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Home > Past editions > WWW-YES-2009-Brazil: the 9th edition

A special French-Brazilian edition in 2009

by Daniel Thevenot, Daniel Thevenot - published on , updated on

After 2007, 2009 is the second year of French - Brazilian bilateral cooperation. In 2007 Brazil was a special guest in France. In 2009, France is invited in Brazil. The purpose if this cooperation is to strengthen bilateral, cultural, scientific and principally commercial exchanges. The special 2009 edition of WWW-YES in Brazil was certified in December 2008 as a part of this program.

The special edition was held in Belo Horizonte, capital of the Minas Gerais state. The University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and especially its school of civil engineering has a long history of collaboration with the French National School of Civil Engineering (ENPC). In March 2009 a system joint diploma has been signed. Since 10 years two laboratories of both universities the Brazilian EHR/DESA and the French LEESU are developing joint research and capacity building programs. The special edition of WWW-YES was one of them.

The Brazil edition in Belo Horizonte was held from 26-30 October 2009. The registrations were opened till 15 June 2009 (second call).

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