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Recent Projects

REGSA Project (2011-2014): Under the auspices of European Commission Development and Cooperation Agency, I am co-investigating the promotion of innovation in Renewable Electricity Generation in South America (REGSA):, a project enabling participant countries the chance to promote renewable energy in rural electrification while fostering local job opportunities.

JELARE Project (2008-2011) : Completed European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energies Market Research Project (JELARE),, on behalf of the European Commission Development and Cooperation Agency (EuropeAid).

FIPSE-CAPES (2004-2009): US and Brazil Consortia of International Business, (2004 to 2009)
Under auspices of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), USA, developed ongoing partnership between three South-eastern U.S. universities and three universities in Brazil to facilitate seamless exchange of students and faculty between these institutions



I have known Youssef for almost ten years, in different academic and administrative
positions, and I have always been impressed with his dedication and professionalism.

Dr. Carlos Rodrigues, Associate Professor, Cameron School of Business, UNCW, North Carolina.


"Dr. Youssef's combination of academic and administrative skills comes "bundled" in a friendly, sincere and caring fellow.  He is creative, sensitive and flexible, which makes him respected and admired by students, peers, and the school staff. "

​​Dr. José Baltazar D´Andrade Guerra, Dean of Unisul Business School, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

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