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EERP in the World

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      International Relations Commission
    • President
      Profa. Dra. Cinira Magali Fortuna
    • Profa. Dra. Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura
      Profa. Dra. Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura
    • Support
      Juliana Gazzotti
    • Telephone
      55 16 3315-3393
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The activities of the International Cooperation policy aim to increase international visibility of the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing (EERP-USP) and generate fruitful results for the community of faculty members, students and employees.

In consonance with the USP internationalization policy, the EERP, in 2009, established its Policy of International Activities, reinforcing the programmatic and organizational strategies already existent in the College and those that may be implemented to translate policy into actions.

The EERP utilizes an international cooperation office to support such activities within the Institutional Support Division, which is responsible for providing technical and operational support to the College’s International Relations Committee, to the board of directors of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Research Development and the Rho Upsilon Chapter, Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International.

From this perspective, the International Cooperation policy broadened its activities, playing an important role in assisting both professors and students seeking academic exchanges and supervised training abroad, congresses, language courses, cooperation, organization of international visits, financing requests, submission of papers to international periodicals, and translations, among others.

Among the diverse areas of international relations established based on the role played by EERP in the international context, we highlight the following: Angola – a partnership was established at the end of the 1980s to train nurses and later with the Agostinho Neto University/ Higher Institute of Health Sciences (Angola) for the exchange of students, faculty members and to assist the implementation of a graduate program; Chile – an partnership was established with the University of Concepción in 1994 to enable four professors from this university to be enrolled in the doctoral program at EERP. In 2003, assistance was provided to the University of Concepción to implement a doctoral program in nursing. A new agreement, still current, was established in 2009 to allow the mobility of faculty members and also students; Mexico – a partnership initiated in 2001 with the University of Guanajuato jointly with other Mexican nursing schools and faculties targets the education of nursing doctors through the Graduate Programs offered at EERP.  This partnership proceeds with the collaboration of faculty members at EERP to the doctoral program in nursing coordinated by the University of Guanajuato, Celaya/Salvatierra campus; Canada – the University of Alberta is a partner with an emphasis on exchange for post-doctoral programs; Portugal – Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra partners in the exchange of faculty members and students; United States –agreements established with the University of Alabama in Birmingham and University of Michigan is focused on research; Spain – partnership with Rovira i Virgili University also focuses on research; England – Surrey University focuses on exchange and research among others interests. There are also partnerships among specific research groups and the inclusion of faculty members from EERP in international networks.

The Mobility Programs have encouraged the arrival of undergraduate students from Colombia, Canada, Portugal, Angola, and Guiné –Bissau. Many undergraduate and graduate students also participate in graduate and undergraduate programs and supervised training in Canadian, American, Latin American, British, Portuguese and Spanish universities.

In summary, International Cooperation enables the internationalization policies established by the University of São Paulo and the Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, contributes to the College’s inclusion in multi-center networks and research, and facilitates the international environment within the College. For that, the faculty members and students should have the ability to practice teamwork, adapt to multicultural environments, master a second language, be able to interact and continue learning from a global perspective. Through the practice of international relations, International Cooperation seeks to implement strategies to develop the internationalization of EERP, achieve academic excellence, and nurture an environment in which students are empowered to learn and think globally without, however, losing sight of local responsibility.

EERP and its international partners


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