UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 04 DECEMBER
A top team of Brazilian delegates has visited Birmingham City University in a bid to see how the shape of UK higher education could influence reforms in Brazil.
The 13-strong group were representing universities from across Brazil as part of a visit endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and the UK’s Brazilian Embassy, with the aim of shaping higher education reform in the South American country.
During the visit, the consortium was shown the University’s facilities and discussed how it works with other organisations and institutions to create new projects, supporting government policy and boosting international partnerships.
Birmingham City University will now join up the group to explore a range of new collaborations which will see the institution lead on the new partnership which connects the consortium with the UK.
Professor Julian Beer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Birmingham City University, said: “Working with international partners is a key element to the work we do as higher education institutions and can help enrich everything from our teaching and research to our business support.
Aboubakr Fathalla, Head of Operations and International Partnerships at Birmingham City University, said: “We were delighted to welcome the Brazilian consortium to Birmingham City University to discuss how UK higher education practices might help shape the future of Brazil’s reforms.
“Sharing the knowledge and experience that we have from different sides of the world is a significant step in all education providers finding new ways of working and ultimately improving the service we provide.
“It is also great that we will now be working alongside the seven institutions to look at new opportunities for us to collaborate on new initiatives in the coming years.”