Incorporation of international themes in the undergraduate and graduate classes.
INPE, as a traditionally international institution, naturally already addresses international issues in its Graduate Programs. Thus, in order to consolidate the internationalization of teaching in its PGPs (Graduate School Programs), the following actions will be taken:
- increasing the participation of foreign researchers in the courses offered so that the description of the courses are frequently updated in order to incorporate and update international themes;
- seeking in existing cooperation projects topics that may eventually be incorporated into the courses of the PGPs involved;
- promoting discussion forums between Brazilian and foreign teachers and researchers in the search for international themes that align with the academic activities of the PGPs so that they can be incorporated into teaching;
- using the international experience of students, teachers and researchers who are currently participating in the Internationalization Project to identify relevant topics to be included in the course papers.
International publicity materials production in other languages, including websites of the graduate schools.
- Translation of the Internet pages of INPE’s Graduate School Programs for foreign language, preferably English;
- Production of technical material for dissemination in other languages containing the descriptions of the thematic areas of the Institutional Internationalization Project, its main objectives, funding opportunities, goals, regulations with the purpose of publicizing INPE’s international activities in scientific and/or technological activities abroad, exhibitions, science fairs and Science and Technology events in Brazil;
- Publication of announcements of opportunities (scholarships, vacancies for students and teachers, specific activities of cooperation projects) in international scientific journals and the monthly, bimonthly or quarterly scientific periodicals.
Training and qualification of staff for the institution internationalization.
- Adding language courses in INPE’s Institutional Capacity Building Program, which is returning to the training and qualification of the Institution’s servers through the Competence Management Service (SESGC);
- Encouraging Institute staff to take language courses at more advanced levels in specialized schools with reduced costs through the formalization of agreements and / or partnerships;
- Conducting INPE’s staff training by presenting the Institute’s Internationalization Plan and Project, its opportunities, main activities, tools, methodologies, legislation in order to raise awareness of the importance of internationalization, encouraging engagement.
Counterparties offered by foreign partnership institutions
- Access to all institution’s facilities such as laboratories, measuring equipments, and computers to carry out activities that complement or are part of internationalization activities;
- Eventually, depending on the partnerships and / or cooperation projects, exemption of school taxes to Brazilian students that will participate in their post-graduate programs;
- Availability of professors, researchers and technical staff for execution of activities related to internationalization;
- Access to extension academic or technical classes (remotely or in person);
- Dissemination of the results of the cooperation projects and / or joint partnership agreements on institutional internet pages, academic journals, social media and / or in technical-scientific journals.
Access to all physical and administrative infrastructure of INPE, which has:
- Several laboratories for fundamental and applied research among the main ones: solar polarimetry; solar wind and magnetospheres; gravitational waves; geomagnetism; high energy astrophysics; integrated environmental modeling; image processing; geoinformatics; oceanography; remote sensing applied to agriculture and forestry; environmental biogeochemistry; meteorological instrumentation, including support laboratories and instrumentation such as propulsion laboratories; electro-optical systems; energy supply; onboard supervision; hardware and software; space electronic manufacturing (clean 100,000 class); characterization and testing of imaging, optical and attitude systems (these with 10,000 class clean areas);
- Extensive instrumentation of Earth and Space observation, such as: laser radar systems; atmospheric aeroluminescence imaging instruments; LEONA Network imaging instruments; radars for probing the equatorial ionosphere; network of receivers for ionospheric measurements; digisonde / ionosondes for measurements of ionospheric parameters for spatial climatology; embedded scientific instrumentation (balloons, sounding rockets and satellites); “Brazilian Decimetric Array” radio-telescope facility, multidirectional muon detector, magnetometer network, among many others;
- Remote Sensing Data Center, which hosts the Earth observation and meteorological satellites database of Brazil, Atmospheric Electricity Laboratory, which operates three lightning detection networks, Laboratory for Studies and Modeling of Energy Renewable Resources, responsible for the SONDA network for data collection; EMBRACE Program (Space Weather);
- A wide range of computational resources to support research and graduate activities, including several clusters of common and project-specific use, supercomputer with a system of 31,296 processors, high performance computing servers with dedicated virtualization, enterprise data storage of 2 Petabytes, 10 GB broadband network telecommunication system;
- Several administrative sectors supporting scientific and technological development activities, mainly the Technological Innovation Center (NUNIT), the Competence Management Service (SESGC), the International Relations Service (SCRIN), the Information Technology Service (SESTI), among others.