Saab to offer scholarships to Brazilians

The Swedish company Saab, together with “Plano Brasil Maior” and “Ciência sem fronteiras” initiatives, will contribute with more than 100 research scholarships in Sweden for Brazilians seeking their PhDs, post-doctorate and senior researchers, during the next three years.

The research scholarship program will be coordinated by the Swedish Brazilian Research & Innovation Center (CISB) that was recently opened in São Bernardo do Campo and is a Saab initiative to connect industries, the academic world and Swedish and Brazilian government-owned institutions.

Image: The research scholarship program will be coordinated by the Swedish Brazilian Research & Innovation Center (CISB) that was recently opened in São Bernardo do Campo.
Image: The research scholarship program will be coordinated by the Swedish Brazilian Research & Innovation Center (CISB) that was recently opened in São Bernardo do Campo.

Industrial involvement in CISB will ensure that research scholarships have a clear innovation focus thereby contributing to strengthen both nations’ industrial bases. The close cooperation between academia, industry and public institutions (triple helix) to find new innovation challenges is a trademark of both CISB and the Swedish Innovation System.

“We expect that these scholarships are the cornerstones that will enhance and establish a long-term scientific and technology cooperation between Swedish and Brazilian institutions,” said Håkan Buskhe, Saab CEO.