After an initial success in Canada in 2010, the second edition of the CAIE took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from April 25 to 28, 2012. The event attracted over 615 participants from 32 countries spanning 4 continents. Over 300 higher education institutions40 national, regional and international university associations, and governmental agencies/authorities of 8 countries were represented at the CAIE 2012. Participants included university presidents and vice-presidents, directors of international relations and academic mobility, scholars specializing in themes related to the internationalization of higher education, and representatives from governments, the private sector and national, regional and international university/higher education organizations.

The program highlights of the CAIE 2012 included an Inaugural Ceremony, with interventions by Amaro Henrique Pessoa Lins, Secretary of Higher Education of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, Roberto de Souza Salles, President of the Universidade Federal Fluminense, and Marcia Rubio Correa, President of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and President of the IOHE. The CAIE 2012 also had the privilege to welcome His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Alvaro Toubes Prata, National Secretary for Technological Development and Innovation of Brazil, and the late Carlos Fuentes, internationally renowned Mexican writer and intellectual.

2012 Program

The event offered:

  • A Plenary Debate on Internationalization and Mobility;
  • A Plenary Interview on the Internationalization of Innovation, Science and Technology;
  • 21 workshops given by high-level representatives from HEIs and international organizations;
  • 50 concurrent sessions presented by 150 academics from the Americas and other regions;
  • A networking event organized by the Association of Brazilian Higher Education Institutions’ Offices for International Relations (FAUBAI);
  • A delegation of 35 Canadian university presidents, led by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC);
  • An exhibition space of higher education associations and institutions as well as sponsors of the CAIE-Brazil 2012; and
  • Cultural activities.

2012 Sponsors

List of sponsors that supported the CAIE Brazil 2012

  • Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT)
  • Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional (AMPEI), Mexico
  • BMI Media, United Kingdom
  • CALDO, Canada
  • Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), Canada
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, United States
  • Colombia Challenge Your Knowledge, Colombia
  • École de Technologie Supérieure (ÉTS), Canada
  • EducationUSA, United States
  • Foundation for the Support of Research in Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ), Brazil
  • FPP EDU-Media, Brazil
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany
  • ICEF, Germany
  • International Association of Universities (IAU), France
  • Laurentian University, Canada
  • The Ministry of International Relations of Quebec (MRI), Canada
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCPR), Peru
  • Pontifícia Universidad Católica do Paraná, Brazil
  • Santander Universidades, Brazil
  • Secretary of Health of Paraná State, Brazil
  • UFF Foundation/Brazilian Support Service for Small and Micro Businesses – Rio de Janeiro(SEBRAE-RJ), Brazil
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), Mexico
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (UIPR), United States
  • Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador
  • Universidad Veracruzana (UV), Mexico
  • University of Queensland (UQ), Australia

2012 Webinars


TITLE : Internationalization Higher Education Indicators: Measure your Institution’s capabilities!

SPEAKER : Eva Egron-Polak, Association internationale des universités


TITLE : Internationalization of Higher Education Brazil: Perspectives for CAEI 2012

SPEAKER : Dr. Sidney de Matos Mello, Universidade Federal Fluminense


TITLE : Indicators Used in Higher Education Internationalization

SPEAKER : Eva Egron-Polak, Association internationale des universités


TITLE : The professionalization of university managers in the internationalization of higher education

SPEAKER : Dr. Alan Boutet, Dalhousie University


TITLE : The Internationalization of Higher Education in Mexico: The case of the University of Monterrey

SPEAKER : Thomas Buntru, Universidad de Monterrey


TITLE : Internationalization of research in Brazil – Opportunities for international cooperation

: Leandro Tessler, Universidade Estadual de Campinas


TITLE : Trends in Student Mobility in the Americas: The Challenges and Benefits of Collecting and Interpreting Data

Raisa Belyavina, Deputy Vice-President, Research and Evaluation Institute of International Education (IIE)

Rajika Bhandari, Ph.D.


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