In November 2017, CAPES - Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education - published the notice no. 41/2017 entitled Institutional Program for Internationalization - Capes-PrInt, with the objective of selecting Institutional Projects for Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions or Research Institutes. The Institutional Project for Internationalization (PII) at UFSCar (UFSCar PrInt) elaborated by a comitê presided by Dean of Graduate Studies (Audrey Borghi Silva, PhD) was approved, among the 36 institutions included in this call for proposals. The entire process, involving since the launch of the mentioned and its amendments, pertinent legislation and produced documents can be accessed directly by CAPES website.



UFSCar PrInt

Since April 2017, the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) has formed a working group to rethink its internationalization, identify its priority areas and draw up a  Strategic Internationalization Plan (SIP-UFSCar). The objectives of SIP-UFSCar are supporting, encouraging and consolidating the graduate Programs. The main strengths of the Plan are:

  1. Institutional commitment between the administrative structure, teachers, and researchers, in a participatory and articulated way;
  2. Elaboration of new contents to expand research strategies, representing the institutional themes and the involvement of the internationalized and globalized curriculum, incorporating experiences from abroad into the curriculum;
  3. Expand teacher and student mobility "in" and "out", focusing on strategic countries;
  4. Strengthen existing collaborative connections and expand external collaboration, especially with strategic countries, in UFSCar´s research priorities, with the aim of increasing collaboration, co-supervision, and joint scientific production, thus increasing international visibility of UFSCar in selected research areas and improving international indicators.


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UFSCar Vocation

UFSCar aims for excellence in research and in its graduate programs. In the area of technology, the institution excels in scientific development and strategic materials innovation. In the Health Sciences: in the use of technologies applied to the prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases. In the Environmental Sciences: sustainability and public policies for rural development. In the Humanities: current issues in Brazilian society such as equity in access to education and education organizational policies in general.

General Objectives

Consolidate and expand research networks, increase the visibility of graduate programs and respond to the needs of society and the scientific community on the following priority topics and secure a place for UFSCar among the 100 best universities in the world in research and scientific production related to strategic areas. The priority areas identified for the elaboration of the Projects comprising UFSCar-PrInt are:

  1. Strategic Materials
  2. Revolution in Industries and Cities - Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities
  3. Education and Human Processes for Social Transformations
  4. Integrated Technologies for Health: from Prevention to Rehabilitation
  5. Biodiversity, Ecosystems Functions and Sustainability

Management Committee

  • Strategic Materials

- Walter José Botta Filho, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Emerson Rodrigues de Camargo, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Romeu Cardozo Rocha Filho, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019  até setembro de 2022)

- Julio Zukerman Schpector, PhD. (Maio de 2020 até fevereiro de 2021)

- Estevam Rafael Hruschka Júnior, PhD. ( Janeiro de 2019 até Janeiro de 2020)


  • Revolution in Industries and Cities - Industry 4.0 and Smart Cities

- Luiz Antonio Pessan, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Mário Otávio Batalha, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- José Maria Correa Bueno, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até setembro de 2022)

- Ernesto Chaves Pereira de Souza, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até setembro de 2022)

  • Education and Human Processes for Social Transformations

- Deisy das Graças de Souza, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 - atual)

- Roberto Leiser Baronas, PhD (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Jacob Carlos Lima, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até dezembro de 2021)

  • Integrated Technologies for Health: from Prevention to Rehabilitation

- Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre de Araújo, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 - atual)

- Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Tiago da Silva Alexandre, PhD. (Maio de 2020 até setembro 2020)

Tania de Fátima Salvini, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até Janeiro de 2020)


  • Biodiversity, Ecosystems Functions and Sustainability

- Hugo Miguel Preto de Morais Sarmento, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Mercival Roberto Francisco, PhD. (Setembro de 2022 - atual)

- Pedro Manoel Galetti Junior, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até Setembro de 2022)

- Janaina Braga do Carmo, PhD. (Janeiro de 2019 até setembro de 2022)