Between the 25th and the 27th of November 2013, the Centre for the Study of Territorial Development of the Faculty of European Studies and the Centre for Regional Geography of the Faculty of Geography, in partnership with the Brazilian Cultural Centre “Casa do Brasil” of Babeş-Bolyai University, organized the visit of Professor Jandir Ferrera de Lima, Vice-Rector of Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná (UNIOESTE), Toledo, Brazil. Graduate in Economics at the University of Cruz Alta, Brazil, with a Master’s degree in the same field at the University of Bahia and a PhD in Regional Development at the University of Quebec, Chicoutimi, Canada, Mr Jandir Ferrera de Lima is Professor at Unioeste, Toledo, since 1997. He is also member of the International Association of Regional Sciences and of the Research Centre for Spatial Development, Canada.
Professor Ferrera de Lima’s visit represented a good opportunity for discussions on regional issues, the initiation of cooperation agreements at institutional level, encouragement of exchanges of undergraduate students, application for specific Romania-Brazil bilateral cooperation projects or publication of scholarly papers in the journals of the two universities. During the “Brazilian Nights” event, Professor Ferrera de Lima delivered a lecture on territorial development entitled Interventions in Rural Development (in French), enjoying an exciting feedback from the audience.