Ana Paula Blower (Fiocruz News Agency)
Last Thursday (2/9), an entourage from the University of Münster, in Germany, visited Fiocruz to advance the existing cooperation between researchers from the Foundation and the German institution. On the occasion, the university's dean, Johannes Wessels, and the vice-president of Research and Biological Collections, Rodrigo Corrêa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at formalizing this cooperation and opening space for the expansion of activities in partnership at the institutional level.
An entourage from the University of Münster, in Germany, visited Fiocruz to advance the existing cooperation between researchers from the Foundation and the German institution
The group met at the Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz) and discussed, among other issues, the possibility of making a joint call, which could be tripartite – involving another Brazilian institution – for the collaboration with the mobility of researchers and students; in addition to further addressing the possibility of developing a joint training program with co-supervision/double degrees.
At the meeting, the Assistant Coordinator of International Education, Vinicius Cotta, made a presentation of the area at the Foundation, such as the different graduate programs offered, the open education initiatives and the virtual campus, which offers several free on-line courses.
He also highlighted data from the Capes Internationalization Program, the Capes PrInt-Fiocruz, and stressed that International Education and the PrInt Project Coordinators listed Germany as one of the priorities for the intensification of cooperative actions.
The German entourage, in turn, presented the University of Münster, founded in 1780. The dean also presented education and research data, as well as information about the university's University Hospital.