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Title Advancing countries, bridging continents? The creation of UNILAB, the Portuguese-speaking Afro-Brazilian University of Integration
Author The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education


The Brazilian Ministry of Education has taken the initiative to establish a unilateral Portuguese-speaking Afro-Brazilian University of Integration, a new institution with campuses in various countries. The Universidade Federal da Integração Luso-Afro-Brasileira (UNILAB), as the new institution will be named, is expected to open for enrolment in the beginning of 2010. Hailed as a political-pedagogic innovation project, the university is aimed at strengthening links between the Portuguese-speaking countries in the world, with a particular focus on Africa. What are the core aims of the initiative, and in which ways is UNILAB expected to encourage integration between the participating countries?

Date 09/11/2009
Region(s) Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Asia
Countries Angola, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, East Timor, Sao Tome & Principe, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Uruguay
Theme(s) Transnational Education (TNE) Models, Mobility
Topic(s) International Collaborative Programmes

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