Call for applications - research stay for PhD students at the Universities of Münster, Germany and São Paulo, Brazil

The Brazil Centre 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 available at:

Call PhD students from WWU to USP  2020
Call PhD students from USP to WWU 2020

Application forms at:

Application form for PhD students of USP
Application form for PhD students of WWU

Strategic Partnership - University of Münster and University of São Paulo

Focus Area - Cities and Climate (2019-2020)
Focus Areas - Neglected Diseases, Information Systems, Law  (2015-2018)

Brazil is one of the focus countries of the internationalisation strategy of the University of Münster. The numerous longstanding successful collaborations and joint activities with Brazilian institutions/universities 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 first project period lasted from 2015 to 2018, and is followed by a project extension of two years, until the end of 2020. The actual focus lies on topics related to Cities and Climate. It is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research for a total period of six years (2015-2020).

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 2019 Global WWU reaches a distinguished 3rd position among German universities. The index is published by the world’s leading journal Nature and takes into account scientific publications in 82 important magazines. Internationalisation 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.

Flyer WWU.USP (first Phase)

© Katrin Bergener

Feierliche Unterzeichnung des Zusammenschlusses der USP in ERCIS

Ein wesentliches Ergebnis der ersten Phase des strategischen Partnerschaftsprojekts wwu.usp war die Aufnahme der USP in das internationale Forschernetzwerk ERCIS (European Research Center on Information Systems). Im Rahmen des jährlichen Treffen aller ERCIS-Partner an der Universität Loughborough in England wurde dieser Zusammenschluss am 17.09.2019 feierlich unterzeichnet. Wir freuen uns sehr diesen Meilenstein erreicht zu haben und freuen uns auf die zukünftige enge Zusammenarbeit. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie unter folgendem Link
(Bild: Prof. Dr. Jörg Becker ERCIS-Direktor (WWU), Prof. Dr. Marcelo Fantinato (USP), Prof. Dr. Bernd Hellingrath Leiter Brasilien-Zentrum (WWU))

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 Centre at the WWU. The contract for the implementation of the overseas representatives was signed on 10 October 2018 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.

© Marcos Santos