quality and impact: collaboration between FGV and the University of Warwick using the CAPES PRInt FGV case study

University of Warwick
Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)

INPAQ - Internationalisation plans: Ensuring a quality implementation with impact on student experience and research output King's College London
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR)
Ulster and Parana Universities for Innovation and Digital Links: cultural entrepreneurship, internationalization of knowledge and regional development Ulster University, Northern Ireland
Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
Universidade Estadual do Norte do Paraná (UENP)
Capacity building through e-learning University of Southampton
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
Internationalising Researcher Engagement Univeristy of Birmingham
Universidade de Campinas (Unicamp)
Shaping global urban environments for today and tomorrow: Internationalisation of researcher development and doctoral provision in strategic Social Sciences research areas through a Brazil/UK collaboration Coventry University
Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES)