The importance of formalizing international agreements
- 1) Informal agreements do not have legal validity. Formalizing the agreement in PROINTER gives legal backing and institutionally validates the international scientific cooperation with foreign institutions.
- 2) Formalization guarantees rights, such as: Authorization to take international trips, agility to execute joint degree and co-supervision agreements, support to make international publications, facilitation of students’ and researchers’ mobility, access to languages and to the services provided by the Academic Disciplines; in short, institutional, organizational and administrative support so that international partnerships flow smoothly.
- 3) Formalization also ensures the sharing of infrastructure - physical space where teachers, researchers and students can develop their scientific, artistic and cultural activities, and practice languages.
- 4) Formalization gives visibility to what UFPA, as the greatest teaching, research and extension institution of the Amazon region, accomplishes in the sphere of international partnerships, enabling to improve its classification in rankings. This also applies to undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
- 5) Formalization enables other institutes and programs involved in international partnerships to know what their institutional partners are doing in terms of scientific, technological and artistic development, which favors intra-institutional cooperation and has a positive impact.