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The University of Buenos Aires

Exchange Partner

The University of Buenos Aires opened in August of 1821. It is a university known for academic excellence. It is the largest university in Argentina and is located in the city of Buenos Aires, it consists of 13 departments, 6 hospitals and 10 museums.



Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil

Exchange Partner – Most courses offered in Portuguese, some in English

The Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) is a private and non-profit Catholic university, located in Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil. PUC-Rio campus is beautifully situated within a tropical forest. The institution is recognized worldwide as one of the most important doctoral research centers and one of the top five universities in Brazil. The university has 20,000 students who come from a variety of religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. At PUC-Rio, you can study in numerous areas in a very dynamic city.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Most courses offered in Portuguese, some in English

PUCRS is a private catholic university also situated in Porto Alegre. it is the largest private university of the state of Rio Grande do Sul and the first university founded by the Catholic religious institute of the Marist Brothers. PUCRS is considered the best private university of Brazil’s Southern Region by the Ministry of Education, and one of the best private universities in the country. There are about 22000 people studying in the 22 faculties of the Porto Alegre campus.

State University of Alagoas (Universidade Estadual de Alagoas (UNEAL)), in Brazil

The State University of Alagoas (UNEAL) is a higher education institution located in the state of Alagoas in Brazil. UNEAL was founded in 1970 and currently offers 25 undergraduate courses. UNEAL is the first university in the state of Alagoas, Brazil, to successfully graduate a full class of Indigenous students with an education degree, qualifying them as official teachers of the state. The university, and its president Professor Jairo José Campos da Costa, takes its mission of reconciliation with the Brazilian Indigenous peoples very seriously. Concordia’s partnership with UNEAL will see cooperation between the two universities on Indigenous matters.

Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Santa Cruz do Sul, RS, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

The Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul is a private university situated in the city of Santa Cruz do Sul in Brazil. It is a young institution which has about 11000 students. UNISC possesses a Private Reserve of Natural Heritage which is one of the largest in Brazil in the Atlantic Forest Biome. UNISC offers courses in communication, journalism, advertising, public relations, philosophy, psychology and literature.

Universidade de São Paulo (USP), campus Ribeirão Preto (FEA-RP), SP, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

The University of São Paulo (USP) is a public university in the Brazilian State of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian university and one of the country’s most prestigious educational institution. USP is the highest ranking and one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. Campus Ribeirao Preto is situated in n the Northeastern region of the state of Sao Paulo and offers classes in economy and administration services.

Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP – USP), SP, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

The Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP) is a branch of the Universidade de São Paulo situated in Ribeirão Preto in the Southeast Region of Brazil. It is structured into four departments: Psychology and Education, Biology, Physics and Mathematics and Chemistry. The FFCLRP-USP has approximately 1,763 students. Ribeirão Preto is nicknamed “Brazilian California”, because of a combination of an economy based on agrobusiness plus high technology, wealth and sunny weather all year long.

Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences (FFLCH), in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

The Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of the University of Sao Paulo, is one of several teaching units that make up the University of São Paulo and, moreover, is one of the largest in number of students , teachers and staff .It is considered as the core of the cultural life of Sao Paulo and is said to have contributed to the change of the whole country. USP-FFLCH has a very dynamic international office which receives many students from all over the world.

Universidade Feevale (FEEVALE), Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

The Universidade Feevale (Feevale University) is a Brazilian university situated in the city of Novo Hamburgo, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Feevale has approximately 18 000 students in all levels of education. It has two campuses: one placed in a historical neighborhood of Novo Hamburgo, and another one located in a beautiful area, surrounded by gardens. The university offers 38 undergraduate courses in Health Sciences, Pure and technological sciences, Human Sciences (Arts, History, Languages) and Applied Social Sciences.

Universidade LaSalle (UNILASALLE)

Unilasalle is situated in Canoas Brazil. There are more than 8000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and extension programs in a wide variety of fields. Unilasalle has been investing in research and extension to broaden their commitment to the community.



University of the Region of Joinville (UNIVILLE)

Established in 1967, the University of the Region of Joinville (UNIVILLE) is a private institution located in the urban setting of the city of Joinville, Santa Catarina. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education Brazil, UNIVILLE is a medium-sized coeducational institution offering courses in areas such as Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Science, Medicine and Health, Science and Technology and Engineering.  Concordia’s partnership with Univille is specifically for collaboration in the area of Artificial Intelligence.

University of Vale do Taquari – UNIVATES, Lajeado, RS, Brazil

Exchange Partner – Courses offered in Portuguese

With staff and students from every kind of background, UNIVATES seeks to integrate people and yet keep their individuality. The institutions’ values ​​are based on freedom and full participation. UNIVATES has 44 undergraduate courses so there is something for everyone. Currently, 9,048 undergraduate students, 2,172 graduate students and 2,160 students from technical training courses have graduated from UNIVATES. UNIVATES’ mission is to generate, mediate and spread scientific, technical and humanistic knowledge, considering the local characteristics and needs within the universal context, seeking continuous improvement in the quality of life.




Universidad Autonoma de Occidente

UAO is a private university, established in 1970. UAO has five faculties and 21 undergraduate programs (two of them by dual education system), 12 postgraduate and 7 master’s degree.

The university’s highlights in the region are the high investment in technology and investigation, reflected by its 64 laboratories, faculty staff with doctorate and master’s degrees. “Cali”, is the capital of the Valle del Cauca department, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia, with an estimated 2,319,655. As the only major Colombian city with access to the Pacific Coast, Cali is the main urban and economic centre in southwest Colombia, and has one of the fastest-growing economies in the country.