Minister O’Sullivan concludes education and trade mission to Brazil

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan has today concluded a six day trade and education mission to the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, São Paulo and Campinas. During this mission, the Brazilian government confirmed that it has awarded scholarships to 1,077 students to study in Ireland this year under the Science Without Borders programme …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 20 March]

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Yeats Scholarship Launched by UL on St Patrick’s Day

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has established a WB Yeats Scholarship with the University of São Paulo in Brazil (USP) as the latest initiative of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two intuitions in 2012 during the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Sao Paulo …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 17 March]

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Minister O’Sullivan begins education mission to Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on March 13th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, has today begun a visit to Brazil. The country is the world’s fifth largest in terms of population, and is a foremost priority in the context of the Government’s trade strategy …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 13 March]

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A second home: the Brazilian influx to Irish universities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 3rd, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Despite the offer of a scholarship in Spain worth twice as much as one from Ireland, when it came to deciding where to do her doctoral research, Brazilian Sheila Castilho M de Sousa had no doubts about where to go …” (more, video)

[Tom Hennigan, Irish Times, 3 March]

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WIT expands university partnership in Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on January 28th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“During the Enterprise Ireland led education mission late last year, Brazil announced that it is more than doubling the number of undergraduate scholarships to Ireland this year …” (more)

[Munster Express, 28 January]

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Europe approaches Brazil for closer collaboration

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 3rd, 2013 by steve

EU“For the European Union, cooperation with Brazil is not quite the same as cooperation with developing and transition countries has been in past decades. Brazil is a rapidly developing economy with seven million higher education students …” (more)

[Ard Jongsma, University World News, 1 November]

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WIT further expands its academic and research links in Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on November 1st, 2013 by steve

“Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) this week announced a further expansion of its academic and research links in Brazil …” (more)

[Waterford Today, 30 October]

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Irish companies and Higher Education Institutions forge business alliances on Enterprise Ireland education and trade mission to Brazil

Posted in Governance and administration on October 28th, 2013 by steve

“Irish companies and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have announced a number of significant strategic alliances across a range of sectors, as part of this week’s Enterprise Ireland education and trade mission to Brazil …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 28 October]

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New drive to attract Brazilian students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 18th, 2013 by steve

“Colleges are launching a major new drive to attract fee-paying Brazilian students to Ireland. About 1,200 are taking up places in Irish institutes of technology and universities this year in a deal worth €25m to colleges and the economy …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 18 October]

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Brazilian twist for Irish colleges

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 15th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland’s universities and institutes of technology are about to get a huge burst of Brazilian culture, with more than 1,000 science and engineering students hitting campuses this autumn and a further 3,000 expected over the next four years …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 15 October]

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Brazil students on the ball with UCC scholarships

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 9th, 2013 by steve

“Meet the boys and girls from Brazil who have begun a year’s study at University College Cork as part of the world’s largest scholarship scheme. And some of them have already signed up to UCC’s soccer squad which is sure to strike fear into the hearts of other university teams around the country …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 9 October]

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Ireland can’t cope with international competition in the higher education sector

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 13th, 2013 by steve

“… The Irish are worried however, according to the article, because they can hardly cope with the competition of other English-speaking countries. From their most important recruitment country, China, there were 10% less students in Ireland this year and in India they just can’t get their marketing campaigns off the ground …” (more)

[Wittenborg University, 9 January]

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Building strategic links in education Bric by Bric

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 26th, 2012 by steve

“Increased student exchange and research collaboration is paving the way for stronger ties with India, Brazil and Russia …” (more)

[John Holden, Irish Times, 26 November]

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Academic link with Brazil a boon for Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 22nd, 2012 by steve

“Some 1,500 PhD students from Brazil will stimulate our research activity. The student population in Ireland has changed significantly over the past 10 years and the economic crisis is bringing greater demands on the system, especially in the context of lifelong learning …” (more)

[Conor O’Carroll, Irish Times, 22 November]

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Student deal with Brazil could be worth €136m

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on October 12th, 2012 by steve

“A €136m boost to colleges and the economy could result from a deal to send thousands of Brazilian students here over the next four years.In addition to the 1,500 post-graduate places funded by the Brazilian government announced in June, this initiative will see up to 4,000 more being given a chance to study in Ireland …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 12 October]

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Brazil approves affirmative action law for universities

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on August 9th, 2012 by steve

“The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill that reserves half the places in the country’s prestigious federal universities to state school students. African-Brazilian Senator Paulo Paim said most Brazilians would benefit as only 10% of students graduated from private schools …” (more)

[BBC News, 8 August]

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SFI welcomes milestone agreement as Ireland set to play host to Brazil in the field of science

Posted in Teaching on June 21st, 2012 by steve

“The Government’s science agency, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), has today welcomed the signing of major education and research agreements with two Brazilian State agencies. The agreements, with a particular focus on science, engineering and technology, will enable as many as 1,500 Brazilian scholarship students to visit Ireland over the next four years …” (more)

[Science Foundation Ireland, 21 June]

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South America is ready to tango with its academic partners

Posted in Governance and administration on October 30th, 2010 by steve

“Brazil’s recent high-profile investment in science is perhaps the first time that Latin American higher education has registered on the global consciousness. The region remains conspicuous by its absence from Times Higher Education’s recently released World University Rankings, but there is a growing sense both within Latin America and beyond that its days of being an academic backwater are fast drawing to a close …” (more)

[Paul Jump, Times Higher Education, 30 October]

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