23-25 September 2013 at USP:

UGPN conference and Executive Committee Meeting:  University of São Paulo
Programme includes:
Festival of Research: Engineering; Health Sciences; Humanities
Thematic seminars:  Entrepreneurship; Student Mobility
Campus Visits : San Carlos; Ribeirão Preto; Pirassununga

21-28 July 2013 at USP:

Second UGPN Interdisciplinary Doctoral Seminar:  Water Security
Hosted by the University of São Paulo, five doctoral students from each UGPN partner University will discuss water and economic development, water and human health, wastewater treatment and reuse, adaptation to extreme events, ecosystems and agriculture, and water governance.


28-30 January 2013 at NC State:

Opportunities to grow new faculty-based partnerships and to enhance existing partnerships. There will be a particular focus on water resources, with sessions on dams, climate change, energy, water quality, biodiversity and water resources for agriculture and fisheries.  

Further information is available on the NC State website.

12-14 September 2012 at the University of Surrey:

Ways to deepen and expand the collaboration between the three partners (University of São Paulo, North Carolina State University and the University of Surrey). Programme includes:

  • Keynote speeches from leading academics at each of the UGPN partners
  • In-depth discussions on a range of research themes, including: business management; cardiovascular disease; biosensors; engineering and tourism
  • A workshop on international research funding opportunities
  • A meeting of the UGPN’s Executive Committee to discuss the future direction of the partnership
Draft programme Sept 5 (225.8KB - Requires Adobe Reader)

Please contact Peter Shelley for further information

21-29 July 2012

UGPN Doctoral Seminar on International Climate Change

North Carolina State University will host the The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) doctoral seminar on International Climate Change from 21 to 29 July, 2012. Five doctoral students from each UGPN partner University (University of São Paulo, North Carolina State University and the University of Surrey) will explore the latest International research on climate change with academics, researchers and policy-makers from around the world.

19-22 March 2012

UGPN meeting and mini-conference hosted by USP

Between March 19-22, Universidade de São Paulo hosted the UGPN (University Global Partnership Network) meeting, with representatives of the three universities involved - USP, the University
of Surrey (UK) and the North Carolina State University (NC State).

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Mini conference strengthens partnership

A mini-conference examining entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate governance, and sustainability is the latest activity of the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN).

30 August to 1 September 2011

University Global Partnership Network Launch

A new learning and research partnership will be launched at the University of Surrey at the end of this month.  

The University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) sets out to create a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from some of the world’s top universities to work together on issues of global importance.

Over time, the UGPN will give serious international experience both to the research communities and student bodies of all partner organisations.

Current joint projects already underway include research into climate change, care for the aged, cardiovascular disease, neuropsychology, political intervention and veterinary science.