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The University of Münster is particularly proud of its extensive and diverse network in Brazil. There are currently 14 university agreements and two partnership agreements with funding agencies, the national agency CAPES and the state level agency FAPESP, which is by far the largest regional agency in the country. The longest lasting partnerships are those with the UFRJ and the UFSC - both are still very active and are continuously maintained. Unlike many German and European universities, WWU Münster not only cooperates with universities from the Southeast and South of Brazil. Although theare the most populated, richest and at the same time the strongest in scientific production in Brazil, there are stil great universities with great potential for cooperation with WWU.

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The main goal of the national funding agency CAPES is to promote and consolidate post-graduate education (Master and Doctorate) in all Brazilian states. CAPES is attached to the Ministry of Education. The Brazil Chair (Cátedra Brasil), established at WWU in 2010 and funded by CAPES, has been considered a flagship of cooperation between WWU and Brazil.


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The São Paulo Research Foundation FAPESP is the financially strongest regional funding agency in Brazil, with which the University of Münster holds a cooperation agreement since 2014. FAPESP works science-led, awards fellowships and finances research projects in all fields of knowledge.

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Brazilian universities closely linked to the WWU through a cooperation agreement.