Rio de Janeiro
ParisTech schools develop academic and research partnerships in Brazil since some decades.
ParisTech has been exploring partnership opportunities with Brazil since 2002. The quality of its higher education, its economic influence and the presence of a lot of French companies had made Brazil a partner of major interest. Companies in both countries were keen to recruit engineers who were bicultural and trained within the framework of partnerships between high-level institutions.
In Brazil, ParisTech maintains active partnership relations with the leading Brazilian universities in the education of students in science and engineering and researchers.
The framework agreements with these partners include the possibility of double degrees and of joint PhD supervision in a broad range of engineering fields, including chemistry, environment, agricultural science and forestry, food engineering.
The developed actions relie on the bilateral BRAFITEC and BRAFAGRI programmes for students in engineering, funded by the Brazilian and French ministries.
ParisTech maintains its network in Brazil with support of Florian Pradelle, lecturer at PUC-Rio and alumnus of Chimie ParisTech - PSL.