Objective 1 – To build capacities of students, young PhD’s and professors abroad: internationalization is an essential part of the training of students, young PhD’s and professors linked to this PPGCP project, through short courses and missions, sandwich-doctoral programs and postdoctoral missions. Short and long-term training activities are an important step in the development and expansion of research networks and bi-national or multinational diplomas at master’s and doctoral level (for instance, through co-supervisions).

Objective 2 – To consolidate and expand research networks and international-comparative databases: continuously mapping and monitoring international calls to develop research and training in partnership with foreign universities is a fundamental strategy for the internationalization of PPGCP. Thanks to international networks, national researchers will be able to build trust relationships that may lead to joint supervisions of doctoral theses, invitations to participate in international higher education programs, the development of international and comparative methodologies, the construction of international databases as well as joint publications in books and impact journals referenced in QUALIS-CAPES. In this sense, projects will be formulated for submission to international agencies, and seminars and international lectures will also be organized in the city of Rio de Janeiro. In addition, professors from foreign universities will be integrated into teaching activities in the PPGCP, in the same way that young doctors and professors from PPGCP will participate in training programs in foreign universities.

Objective 3 – To increase the impact of international publications: the researchers involved in this project have extensive experience of publishing in international journals. During the implementation of this project, the capabilities of publishing in international publishers (books) and in high-impact journals will be expanded, focusing on the best journals from QUALIS-CAPES, Web of Sciences and Scopus. Among the international publication strategies, this project will privilege partnerships involving professors and PhD students from the PPGCP, IESP faculty and foreign universities, as well as partnerships between national young PhD’s and foreign doctoral students. The main journals of high impact in the area of ​​international relations will be mapped and special issues will be proposed involving partnerships with national and foreign researchers. The comparative perspective mentioned in the previous objective will be privileged in the development of manuscripts destined to high impact periodicals.