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NCI Student Meets with Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn

NCI student Anderson Augusto Simiscuka, a 21-year-old from Osasco in Brazil, recently met with Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn, in advance of Ireland’s first education mission to Brazil. Anderson is studying at NCI under the Science Without Borders programme. More than 1,000 science and engineering students from Brazil have started at Irish educational institutions this autumn, with a further 3,000 expected over the next four years.

In an Irish Times article on the topic, Anderson said:

“I’m studying a BSc in business information systems at the National College of Ireland. I chose it because the subjects offered are related to what I was already studying in Brazil and will complement my studies,” he says. “When I was in the first semester of my course in Brazil I got an internship, so I worked from 10am to 5pm, and classes are from 6.30pm to 11pm, Monday to Friday. It is common in Brazil to work and study at the same time. After a year I became a regular employee as a technical training analyst. My company had partners such as Cisco, Nice Systems, Verint and Convergys. When I go back to Brazil I hope to continue in the business-analysis area.”

Read the full article on the Irish Times website.