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The Brazil Center awaits your applications!

The Brazil Center of the University of Münster offers interested PhD students of the University of Münster a research stay at the University of São Paulo and PhD students of the University of São Paulo a research stay at the University of Münster.
The exchange program is part of the project wwu.usp. Its second phase has recently started and aims to expand and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two universities. The main topic includes research with reference to ‘Cities and Climate’. However, these calls address PhD students of all faculties. All applications will be treated equally.

Detailed information is available at:

Call Phd Students to USP 2019
Call Phd Students to WWU 2019

Application forms at:
Application for WWU Phd Students
Application for USP Phd Students

Mutual overseas representatives - Agreement signature

In the frame of the project wwu.usp the University of Münster and the University of São Paulo agreed to mutually maintain overseas representatives. The corresponding facilities will be attached to the AUCANI at USP and to the Brazil Center at the WWU. The contract for the implementation of the overseas representatives was signed on 10 October 2019 by the Rector of USP Prof. Dr. Vahan Agopyan and the Vice-Rector of WWU Prof. Michael Quante during a reception at the Rectory of USP in São Paulo preceding the Closing Ceremony of the first project financing phase.

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Strategic Partnership - University of Münster and University of São Paulo

Brazil is one of the focus countries of the internationalization strategy of the University of Münster. The numerous longstanding successful collaborations and joint activities with Brazilian institutions now gain a new dimension through the project wwu.usp. Thus, the Universities of Münster (WWU) and São Paulo (USP) direct their e­fforts to establish an innovative and sustainable Strategic Partnership by intensifying and expanding the already existent alliance. The project  is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a period of four years (2015-2018).

USP is the major institution of higher education and research in Brazil. It has an outstanding international profile and figures among the world‘s best universities in many rankings in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The USP International  Cooperation Office (AUCANI) is the organ responsible for facilitating and supporting these partnerships within the general scope of the university. In the Nature Index 2015 Global WWU reaches a distinguished 4th position among German universities. The index is published by the world’s leading journal Nature and takes into account scientific publications in 68 important magazines. Internationalization at Münster makes an essential contribution to the University’s image and its competitiveness in the core areas of academic teaching and research. For the university’s management it is a key element on the way to becoming a university of excellence. The project is managed by the Brazil Centre of the WWU.