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As Brazil Expands Access to Higher Education, What Are the Impacts?

As Brazil Expands Access to Higher Education, What Are the Impacts?

About a decade ago, the political party in power in Brazil launched a massive initiative to make high-quality, affordable university degrees accessible to students from low-income families. This past summer, the president of that party faced impeachment, and Brazil’s economy was on the brink of collapse. A group of eight students on a Duke-sponsored research […]

Duke Brazil Initiative Opens Research Grants

Duke Brazil Initiative Opens Research Grants

Deadline: March 3, 2017 The Duke Brazil Initiative (DBI) is offering research grants for both individual and group projects focused on Brazil. We particularly encourage proposals that align with the DBI and Global Brazil Lab on-going activities or signature initiatives (social mobility and education, energy and environment, arts and curation) although new ideas from any discipline […]

Duke-Brazil Collaboration Explores the Cost of Opportunity in Higher Education

Duke-Brazil Collaboration Explores the Cost of Opportunity in Higher Education

Professor of History John French, Global Brazil Lab co-director and Bass Connections team leader, talks about the immersive experience of taking Duke students to the Baixada Fluminense on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Duke undergraduates and graduate students were able to collaborate with Brazilian students as they tackled the issue of accessible college education for […]