International Relations Office

The International Relations Office (or ARI, its Portuguese acronym) is linked to the Rector’s Office and plays a fundamental role in establishing partnerships with foreign institutions in order to reach agreements that facilitate international academic cooperation. For this purpose, it seeks to support initiatives for the exchange of the university community, to host foreign visitors, to assist students and teachers in their proposals for international cooperation and to identify opportunities for strengthening the university’s internationalization. ARI also hosts two Thematic Studies Centers: the Center for Afro-Brazilian Studies (NEAB) and the Center for Studies in Japanese Culture (NECJ).


Access ARI’s website here


Office opening hours:

ARI is open for the public from Mondays to Fridays, from 8:30 to 11:30hs and from 14:00 to 17:30hs.



Near the Central Library, just beside the LABESC building and next-doors with the bank branches Itau and Caixa.



Fabio de Oliveira Pitta (Head of the International Relations Office)   Link to CV-Lattes

Marina Phônlor Lemos (Secretary)

Larissa Hummel (Assistant for International Relations)




Cooperation agreements:

Phone: +55 43 3371 4188


The University’s section responsible for undergraduate affairs is the Pro-Rectory of Graduation (PROGRAD), whereas the section responsible for graduate affairs is the Pro-Rectory of Research and Post-graduation (PROPPG).