Our International Office
São Tomé and Príncipe
International Study Groups
African Studies Group (NEAF)
NEAF gathers professors, students and researchers from UFF and other universities in order to look into matters having to do with the African diaspora and the impact of the African presence in the Americas. The center is coordinated by an interdisciplinary team of professors.
Galician Studies Group (NUEG)
The Galician Studies Group works to promote the Galician language, literature and culture at UFF. NUEG offers extension courses, workshops, seminars and sponsors academic research. The Group is the result of a partnership with the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela and Xunta de Galicia.
BRICS Studies Group (NUBRICS)
The Group sponsors research and promotes multidisciplinary activities conducted by UFF professors about the BRICS countries.
In 2017 UFF joined the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Cathedra, created in 2003 by the United Nations High Commissariat for Refugees (UNHCR) in participation with several brazilian universities. At UFF, refugees can recognize their Undergraduation diplomas from their home countries, attend Portuguese for Foreigners classes, get aid to enter in a undergraduation course (including classes to be prepared to the selection exams) as well as legal, social and psychological aid.
Along with the Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFF holds a Chair on Language Policies for Multilingalism with UNESCO to research and promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation on global understanding for sustainability. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.