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Large delegation of private Brazilian universities in Denmark

01.05.2017  11:55
Brazil is the 5th largest market in the world for higher education in number of students and Denmark has a strong brand on new teaching models and technologies. More than 50 people from different Brazilian universities are currently in Denmark to take a closer look at how to invest in new learning methods for higher education.

Denmark is known in the world to be one of the most progressive and well-developed nations within education. Therefore, the Brazilian organization of private universities, SEMESP, has invited its members to participate on a study tour to Finland and Denmark to find inspiration and opportunities to develop their institutions in a new direction, incorporating new models of teaching and learning, new technologies and stronger cooperation with industries and society.

With the irreplaceable support of Danish higher education institutions, ICDK Sao Paulo has put together a tight 2-days program in Copenhagen for the delegation. With around 50 participants the delegation represents university managers, administrators and professors.

The delegation visited The Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Aalborg University, University College Capital (UCC), Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA). The Danish institutions shared their experiences of working with new teaching models, innovation, e-learning, and building strong ties to industry. Not least ‘problem based learning’ is of big interest to the Brazilian delegation: A teaching form that has proven to be very successful within Danish Higher Education.

On Friday 28 April, the delegation ended their visit to Denmark with a workshop on ‘Innovation and trends in new technologies for education together with Danish technology providers. The workshop was hosted in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and had participation from the Danish companies MV-Nordic, UniWise and Labster.

There are many initiatives in Brazil to integrate technology to education, both in private and public sector and within both basic and higher education. To illustrate, distance courses represents 17% of all enrolments in higher education and is projected to rise around 40-45% in coming years.

To follow-up on the clear Brazilian interest for Danish know-how on edu-tech, Innovation Centre Denmark and the Trade Council in Sao Paulo will host a market visit for Danish edu-tech companies in November 2017. Danish Companies will get a chance to have a closer look at the potential for Danish edu-tech companies to take the big step into the Brazilian market and to meet with partners and potential customers.

For more information about the market visit and how to sign-up, please contact Export Advisor Júlia Cardoso from Trade Council in Sao Paulo
Phone: +55 (11) 2127 0754 / +55 (11) 99136-8382

For more information on the Danish-Brazilian cooperation within Higher Education and Science, please contact Innovation Attaché Stina Nordsborg at Innovation Centre Denmark in Sao Paulo:
Phone: +55 (11) 96863-6702

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