A growing number of Dutch higher education institutions regard institutional partnerships as an effective way of raising their international profile.
Institutions use partnerships to promote student and staff mobility in a targeted manner, for example through joint and double degree programmes. Cooperation with the right partners can help institutions increase their local brand value, which subsequently benefits their recruitment activities.
Institutional partnerships also offer great potential in terms of the more effective application of research funding and facilities. A growing number of Dutch institutions are working with strategic partners to set up individual partnerships in important target countries. Institutions are also still initiating network-based cooperation initiatives.
Sources of funding
For Brazil there is specific funding through a partnership between Nuffic and CAPES, the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Postgraduate Education.