Maria Leonor Alves Maia
Maria Leonor Alves Maia has been the dean of international affairs at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) in Brazil since 2012. As senior international officer, she is responsible for all international programs and activities at UFPE, which include strategic planning, exchange programs, and agreements with higher education institutions in other countries. Maia has also promoted the “internationalization at home” process at UFPE, bringing the Collaborative Online International Learning initiative to the university through the Brazilian Virtual Exchange Program (BRAVE), which she coordinates. Since 2018, Maia has acted as the president of FAUBAI (Brazilian Association for International Education), which includes almost 200 Brazilian higher education institutions.