Our Team

Carlos Santos e Sousa

International Opportunities Coordinator University of Bradford | Council Member

I am an international higher education senior specialist and study/work abroad coordinator with wide-ranging experience in international network expansion, partnerships development and institutional representation, bid writing and evaluation, budget management, fee-paying overseas visiting students’ recruitment, international exchange programme management, study/work abroad guidance, and international student support and well-being. Between 2004 and 2014, I worked in a European Agency in Portugal supporting Erasmus mobilities and formation of Consortia for implementation of internships abroad; and I have supported higher education institutions in capacity building projects with the EU neighbouring countries. Since 2014 I have been working in the United Kingdom, first at Middlesex University (London) and currently at the University of Bradford (North of England). In my current role, I have managed to secure £2M of external funding to support exchanges under the Erasmus+ Programme; increased the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds participating in international opportunities; increased the number of international exchange partnerships; participated in several external working groups focusing on the value of short-term mobilities, the benefit of internationalisation at home, and I was part of the working group that contributed to the design of what today is known as the Turing Scheme. I thrive as an international higher education transformation specialist that embraces change and diversity in competitive environments and explores excellence in international opportunities focusing on client needs.