Interview with Professor Carlos Khoury (UFBA)
1. You have travelled far in your life, which countries did you visit and which ones did you live and work in?
"I have traveled to many countries as a tourist like Argentina, Chile, Cuba and Peru in South America, USA in North America, Portugal, Spain, France, German, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia and Turkey in Europe.
As part of my education I lived for six months in Sweden participating on an interchanging program in my MBA, one year in USA as part of my doctor studies and I am spending these six months here in Germany for research purposes."
2. Why do you think it is important to gather some experiences in foreign countries/ cultures?
"Because the students can broaden their vision of the world and they can observe different behaviors of people."
3. What qualifies Brazil and especially the UFBA as a fruitful exchange partner?
"Brazil is a huge country with a very different culture compared to Germany, many German Corporate Companies have unities in Brazil. These companies will probably value employees that have better understanding of what is going on in their branches. UFBA is one the biggest university in Brazil and is often well evaluated as one of the best in Brazil."
4. What will the students be taking with them, when leaving Brasil?
"I think after all, the students will have a better understanding of the challengings the Brazilian society has to face in economical and social issues."