On the 27th of November, Kasper and Bernardino participated in a meeting hosted by our International Relationss Office at Limpertsberg Campus with a delegation of the newly established Pedro Pires Center for Cape Verdean Studies of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA. The delegation, consisting of its Director, Dr. Joao J. Rosa, and Luxembourg-born consultant Val Lopes, targeted the University of Luxembourg as a potential partner in the collaboration they are setting up with the University of Cape Verde and other institutions in Cape Verde. The University of Luxembourg and the University of Cape Verde have established a bilateral agreement for student and staff exchange several years ago, but not much students and staff have benefited from this partnership so far. The initiative of our American colleagues will hopefully lead to revitalise this existing agreement. We hope that the STAR project can contribute to this in whatever capacity, e.g. through our advisor Clementina Furtado.