The University of São Paulo (USP), which was established in 1934, is the largest higher education and research institution in Brazil. USP is composed of seven campuses, 40 learning and research units, five hospitals, five museums, five specialized institutes, as well as multiple experimental laboratories and centres of scientific and cultural diffusion. With approximately 700 regular courses in more than 3,400 disciplines, and more than 86,000 students, USP is a sprawling hub of academic activity.
USP is one of seven key strategic overseas partners for King’s. The partnership agreement, signed in 2008, is College-wide and builds on a range of links at School and department level. It aims to foster cooperation in various areas, including staff visits in both directions, exchange of students, the development of joint research and the development of joint PhD programmes.
King’s connections at USP include the Centro de Apoio à Pesquisa "Robin Murray": this research support facility for study into genetics and brain imaging at the Institute of Psychiatry at USP was named after Professor Robin Murray, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s, who has been a Visiting Professor at USP for more than 20 years.