In 2001, UERJ created the International Cooperation Office (DCI), coordinated by the Pro-Rector for Graduate Studies and Research. The main goal of the DCI is to act alongside diplomatic representatives, foreign universities and international organizations, focusing on the promotion of cooperation programs and the exchange of students, lecturers and researchers.
For international purposes UERJ's networking proposals are focused on:
• keeping up the high standards of UERJ's graduate courses.
• the excellence and sustainability in research
• the improvement of the international research cooperation with the visiting professor program
• expanding the international mobility of under and graduate students programs
• the implementation of new double certification programs
• human resources training within programs of excellence for both undergraduate students and the University staff
• establishing new research programs and projects
• stimulating copyright and patents programs
• the innovation of technology and the partnership with the industry.
Some important networks:
1. FAUBAI – Association of Brazilian High Education Institutions Offices for International Relations
2. AUF – AgenceUniversitaire de laFrancophonie
3. GCUB – The Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities
4. Erasmus Mundus: ISAC Project – Brazilian and Portuguese Universities
5. HELEN High Energy Physics Latinoamerican – European Network
6. CRUB – The Council of Brazilian Universities Rectors, with emphasis on partnerships with: The Council of Chilean Universities - CRUCH, The Council of Québec Universities – CREPUQ and The Council of Portuguese Universities – CRUP.
7. OUI-IOHE – Inter-american Organization for Higher Education
8. AULP – Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa
9. Santander Universities
10. PIMA – Programa de Intercâmbio e Mobilidade Acadêmica/OEI – Organización de Estados Iberoamericanos
11. REARI-RJ – International Relations Group of Rio de Janeiro Higher Education Institutions.
The Brazilian government launched in 2011 the Program SWB – The Science Without Borders. The goals of the SWB Program are: fertilize the seeds of what could revolutionize the R&D system and promote the consolidation and expansion of science, technology and innovation in Brazil by means of international exchange and mobility. The strategy envisioned aims to: increase the presence of students, scientists and industry personnel from Brazil in international institutions of excellence; encourage young talents and highly qualified researchers from abroad to work with local investigators in joint projects; and induce the internationalization of universities and research centers in Brazil by encouraging the establishment of international partnerships and a meaningful review of their internal procedures in order to make the interaction with foreign partners feasible. UERJ undergraduate students are being especially benefited with the SWB scholarships.