Embratur or Brazilian Institute of Tourism is the name of a special autarchy of the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil. Its function is to execute the National Tourism Policy of the Brazilian government regarding the promotion, marketing and support to the commercialization of Brazilian destinations, services and tourism products in the international market.

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University Extension promotes activities in partnership with the community. Scientific and traditional knowledge are integrated in a transformation movement that propels citizenship. The Dean of Extension's mission is to promote these activities.

UnB develops 400 extension projects.  Professors, staff and students work in areas such as health, human rights and justice, environment, technology, agricultural sciences, education, communication and culture.

There is constant dialogue between the knowledge acquired in classrooms and laboratories and the knowledge of citizenship, solidified by practice. The extension projects are examples of social and regional integration promoted by the University.

UnB approved, through Resolution No. 0057/2018, the Internationalization Plan for the period 2018 to 2022. The Internationalization Plan establishes the institutionalization of a Supranational Extension Program, with emphasis on the South-South Cooperation.

The South-South Special Program was approved in September 2018. The aim is to promote the development of Intercultural Projects that contribute to the integration of experiences, and knowledge between Universities and the Society, in a perspective of interdisciplinary, critical and emancipatory formation.

The policy and development of Extension at the University of Brasilia can contribute to the internationalization process of the institution, due to its broad, integrating and intercultural character.

Extension actions developed at UnB, through projects and programs, events and training activities, present great potential for bringing together Universities, but also with other international organizations linked to governments and organized civil society.

One of the objectives, to create a program focused on the internationalization of culture, was achieved with the structuring of the project of International Artistic Residencies. The Latin America Culture House preserves the cultural heritage of UnB and promotes dialogue with neighboring countries.

In addition, UnB's entry into the Montevideo Group – an association formed by universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay – will expand its relationship with other countries.


- From 2012 to 2017, UnB received 749 foreign students, and sent 943 exchange students to universities all over the world.

- There are more than 250 agreements with foreign institutions, from 47 countries, which allow undergraduate and graduate students to supplement their studies through exchanges.

- These agreements also enable the cooperation between UnB and foreign professors and researchers, the exchange of research, the formation of knowledge networks and international publications.

• International Affairs Office - int.unb.br

Established Partnerships*

- Institutes and colleges of the University have the autonomy to identify and define with which universities and international organizations they want to collaborate. It is up to INT, however, to map and formalize the initiatives of internationalization originated from researchers and internal units. Some of the main exchange programs are:

- PEC-G: Exchange Program for Undergraduate Students

- MARCA: Capes’ Regional Academic Mobility Program in Accredited Courses of Study

- Capes Brazil France Ingénieur Technologie (Brafitec)


- Teixeira de Freitas Program - Judicial Exchange Program with in partnership with Brazilian Superior Court.

- PAEC GCUB-OEA: Partnership Program for Education and Training, of Coimbra Group and the Organization of American States (OAS)

- ProAfri: Training Program for Higher Education Faculty of African Countries

- Exchange program at the Beijing Institute of Technology – China

- Master and Doctorate Program of the Shibaura Institute of Technology – Japan

- Paulo Freire Academic Mobility Project

- The Carolina Foundation and the Tordesillas Group Scholarship Programs

- Santander Ibero-American Scholarship Program


- Several Erasmus Mundus partnerships.

In addition, the University of Brasilia joined forces with university networks to expand their connectivity and to solve challenges that are shared by other institutions. Among these networks are:

- IOHE: Inter-American Organization for Higher Education

- GCUB: Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities

- AULP: Association of Portuguese Language Universities

- Tordesillas Group: Academic Network of Universities from Brazil, Portugal and Spain

- AUF: University Agency of Francophonie


- AUGM: Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo

*Constantly updated partnerships. Check the latest news on our website: int.unb.br

The University of Brasilia (UnB) graduates citizens of the world – scholars interested in major global issues and in the main problems of humanity. It is the responsibility of UnB to prepare students and researchers to take part in a multicultural society and to help them become citizens of the world.

Strategically located in the capital of Brazil, the University of Brasilia has been establishing itself internationally as an important academic hub. Connection with the decision-making bodies of national politics, diplomatic representations, international organizations and development agencies is a driving force for UnB’s internationalization policy, encouraging the flow of students, professors and migrant researchers.

The International Affairs Office promotes the dialogue between the academy and other parts of the world. It enables the communication with research agencies and foreign institutions of higher education, supports and implements technical, scientific, and cultural cooperation agreements, and promotes exchanges of undergraduate and graduate students.

In 1987, the Support Center for Exchange and International Programs was created. INT started in 1997 as an advisory unity for UnB’s President’s Office and has been expanding its areas of operation. There are currently over 250 cooperation agreements in place with institutions from the five continents. The agreements allow the students and faculty members to travel from Brasilia to other parts of the world and vice versa, promoting teaching and research, as well as collaborations on community extension programs.

