Cintia Denise Granja

PhD fellow

Cintia Granja is a PhD Fellow at United Nations University (UNU-MERIT). She holds a bachelor degree in Economics and a master in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. In her master's research she evaluated the impacts of a Brazilian student mobility programme (called Science without Borders) focused on the improvement of Brazilian science and technology. Her PhD thesis is entitled "Students in International Mobility Programs and Attitudes Towards Inequality".

Interests: public policy; evaluation of public policies and programmes; internationalisation of higher education.

Academic/Teaching Experience:

  1. Tutor (Teacher Assistant) for the Public Policy course in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development of the Maastricht University’s Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) and UNU-MERIT (Aug 2019).
  2. Tutor (Teacher Assistant) for the Public Economics course in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development of the MGSoG and UNU-MERIT(Sep 2019).
  3. Tutor (Teacher Assistant) for the Public Policy Analysis course in the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development of the MGSoG and UNU-MERIT(Oct 2019 - Dec 2019).
  4. Tutor (Teacher Assistant) for the Policy and Programme Evaluation course in the PhD Programme on Innovation, Economics and Governance for Development of the UNU-MERIT (Sep 2019 - Dec 2019).
  5. Tutor (Student Supervisor) for the Proposal Development Module of the Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) course of the UNU-MERIT (Sep 2019 - Dec 2019).
  6. Internship in the Laboratory of Technology and Innovation Management, from the Department of Science and Technology Policy of the Institute of Geosciences (DPCT / IGE) at the University of Campinas (Apr 2015 - Dec 2015).
  7. Teacher Assistant in Mathematical Economics and in Microeconomics in the Bachelor's program in Economics at the University of Campinas (2014 - 2015).

 

Grants/Awards:

  1. UNIGOU: Visiting Researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Economics in Prague, through a scholarship by the UNIGOU program (Jan 2015 - Feb 2015).
  2. Formula Santander: Exchange Student at the Department of Economics at the University of Essex (UK), with a full-scholarship sponsored by the Santander Universities Organisation.
  3. Youth Ambassador: exchange scholarship program sponsored by the United States Department, being one of the 35 selected over 4000 Brazilians to represent Brazil and its culture in the USA in 2010.
  4. Three honorable mention in Mathematics, through the Brazilian Mathematical Olympiad of Public Schools (OBMEP) (2005; 2006; 2008).

 

Volunteer work:

  1. Worked with young American leaders in Brazil, as a monitor of volunteer activities and of leadership activities and as a voluntary teacher of Portuguese, through the U.S. Youth Ambassadors program (2013).
  2. Worked as a volunteer for 3 years as an English tutor in a Brazilian public school (2006-2009).

 

Languages:

  1. Portuguese (native language)
  2. English (advanced level)
  3. Spanish (intermediate level)

 

Work Presentation at Conferences/Seminars:

  1. XI National Meeting on Migration. Diáspora Brasileira de Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação [Brazilian Diaspora of Science, Technology and Innovation]. São Paulo (Brazil). 2019. (Conference)
  2. 1st Seminar of STI Policy Evaluation. Avaliação Institucional do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras na Universidade Estadual de Campinas [Institutional Assessment of the Science without Borders Programme at the University of Campinas]. Brasilia (Brazil). 2018. (Seminar)
  3. Evaluation 2018. Science without Borders (SwB) programme and the systemic failure in the public policy cycle. Cleaveland (US). 2018. (Conference)
  4. UNICAMP Scientific Initiation Conference. Evolução Industrial do Município de Indaiatuba/SP [Industrial Evolution of the Municipality of Indaiatuba / SP]. University of Campinas. 2013. (Conference)

 

Bibliographic Production:

  1. GRANJA, C.D.; CARNEIRO, A.M.A. Avaliação Institucional do Programa Ciência sem Fronteiras na Universidade Estadual de Campinas [Institutional Assessment of the Science without Borders Programme at the University of Campinas]. 1st Seminar of STI Policy Evaluation. Brasilia (Brazil). 2018.
  2. GRANJA, C.D.. Avaliação institucional do programa Ciência sem Fronteiras na Universidade Estadual de Campinas [Institutional Assessment of the Science without Borders Programme at the University of Campinas]. 2018. (Master’s Thesis)
  3. GRANJA, C. D.. Capacitação tecnológica de empresas brasileiras [Technological Capabilities of Brazilian Companies]. 2015 (Monography).
  4. GRANJA, C. D.. Evolução Industrial no Município de Indaiatuba/SP [Industrial Evolution in the Municipality of Indaiatuba]. 2013 (Undergraduate Research).



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