DILI, 07 september 2023 ( TATOLI)– The University of Timor Loro Sa’e (UNTL) together with the Embassy of Brazil in Timor – Leste conduct a seminar on the International Doctoral Program (DINTER) to celebrate the 201st Independence Day of Brazil.
The coordinator of the DINTER program of UNTL, Benjamin Cortereal The seminar entitled’ Promote the Portuguese language through Education’ was conducted to celebrate Brazil’s Independence Day which is celebrated every September 7.
“UNTL and the Presbyterian Mackenzie University opened the Doctoral of Portuges course and literature in UNTL last year where 13 Doctoral candidates students were the beneficiaries of these opportunities, therefore this event we invite all candidates of Timorese Doctoral to promote the Portuguese language through research,” said Cortereal.
With this cooperation, the Ambassador of Brazil to Timor-Leste, Mauricio Medeiros Assis, appreciated for organizing the seminar, adding that this program is very crucial to promoting the Portuguese Language in Timor-Leste.
“Brazil had independence 200 years ago, and we have been experiencing the development of the Portugues language, therefore, we have conducted bilateral cooperation in the area of education with the Presbyterian Mackenzie University from Brazil and UNTL to develop the Portuguese language through the DINTER program aiming to prepare the human resource to ensure the quality of education in Timor – Leste,” said Ambassador Assis.
At the same place the Minister of Higher Education Science and Culture, José Honorio da Costa Pereira, congratulated Brazil for the celebration of its 201 Independence Day and thanked the Government of Brazil for the support provided so far.
” On behalf of the Government of Timor – Leste I thanked the Government of Brazil which had supported the development of the Portugues language through the cooperation made with UNTL and the Presbyterian Mackenzie University in opening the Doctoral program in UNTL, With this program, we can produce more human resource to ensuring the quality of education in the future,” he concluded.
Journalist: Camilio de Sousa
Editor: Nelia B.