Visit by Brazilian Delegation to USJ
The USJ received the Education Ministry Delegation from Bazil on 16th November
On November 16th, 2018, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) received a delegation from Brazil, on the Ilha Verde Campus, to explore partnership, mobility and cotutelle opportunities for students and professors, as well as opportunities for collaboration with USJ’s Institute of Science and Environment. The delegation was received by USJ’s Fall International Exchange students from Brazil and ended with a brief tour of the campus, including a visit to some of the student accommodation in the Residential Hall, before refreshments were served at the canteen.
The delegation was constituted by Dr Geraldo Sobrinho, Director of Programmes and Scholarships of CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Ensino Superior), a Foundation within the Ministry of Education in Brazil whose central purpose is to coordinate efforts to improve the quality of Brazil’s faculty and staff in higher education through grant programmes and representatives from ten universities of Brazil: Universidade Federal de Roraima, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Universidade Federal do Pará, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Universidade Federal do ABC, Universidade de Brasília, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre.
USJ was represented by the Rector, Professor Father Peter Stilwell, the Registrar and acting Dean of the School of Business, Professor Jenny Lao-Phillips, the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Alan Baxter, the Dean of the School of Education, Professor Ana Correia, the Dean of the Institute of Science and Technology, Professor David Gonçalves, the Coordinator for the Department of Social Work of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Ning Tang, the Coordinator for the Center for Social and Legal Studies of the School of Business, Professor Ansoumane Douty Diakite, and the Director of the Public and International Relations Office, Mrs Ana Paula Mota.