Tensions and directions of internationalization in Brazil: Between competition and solidarity





internationalization, international academic mobility, Science without Borders, PEC-G


The article discusses some issues related to perceived tensions between the forces/trends of competition and solidarity in the internationalization of higher education in Brazil. With this aim, the article reviews two of the largest Brazilian programs of academic mobility as evidence of internationalization policies for higher education: the academic mobility program to send academics abroad – Science without Borders (SwB) – and the Graduation Student Program (PEC-G) of academic mobility to Brazil. These two programs are analyzed in relation to the evidence of competition (in the case of SwB) and solidarity (in the case of the PEC-G). Overall, the study concludes the scale of internationalization in Brazil is still pending more towards competition than towards solidarity.


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Author Biographies

Kyria Rebeca Finardi, UFES/Cnpq/AIALA

Associate professor, Department of Languages, Culture and Education and member of the Post-Graduate Programs of Linguistics and Education Federal University of Espirito Santo. Cnpq Researcher. Blog: https://blog.ufes.br/kyriafinardi/author/kyria-finardi/

Ana Rachel Macêdo Mendes, PPGE/Ufes)

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação da Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo. Doutoranda em Educação pelo PPGE/Ufes.

Kleber Aparecido da Silva, Universidade de Brasilia (UnB)

Doutor em Estudos Linguísticos (UNESP - São José do Rio Preto). Professor associado 2 do Programa de Pós-Graduação (PPGL) em Linguística da Universidade de Brasília (UnB) e colaborador permamente na Universidade Federal de Tocantins e na Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia.



How to Cite

Finardi, K. R., Macêdo Mendes, A. R., & Aparecido da Silva, K. (2022). Tensions and directions of internationalization in Brazil: Between competition and solidarity. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 30, (58). https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.30.6823