Instituto Camões (Portugal)

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Promoting Portuguese Language & Culture Abroad[edit]


The Centre aims at promoting an understanding of Portugal and enhancing the prominence of the Portuguese language through the development of Portuguese Studies and develop the knowledge of Portuguese language, culture, history, politics and society. The Centre organizes interdisciplinary symposia involving Portuguese cultures, mediates protocols with Portuguese universities, promotes the exchange of professors and students and coordinates and develops Portugal -related research capabilities, building links with Portuguese organizations and institutions in education and the cultural sector. Run by the Portuguese government, a heavy emphasis is put on educational activities, particularly at university level, through the act of negotiating international exchange agreements and pushing for the integration of the Portuguese language in university curriculums worldwide.