University celebrates research partnerships with Brazil Week 2018

Brazilian undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham is celebrating its extensive engagement and research partnerships with top universities across Brazil with a week of exciting Brazilian-themed events.

The University’s second Brazil Week is open to all and celebrates Brazilian culture, ideas and research. Events range from insights into the world of diplomacy and corruption networks to lively discussions on Brazilian literature and film.

Events on the Edgbaston campus begin on Monday 5 March with Dr Marco Vieira, University of Birmingham, Dr Vinicius Carvalho, Kings College London Brazil Institute, and Professor Edmund Amman, Latin American Studies, University of Leiden exploring the challenges facing Brazil including peacekeeping and defence, economy and development and foreign policy. 

Following events include:

  • Brazil innovation roundtable with senior delegates from the Embassy of Brazil UK to discuss future partnership initiatives;
  • Screening of acclaimed documentary 'The Boy who Made a Museum', including discussion with the film’s director, Sergio Utsch;
  • Guest lecture by Professor Eduardo Viola from the University of Brasilia on climate change, the Amazon, and Brazil's role in the geopolitical arena;
  • Women in Brazilian History - round-table discussion focussing on the role of women in Brazilian History, spanning from the colonial to the modern period; 
  • Brazil Distinguished Lecture - Professor Vladimir Safatle, University of São Paulo, gives a unique insight into present-day Brazil, through the political left in Latin America; and 
  • The University of Birmingham's Brazilian postgraduate research community showcases its expertise.

Andréa Edwards, Director of International Development and Mobility, said:  “The University of Birmingham has extensive partnerships with top universities in Brazil and seeks to work collaboratively with them to answer some of the most challenging questions of the 21st Century.

“Following the success of our first Brazil Week last year, we’re delighted to invite people to take part in a range of exciting events. We look forward to welcoming visitors, staff, students and friends of the University to the exciting line-up of events that we have planned.”

Anyone interested in attending events during Brazil Week can find out more.

The University of Birmingham has more than 70 researchers engaged in partnerships with top Brazilian universities. It has particularly strong links with institutions in the Sao Paulo region, including Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), University of Campinas (UNICAMP), University of Sao Paulo (USP) and the Federal University of ABC (UFABC).

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For more information, please contact Tony Moran, International Communications Manager, University of Birmingham on +44 (0) 121 414 8254 or +44 (0)782 783 2312. For out-of-hours enquiries, please call +44 (0) 7789 921 165.

Notes to Editors

  • The University of Birmingham is ranked amongst the world’s top 100 institutions, its work brings people from across the world to Birmingham, including researchers and teachers and more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.
  • For more information about the University’s research partnerships in Brazil, please visit