Stevens to Expand Global Reach in Brazil

Staff to Participate in Programs Aimed to Increase Connections with Brazilian Institutions

11/2/2011

Hoboken, NJ - Stevens Institute of Technology has been selected by The Institute of International Education to participate in a program that aims to increase higher education connections between U.S. and Brazilian institutions. Over the next year, a core group of Stevens staff will participate in a series of training activities to help the university implement and sustain connections with more institutions in Brazil, culminating with a study tour to Brazil in early 2012 to meet with representatives from campuses there.

Stevens was one of only 18 U.S. colleges and universities selected for the 2012 Brazil initiative of the program.

“In our strategic plan, one of our priorities is to strengthen our global reach,” said Dan Gallagher, Dean of University Admissions. “In creating stronger relations between Stevens and Brazilian Universities we will advance the mission of our university as well as the interests of our country.

Brazil has recently gained significant international attention in the global higher education community, due in no small part to the tremendous growth of the higher education sector and the Government’s substantial support of higher education as a priority for national development.  Earlier this year, President Dilma Rousseff committed to sending 75,000 Brazilian students abroad over the next four years through its Science Without Borders Program, a scholarship program for Brazilian students focusing on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to study at the world’s best universities. President Rousseff has also set a goal for the private sector to contribute an additional 25,000 fellowships to the program.

"At a time when Brazil’s economy is expanding rapidly, and Brazil and the United States are forging unprecedented ties in trade, energy and scientific development, we look to higher education as another area where our two countries should seek much stronger cooperation," said IIE's President and CEO Allan E. Goodman.

In addition to Stevens, some of the participating U.S. campuses include: Baruch College, CUNY; Brandeis University; Queens College, CUNY; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; University of Massachusetts, Amherst;; and Washington State University. 

 

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management. 

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/news

 

About Institute of International Education 

The Institute of International Education is a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas. An independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1919, IIE has network of 18 offices worldwide and over 1,000 member institutions. IIE designs and implements programs of study and training for students, educators, young professionals and trainees from all sectors with funding from government agencies, foundations, and corporations. IIE also conducts policy research and program evaluations, and provides advising and counseling on international education and opportunities abroad. www.iie.org