The internationalization process of graduate studies in Brazil

Angela Sugamosto Westphal


The article presents, through bibliographical research and historical analysis, the role of Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education - CAPES in the process of internationalization of graduate education in Brazil, as a fomenter of access for training of Doctors, researchers and students abroad. For this, it is necessary to understand politics with basis on bilateral agreements with the World Bank, WTO, OECD and others. This discussion is based on a collection of important historical events that led Capes to propose goals, democratizing the access to graduate education. The study is relevant as it reflects the current government's attention with the conduction of public policies in relation to technological scientific interests and, consequently, economics of the country.Despite the social and political history of the country and, consequently, from difficulties for an active internationalization of higher education, it is concluded that recent initiatives of the Brazilian state have increased the possibility of strengthening the capacity of scientific production and circulation of knowledge between academic pairs, because the research and graduate education re evaluated by the degree of internationalization of their programs and outcomes.

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