Arriving from 16 different universities, the students took courses in the Technical School of Engineering and in the Faculties of Health Science and Veterinary Medicine
CEU Cardenal Herrera University has said goodbye to eighteen students from sixteen Brazilian universities who participated in the first Science Without Borders Programme this year. It is a special international mobility programme developed in Brazil for university education in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its purpose is to increase the number of Brazilian students, lecturers and researchers in prestigious institutions outside Brazil; CEU-UCH being one of them.
The eighteen Brazilian students participating in the programme carried out a placement of one academic year at CEU-UCH, from September until June, earning 60 ECTS credits from their studies in Engineering in Industrial Design and Product Development, and Architecture and Computer Engingeering in Information Systems at the Technical School of Engineering. They also took courses in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Dentistry and Pharmacy in the Health Sciences Faculty. Over at the Veterinary Medicine Faculty, many students are planning to extend their stay over the summer, carrying out work placements at the CEU-UCH Veterinary Clinic, through the Work Placement Plan which the international programme provides.
Prestigious Institutions Throughout the World
The Science Without Borders Programme is managed through the Consejo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (CNPq) at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Brazil. It has selected prestigious institutions from all over the world, signing agreements with the USA, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. On 20th February 2012, Spain signed the Memorando de Entendimiento with the Secretary of State of Education, Professional Training and Universities at the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, thus making this programme available to Spanish universities.
The Brazilian students have been selected by the CNPq, and they must have completed between 20% and 90% of their four-year degree programme in Brazil. The MECD has entrusted the University Foundation, which is the management of this programme in Spain. The Foundation acts as a liaison between the Spanish Universities that offer places, which has included CEU Cardenal Herrera since its first year.