DRI Facens

   Facens´s International Relations Office (DRI – Departamento de Relações Internacionais) is dedicated to attracting and developing international partnerships and projects, sending and welcoming students and teachers from partner institutions based in Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the USA.

   In addition, DRI seeks to further strengthen our established partnerships, attract international students, increase the visibility of FACENS abroad, organize events and actions that enable the internationalization of the campus, monitor the opening of calls for proposals and funding for research and international projects, among others.


The process of internationalization of Facens started in 2012, when the first students went to study abroad by the government scholarship program – “Science without Borders”. In 2015, DRI (Facens’ International Relations Office) was created.

Since then, the department has been working on the internationalization of Facens with social responsibility and the development of programs, projects and partnerships with institutions from all over the world.


To create opportunities for the promotion of knowledge and leadership in a global context.


To be a global network of international partnerships that aims at social responsibility and the best educational development.



Incoming - Instituto Politécnico da Guarda - Portugal

"The experience was undoubtedly positive, providing an immeasurable personal and professional growth. Undoubtely, I would recommend Facens as an international exchange destination, as I have already recommended before. Studying at Facens is to be cheerful every day."


Incoming - International Intern - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich/Switzerland

"At Facens I had the opportunity to have contact with areas of engineering that I did not know and which I began to appreciate, and that will be part of my future studies. [...] I will return home with a stronger cultural background [...]."


Outgoing - Global Study (exchange) - Università degli Studi di Firenze (UNIFI)/Italy

"[...] My adaptation so far has been positive. I quickly established a routine, I’m in a place I’ve planned and prepared to be for years, so language is no longer a barrier. [...]"


Incoming -  Double Degree - Universitat de Lleida/Spain

"[...] It’s like a new life in a very short period of time, and I think it’s really cool. Wherever you’re from, I encourage everyone to take the opportunity."


Outgoing - Double Degree - Universitat de Lleida/Spain

"[...] I believe it will be a new challenge, totally different from the exchange I experienced in Lleida in 2019, but I believe it will be of great personal and professional growth.. [...]"


Outgoing - Professional Experience (internship) - Fraunhofer Institute/Germany

"[...] I would like to say that this project is incredible, in both personal and professional matters, and so I recommend it, so that more people have this same opportunity."