First Amendment to the Cooperation Agreement for Research between FAPESP and University of Münster Versão em português

The São Paulo Research Foundation, established by Law nº 5.918, of October 18th, 1960, with headquarters at Rua Pio XI, 1500, Alto da Lapa, São Paulo, SP, enrolled in CNPJ/MF under nº 43.828.151/0001-45, herein represented according to article 11, “a” of Law nº 5.918, combined with its General Rule approved by Decree n° 40.132, of May 23, 1962, represented by its President, Prof Dr Marco Antonio Zago, in the exercise of the powers delegated by Act of the Governor of the State of São Paulo, published in the Official Gazette of the State, of September 29th, 2018, hereinafter referred to as FAPESP, and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (engl.: University of Münster), hereinafter referred to as WWU represented by its Rector, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels, and both hereinafter referred to as Parties”:

CONSIDERING the importance of promoting cooperation in scientific and technological research between WWU, Germany and the State of São Paulo, Brazil, wishing to strengthen this cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;

CONSIDERING the need to strengthen the links between the scientific communities of both countries and also to encourage new forms of collaboration between their research centers;


1. In accordance with clause 7.a of the original Agreement, the Parties agree to extend its duration for an additional five (5) years from when the Agreement was due to expire and, therefore, the Agreement shall now terminate on 15th October, 2024;

2. All other terms of the Agreement remain unchanged and in full force and effect.

3. All acts practiced under the Agreement are hereby ratified as from October 15, 2019 and until the date of effective signature of this instrument.

Declared their intentions, the Parties sign this Amendment in two (2) originals, in English and Portuguese versions, all texts being equally authentic. In case of divergence in interpretation, the English text will prevail.

Amendment signed on May 14, 2020.