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.