Looking back and looking forward: a first visit (of several?) to Brazil
Universities are centres of international collaboration. Aiming for and sustaining excellence in research and teaching involves partnerships and co-operation, and the drive to develop international alliances is very much part of this. In February this year I had the privilege to go as a Visiting Professor to the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Dentistry at the Federal University of Ceará [UFC], and following this visit my own university (Dundee in Scotland) and UFC plan to sign a memorandum of understanding that will reaffirm links between the two institutions. This article describes some of my experience in travelling to UFC, and discusses how the University of Dundee and UFC plan to develop partnership for the future -which includes a formal Visiting Professorship at UFC.