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Case Study: Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras, Brazil)

  • Yolande Zahler
  • Frederico Menino
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Abstract

The case study on the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), known as “Ciência sem Fronteiras” in Brazil, aims to contribute to a broader understanding of the program’s original motivations, controversies and multiple outcomes. The chapter begins by recollecting the historic precedents of the initiative; the economic, demographic and political processes associated with it; and the increasing relevance of internationalization in the Brazilian higher educational agenda for the twenty-first century. The case study analyzes some of the most updated data available on BSMP and reflects on the larger scope of social transformations set forth by this unprecedented initiative.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yolande Zahler
    • 1
  • Frederico Menino
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of International EducationNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The New School for Social Research and Educational AideConsulate General of BrazilNew YorkUSA

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