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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 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 […]