UMass Boston Transnational Brazilian Project Launched
November 09, 2012
The Gastón Institute and the Office of International and Transnational Affairs (OITA) launched the UMass Boston Transnational Brazilian Project on September 27. Professor Eduardo Siqueira, MD, ScD, will coordinate the project.
The Transnational Brazilian Project aims to:
1. Organize a network of faculty and students at UMass Boston to promote transnational, transdisciplinary, and transcultural research, teaching, and service activities (focused on Brazilian immigrants in Massachusetts and the United States as well as Brazilians residing in Brazil); and
2. Promote academic collaborations between UMB and universities and government agencies in Brazil through short- and long-term exchange of students and faculty.
One of the first initiatives has been collaboration between the Brazilian Immigrant Center and the University of Boston to foster mutually beneficial engagement in the areas of research, training, and community service. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on November 9th.
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