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About King’s Brazil Institute

King’s College London has pioneered the study of Brazilian culture and history as a concentrated subject area since the Brazil Institute was founded in 2008. Today, we are leading research on the internal political and economic dynamics of Brazil – a global economic power.

We aim to foster teaching and learning on and with Brazil at King's and beyond. We offer supervision for MPhil/PhD research degrees relating to Brazil and utilise our academic expertise in a range of disciplinary departments across King's.

We coordinate and develop Brazil-related research capabilities and Brazil-focused programmes of study, while also building links with Brazilian organisations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government.

The defining characteristic of King's Brazil Institute is its blend of internationalism and interdisciplinarity.

Our objectives are: 

  • to serve as the intellectual locus for teaching and research pertaining to Brazil.
  • to foster cooperation in the study of and research on Brazil with other academic and cultural institutions.
  • to raise the profile of Brazil in the UK and around the world through events and publications in English.

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