Sofia de Oliveira, MA started working as researcher at the Institute of International Management of the FH JOANNEUM Graz (University of Applied Sciences) in 2008. She holds a Master of Arts from the College of Education in Graz, Austria (2008) and a degree in English and Portuguese from the College of Education in Lisbon, Portugal (1998). In her professional career she has gathered valuable experiences in the field of international cooperation between higher education institutions, companies and social partners and carried out different roles in the management of European projects. Due to her interest in social and cultural sciences and based on the experience with diverse project teams, she also became a trainer in the field of Gender and Diversity management. In 2016 Sofia de Oliveira became an International Coordinator at the Institute of International Management where she is responsible for the semester abroad conducted by all students of the bachelor degree in International Management ( as well as the “Study Abroad Seminar” in which students are prepared for the exchange in one of the Institute’s partner universities around the world.