Agreements and partnerships

NucCon researchers’ have established partnerships and agreements with other Brazilian and international research groups and institutions.

International Agreements

In progress: the international cooperation project “Timor/Brazil Partnership for Public Interest Communication” (selected by PAPCI – a UFMG Support Program for International Cooperation Projects – Call 006/2016), which involves the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Center University of Belo Horizonte (Uni-BH) and the National University Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL)

From 2013 until 2015, NucCon researchers’ developed the research “International Cooperation Russia-Brazil Major Sport Events: Social Commotion in Global Media” together with researchers of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE/Moscou). The main aim was to discuss the media configuration of sports’ mega events, in a comparative perspective of Winter Olympics (Sochi/2014) and World Cup (Brazil/2014), considering communication, cultural and political implications.

There were two in-person meetings in October 2014 at HSE/Moscow and in October 2015 at UFMG/Brazil, which resulted in several publications in qualified journals and books.

Also from 2013 to 2015, NucCon held an cooperation agreement with researchers from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in Spain, that resulted in:

a) development of the thesis “A crítica jornalística de cinema na internet: um dispositivo em transformação”(“The journalism critic about film on the internet: a device in transformation”), written by Dra. Carolina Braga with a co-tutorship by Prof. Dra. Carme Ferré Pavia (UAB/Spain) and Prof. Dra. Geane Carvalho Alzamora (UFMG/Brazil), defended at UAB in February 2013;

b) publication of a collection of articles written by researchers from NucCon/UFMG and InCom/UAB, organized by Carme Ferré Pavia – “The use of social media: citizenship, politics and communication – research in Spain and Brazil” published by the Institut de la Comunicació, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2014. (download .PDF)

Brazilian Agreements

Since 2013, NucCon established a partnership with the research group “Text Mining, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning” (MTPLNAM)  of the Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Vale do Mucuri (UFVJM), based on Diamantina, Minas Gerais. The focus is on collection, processing and visualization of online social media data. This agreement resulted in a seminar held on December 2014 in Diamantina and the development of a platform of Data Collection. These activities are developed in partnership with Labic/UFES (Laboratory on Image and Cyberculture Studies), located in Vitória, Espírito Santo, that offer technical support.

Other Institutional Conversations


From August 2014 until July 2015, Prof. Geane Alzamora developed her post-doctorate research “A configuração transmidiática do jornalismo multiplataforma de Telenotícies/TV3 – revisões teóricas e metodológicas” (Transmedia configuration at multiplatform journalism of Telenotícies/TV3: theoretical and methodological reviews) with a fellowship program by Capes – BEX 2390/14-0 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona/Spain, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Carlos Scolari.

Split-site PhD Abroad

– Lorena Peret Teixeira Tárcia – Exchange program during her PhD at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Carlos Scolari from September 2013 until march 2014.

– Tacyana Arce – Exchange Program during her PhD at Medialab/SciencesPo, in Paris, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Tommaso Venturini, from September 2014 until march 2015.

– Natália Moura – Exchange Program during her PhD at the Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts of The Pennsylvania State University, at United States, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Vicent Colapietro, from February until July 2015.

– Tiago Barcelos – Exchange Program during his PhD at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), in Paris, under supervision of Prof. Francis Chateauraynaud, from april until october 2016.