Brazil's Foundation for Improvement of Higher Education Students (Capes) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) have just started this Monday, May 28, the first Brazilian Master's degree promoted outside the country.
The post-graduate course in public health, in partnership with Angola, will take place at Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda, Angola.
According to Capes president, Jorge Guimarães, this is the beginning of internationalization of Brazilian post-graduate courses.
According to him, Capes is formatting the masters and doctoral courses with universities in North America, France and Argentina in areas in which Brazil is renowned for scientific leadership, like tropical agriculture, architecture and construction, tropical diseases, animal production, public health and automation.
The Master's group in Angola includes 33 students. Angola was at war for 41 years, from 1961 to 2002. In the past, the country was dominated by countries like Portugal and Holland. Since 1975, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola has been running the country.