Software Engineering Practices and Experiences Exchange between Norway and Brazil


Flag Norway BrasilThis project aims to promote excellence in Software Engineering practice  by linking high-quality research and education of future researchers from Norway and Brazil. To achieve this goal, this UTFORSK project is structured to promote student and staff exchange, internationalization of education, research cooperation and joint seminars to allow young researchers to discuss their work with international scientists.






NTNU- Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
    Prof. Daniela S. Cruzes
    Prof. Letizia Jaccheri
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
    Prof. Sabrina Marczak
Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM)
    Prof. Tayana Conte 
Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR)
    Prof. Sheila Reinehr
    Prof. Andreia Malucelli



We will have a new mobility try to NORWAY in September 2023! To a city called Oslo and to Trondheim, the trip will happen from  from 12-23th of September and we will received 8 students and 4 professors from Brazil. This trip is target to Brazilian Students in the partner universities. In these weeks we will focused on software engineering, gender and diversity in software development. First the students will visit two software development companies in Oslo, then NTNU in Trondheim and attend the ACM WomenEncourage Conference in Tronhdeim. Contact us if you are interested in participating of this trip! Contact your professor at one of the partner universities. This program is limited to students from the universities participating in the project!

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In April 7 students and Two staff went to Manaus for new Mobility Trip. The focus this time was gender and diversity in software development. This trip is target to Norwegian Students in the partner universities. In these weeks they focused on software engineering, gender and diversity in software development. 

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We had a visit to a city called Trondheim, the trip happened from 15-30th of September and we  received 9 students and 4 professors from Brazil. This trip is target to Brazilian Students in the partner universities. In these weeks we  focused on software engineering and software security, UX design and sustainability goals. First the students went to ESEM conference in Finland, get to know more of the Nordic software development process culture. Then a week in Trondheim with an exciting program! 

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We had a visit to a city named Curitibe, the trip happened from October and we sent 7 students from NTNU to Brazil. This trip is target to Norwegian Students from NTNU. In these weeks we  focused on software engineering and software security, UX design and sustainability goals. First the students went to Sao Paulo where they visited some local software companies and then to Curitiba where they visited PUCPR and local companies. 





The main activities of this project are:

  • Short-term exchange of students and staff
  • Virtual Mobility
  • Joint student supervision
  • Joint seminars
  • Jointing Teaching and Changes in the Related courses



Why this project?

Why this project?

Norway has a growing demand for IT professionals, projected to outgrow the educational production to an estimated shortage of 10.000 professionals by 2030. Similar trends are documented elsewhere, as in the EU and US. In Brazil, the deficit can reach 70.000 by 2024. The Digital Agenda for Norway and Digital Agenda for Europe call for more and better candidates from IT studies. This project is a response to this acute need. 

Software permeates all aspects of society. In tomorrow's digital, automated, and globally connected society, software will be of even larger importance for solving global challenges. Software engineering is the research field that focuses on establishing new knowledge on key factors for the successful development of some of the most complex systems developed by humans. 

No country alone will be able to fulfil the demands. The workforce needs to be prepared to understand the cultural, technical and social aspects that the process of developing software have to address, which goes beyond only the programming activities. 

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Criteria for the Mobility Program

Applications to the mobility activities will be accepted at anytime. And there will be specific deadlines for each mobility activities.  Mobility activities will happen every year. There will be mobility activities from Brazil to Norway and from Norway to Brazil. The students from the originating country will be eligible to the mobility activities originating from that country.  

To qualify to participate in the mobility activities the applicant must be: 

  1. The applicant must be a undergrad or master student in one of the universities from the project: NTNU, UFAM, PUC-RS, PUC-PR; 

  1. The applicant must be active on participating and contributing to the different activities in the project, workshops, courses, training, collaboration with companies.  

  1. The applicant must have taken one or more courses of the ones in the course or be enrolled in one of the courses.   

The applications are evaluated by the professors from SENOBR project. The details, duration, focus, timeline and other details for each mobility activity will be published in the SENOBR website and in an advance of minimum 3 months before the date of the mobility activity.  


SENOBRis committed to ensuring equal opportunities and promoting diversity. People within the SENOBR activities are not discriminated against by race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status or disability. 


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