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400 scholars to benefit as OSC, ICGBU sign MOU

Feb 14, 2024
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The Organization of Southern Cooperation (OSC) and the International Cooperation Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide up to 400 annual scholarships per year for Masters and Doctoral degrees to students from the universities of the OSC Member States to study in Brazil.  

The historic agreement was signed on the margins of the 14th International Congress of Higher Education “Universidad: 2024” that was held in Havana.

The MOU recognizes the necessity of South-South cooperation and solidarity for the emergence of a just, prosperous, and sustainable Third Way of Development which will transform the lives of students of the countries of the South.

It further states that OSC and GCUB, resolved to join efforts in service of their shared principles and common objectives on the modalities of their collaboration in the implementation of several projects in line with the Strategic Plan for 2023-2030 of OSC Member States and Associate Members.

OSC Secretary-General stated that the MOU is a historic step for the integration of our countries of the South to build education.

“Scholarships will have a transformative dimension in the lives of the beneficiaries. We should also note that the MOU is a concrete step in the way OSC has embarked on reshaping collaborative and win-win relationships between our countries of the South.”  Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam said.

The GCUB is an association of directors of high-level international Universities that offers a wide range of academic and professional opportunities at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with a particular interest in the internationalization of its member Universities. 

The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) was established on 29 January 2020 by countries and organizations from across the Global South at the International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education held in the Republic of Djibouti.

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