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Camilo Santana, Minister of Education from Brazil, visits King's College London

Dr Vinicius de Carvalho and Dr Andreza de Souza Santos (King’s Brazil Institute) welcome the Brazilian Minister of Education, Camilo de Santana, along with Katia Schweickardt (Secretary of Basic Education) and CAPES president Mercedes Bustamante.

King’s College London had the honour of hosting esteemed guests from Brazil: the Minister of Education, Camilo Sobreira de Santana, along with the Secretary of Basic Education, Katia Helena Serafina Cruz Schweickardt, and CAPES President, Mercedes Maria Costa Bustamante.

Their visit coincided with the prestigious Education World Forum (EWF), the largest gathering of education and skills ministers, where ministers from around the globe unite to shape the future of education.

At King’s, the ministerial team had the opportunity to engage with students, researchers, and academic staff from Brazil and various corners of the world. The discussions were truly enlightening, covering a wide range of topics, including the thriving Brazilian Scientific Diaspora, technical education, and environmental education. It was evident that the Brazilian Ministry of Education is committed to positioning Brazil on the international stage once again.

The ministerial team was accompanied by the Brazilian Embassy in London and delegates from the British Council.

Additionally, Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho, Vice Dean (International) of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, presented the work developed at the STEM Education Hub to the minister.

A noteworthy highlight of the event was the announcement of a new call for the Rio Branco Chair at King’s College London. This distinguished opportunity will provide funding for professors from Brazil, as well as support for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.

King’s College London takes great pride in fostering international collaboration and providing a platform for ground-breaking research. Further strengthening ties with Brazil and continuing to drive innovation in education and beyond is eagerly anticipated.

For more information on the new Rio Branco Chair call, please click here to access the CAPES website for updates.

For information on past editions, click here.

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