Cooperation of LETI and Fluminense Federal University (Brazil)

Cooperation of LETI and Fluminense University

Delegation of ETU "LETI" visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and participated in the seminar "Rio de Janeiro - Russia: Partnership in the field of innovation, science and technology" in the end of March.

07.04.2014

Delegation of ETU "LETI" represented by the Head of Department of International Relations Maria V. Pavlovskaya and specialist of the Department Tatyana Zharova visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and participated in the seminar "Rio de Janeiro - Russia: Partnership in the field of innovation, science and technology" in the end of March. Top development of higher education in Brazil promotes expansion of geography of cooperation between universities which led to interest in cooperation with Russia. The workshop was initiated by the Federal Fluminense University (Universidade Federal Fluminense) in conjunction with the Russian embassy in Brazil and the Foundation for supporting the research of Rio de Janeiro state FAPERJ, CNPq, FINEP, and followed logical continuation of the first meeting which took place last year in Moscow. The seminar was attended by representatives of more than a dozen universities in different regions of Russia as well as institutions of higher education of Rio de Janeiro state. The aim of the event was to acquaint potential partners and to find opportunities of cooperation in the sphere of science and education.

After the workshop an agreement on cooperation between the ETU "LETI" and Fluminense Federal University, at which unique Russian language department was opened not long ago, was signed, as well as negotiations on specific options for cooperation were directed. As all the present noted, such a seminar is a unique event and should be one of supporting points of Russian - Brazilian cooperation in higher education.