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University of Warwick announces new Brazil Partnership Fund

University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift has announced today, Friday 24th June, a new Brazil Partnership Development Fund at the University. He announced the new fund immediately on his return from a delegation to Brazil of Cabinet Ministers and UK University Vice-Chancellors and business leaders, led by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

The University of Warwick Brazil Partnership Development Fund will add new Brazilian research links to the already strong Brazilian student and research presence at Warwick.

University of Warwick Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift said:

"Warwick already has a long established community of Brazilian students. Four of which are already on Warwick scholarships, and more are expected to take up one of Warwick’s 17 Chancellor’s International Scholarships."  

"This new initiative The Brazil Partnership Development Fund (BPDF) is designed to support the development of research and other partnerships with key Brazilian higher education institutes."

Warwick Students' Union President Daniel Stevens, who is himself a Brazilian student, said:

"This is exciting news. This is a fantastic initiative to bring together Brazil’s rising knowledge economy and cultural wealth with Warwick's excellent teaching and research. I have no doubt that both Warwick and Brazil will benefit from this great exchange."

Notes for Editors: Find out more about Warwick’s Chancellor’s International Scholarships for PhD students 

For further information please contact:

Peter Dunn, email:
Head of Communications, Communications Office, University House,
University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 8UW, United Kingdom
UK Tel: 024 76 523708 Mobile 07767 655860

PR92 24th June 2011