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 visit to Brazil to a city called CURITIBA in October, we are now organizing the trip with 7 students that will come with us to learn more about the software development processes in Brazil. In this week we will focus on software engineering and software security, UX design and sustainability goals. 

Read more about the university we will visit at their page:

Next year we will go to MANAUS! The focus will be on gender! If you are interested please contact Prof. Daniela Soares Cruzes or Prof. Letizia Jaccheri or register here to show your interest in the trip to Brazil and we will contact you!



We will have a visit to Brazil to a city called Trondheim, the trip will happen from 15-30th of September and we will receive 9 stdudents and 4 professors from Brazil. This trip is target to Brazilian Students in the partner universities. In these weeks we will focus on software engineering and software security, UX design and sustainability goals. First the students will go 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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Next year we will have the same! If you are interested please contact Prof. Daniela Soares Cruzes or register here to show your interest in the trip to Norway and we will contact you! 




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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