Since 2011 the program Science Without Borders (SwB) granted 100.000 scholarships, helping more and more Brazilians to live their dream to study abroad. More than half of the scholarships were granted to Europe, and the Netherlands is becoming a preferred destination among Brazilian students. The Brazilian Government recently announced a new phase of the program starting in 2015, for 4 more years.
The Education Without Borders Workshop, on Wednesday April 8th, aims to inform and inspire Dutch universities and multinationals on how to engage and recruit these students by presenting the latest statistics, cases and opportunities beyond SwB.
The workshop is an initiative of SetWeb Digital Agency, with first edition organised in partnership with VU University Amsterdam and Brazil Network Day.
16:30 - Opening
16:35 - Science Without Borders and beyond: First phase overview and what to expect from the next phase; understanding the Brazilian academic system and discover other opportunities beyond SwB.
17:05 - Case Presentation: How VU Amsterdam became the number 1 university in the Netherlands with the most students from SwB in 2014
17:30 - Panel with VU Brazilian Students: Experience abroad, challenges and motivations.
18:00 - Brazil NetWork Day Cocktail: Brazilian & Dutch multinationals, government officials and local entrepreneurs interested in Brazil will be present.
The 1st Education Without Borders Workshop is part of the program of the 8th edition of Brazil NetWork Day (BND), an initiative of the Embassy of Brazil in The Hague, aiming to gather local Governmental officials, representatives of Brazilian & Dutch multinationals, local entrepreneurs (doing or considering doing) business and/or investing in Brazil.
Date: Wednesday, April 8th 2015
Location: Amsterdam ArenA Stadium / Amsterdam ’72 Room