Currently, there are 15 formal collaboration agreements with renowned institutions from Latin and North America, Europe, and Australia. These agreements are financially supported by research funding agencies. Those strong international research liaisons also allow several of our students to undertake part of their programs of study abroad in universities or in research centers associated to the IT industry. Several MSc and PhD dissertations are conducted with the participation of supervisors from foreign universities.
The Institute of Informatics maintains regular exchange programs for undergraduate students with French and German universities. These programs allow dozens of students to take internships abroad. We frequently host large numbers of foreign students. In 2007, the first “double-certificate” degrees were awarded to students from UFRGS and INPG (Grenoble, France).