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ULg is a partner in the University of the Greater Region European project, the aim of which is to promote cross-border and regional exchanges, training, research, openness, and governance leading to the creation of a common space of higher education and research. Cofinanced by INTERREG IV A funding, this collaboration seeks to enhance the attractiveness of the region as well as harmonize operational procedures through knowledge of languages and intercultural exchanges. Optimizing partnerships within the Greater Region will promote the creation of perennial structures of excellence beneficial for the future.
ULg's particular mission is to coordinate the UGR's international strategy so that it become a "virtual" university both European and international in scope while remaining grounded in a particular regional context.
ULg's collaboration with Brazilian universities :
ULg engages in numerous collaborations with important universities and research centres (Sao Paulo, Campinas, Bahia, etc.). A far from exhaustive list would include :
The special relationships forged between ULg and Brazilian universities in the research field have led to the creation of joint programmes
All these collaborations respond to demands from Brazilian universities. Whether they be in the field of research or learning, they make possible regular student and research exchanges in ULg's fields of expertise: biotechnology, veterinary sciences, engineering and environmental sciences, and European affairs. The intergovernmental agreements (WBI-CAPES, FNRS-CNPq) organize and facilitate these mutually beneficial scientific exchanges.
Student exchanges also exist within the framework of master's programmes in management science and political science, the former with the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais at Belo Horizonte and the l'Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP) and the latter with the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás.
Science without Borders
The University of Liège takes part to the programme « Science without Borders », giving the opportunity to the professors of the Institution to welcome Brazilian grant holders in their Faculty.
This 3 years programme will give a mobility opportunity to 75.000 high level Brazilian grant holders till 2014. It is managed by the CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior) and the CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico).
More Information about "Science without Borders"
Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window
The University of Liege and Brazil (2007-2009) are partners in the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window ISAC project. This consortium aims to foster student exchanges with Brazilian partners whereby students receive a European exchange grant.
In 2009, ULg requested that the same type of plan be instituted in consortia operative in the Brazil-Uruguay space and Paraguay. A second ISAC consortium project for the Brazilian zone will be presented before the European Commission in 2011.
For more information on the ISAC programme see : http://www.uc.pt/en/driic/isac
Finally, Ulg is an active member of the Santander network, which has signed a framework agreement with the FAUBAI, bringing together 180 leading Brazilian universities.
Vietnam boasts high-quality universities with which the University of Liege has set up privileged collaborations drawing on the strengths of each partner.
ULg implements concurrent training modules that are applicable to a Vietnamese degree. This is the case for the Master's in biotechnology at the Vietnam National University at Hanoi, the Master's in naval construction at the University of Haiphong, and the Master's in logistics at the University of Danang. The same type of project was implemented in 2009 at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry, this time for a joint programme in environment.
The organization of these joint programmes meets local objectives in continuing education and management training and facilitates access to the joint doctorate. Certain programmes receive the support either of the French-speaking Community of Belgium or the federal government.
In addition, collaboration agreements allow Vietnamese students access to the Master's in civil engineering at ULg. This specific partnership has been set up with the Polytechnical University of Hanoi, the Polytechnical University of Ho Cho Minh City, and the Civil Engineering University of Hanoi.
ULg grants excellence awards to Vietnamese students every year. ULg students are also able to participate in exchanges in Vietnam. The university sends sixty or so students per year particularly in the sciences or medicine. These master's placements offer our students the unique opportunity to place their training in a new context (see also Development cooperation: exchanges in developing countries as part of the University Commission for Development programme and Alice Seghers study grants.
Finally, a certain number of target collaborations receive the support of Belgian federal and community cooperation programmes.
Each of these collaborations enables Vietnamese exchangees and doctoral students to complete their training and to specialize in rapidly growing fields while benefitting from the expertise of each partner.
Contact(s) : International Office