Our goals

- To promote scientific, technological, cultural, artistic, and philosophical exchanges

- To foster international academic experiences to UnB community members

- To monitor projects and inter-university agreements

- To plan and implement, with other academic units at UnB, strategies that enable the development of projects of international interest

- To provide assistance to students, faculty members and researchers from foreign institutions participating in exchange activities at UnB Services



Our Main Services

- Hosting of international students

- Support and guidance to obtaining visas

- Issuance of invitation letters to consular representations of Brazil abroad to facilitate the visa application process for foreigners

- Registration of undergraduate and graduate students, and collaborating researchers from other countries at UnB

- Information and guidance on the requirements for entering Brazil, and on life in Brasilia and the Federal District.

- Support with administrative procedures at the University and issuance of academic documents

- Selection and preparation of students and volunteer workers to assist foreigners in their integration at UnB

- Referral to Portuguese as a Second Language courses

UnB has a wide range of highly skilled researchers responsible for a varied portfolio of projects in the exact sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The creation of the new Research and Innovation Division,to coordinate and promote the different agents and actions involved, has been important for strengthening this area, helping to align existing initiatives and integrate new contributions regarding research and innovation in the university.

UnB is stimulating and strongly supporting the research–development–innovation triad. For decades, the university’s Innovation Agency has had a key role in developing entrepreneurship and innovation through national and international partnerships. The Science and Technology Park is being modernized in line with its strategic role in the development of technology-intensive products and services deriving from academic research and in partnership with the private sector and government entities from Brazil and elsewhere, with the overall goal of fostering socioeconomic development and strengthening research, development, and innovation infrastructure. The coordinated work of the Technology Development Center, the Science and Technology Park, and different academic departments is important for the development of infrastructure for the production of knowledge and for creating an environment that is propitious for linking up basic and applied research, promoting technology transfer, and boosting Brazil’s participation in the global knowledge economy.

UnB has outstanding scientific indicators, reinforcing its position as a bona fide member of the international academic community. In the last five years, 3,558 research projects were undertaken at UnB, generating opportunities for scientific exchange and participation in international networks. The university also stands out for its scholarly output. Twenty percent of its faculty members have research grants, which is indicative of their level of expertise. From 2013 through 2017, UnB professors authored 15,578 articles in academic journals, over half of which from overseas (54%) and almost a third of which (28%) in the top two tiers of publicationsas established by the Scopus, Web of Science, and Scielo databases.

UnB has over 500 research groups in the Research Groups Registry (http://lattes.cnpq.br/web/dgp) of the CNPq (Brazilian Science and Technology Graduate Education and Research Agency), some of which have international members. Around 60% of the university’s faculty have research projects linked to these groups. Strategic and multidisciplinary research themes consider the UnB expertise and the global context. These and other themes are supported by more of 500 research groups in the university.





The Technology Development Center (UnB's Innovation Agency) activities cover mainly four areas (http://cdt.unb.br/en/):

  1. Education, Research and Entrepreneurship diffusion, by mean of two initiatives: a) Junior Company Program, to support creation and development of junior companies; b) Entrepreneur’s School, a program to encourage the entrepreneurial culture into the academic context and business environment;
  2. Trade and exchange of technologies: a) Intellectual Property Office, responsible for the protection and management of technologies developed by the academic community. It has protected 466 intangible assets. Currently, the University of Brasilia has 236 national and international patent applications under analysis, 38 granted patents (17 national and 21 international), 115 software registrations, 28 industrial design registrations, 70 trademark registrations and 16 protections by cultivars; b) Technology Trading’s Agency: the agency has already transferred 100 technologies to private and public sectors, including 74 patents from in house researchers.
  3. New business development, mainly by startups multi-incubation process: a) Technology-based company incubator: to support entrepreneurs to develop a project and create a business; b) Social Technology Incubator: to develop social entrepreneurship by stimulating the entrepreneurial and innovative culture of the community. To date, 170 companies were incubated and 70 graduated in the UnB Multi-incubator.

Science and Technology Park (PCTec)

The Science and Technology Park of the University of Brasilia (www.pctec.unb.br) was created in 2007 and became a complementary agency of the university in 2018. The agency targets developing the regional innovation ecosystem by creating partnerships, policies and serving as a bridge between the external institutions and the university’s laboratories, for providing scientific and technological services. In particular, the agency works on the following actions:

  • Attract Investments for the University on the technological innovation context,
  • Create opportunities for new research projects between the University and Enterprises;
  • Establish partnerships with institutions focused on Research and Innovation;
  • Contribute to the economy of the Brasilia region;
  • Transform the results from Research into products, processes and technological services;
  • Support partnerships between UnB and public and private organizations involved in research, social development, and technological innovation;
  • Provide trainee opportunities for UnB students, as well as facilitate their insertion in the labor market; and
  • Support business development and management of PCTec/UnB companies.