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Brown University—Deepening a History of Brazilian Connections

Brown University is one of the oldest and most prestigious Ivy League institutions in the United States. Beyond this rich history, it is also an institution committed to innovation and engagement in the contemporary global world.

Outstanding Education
With one of the most selective admissions rates in the country, a Brown education is a guarantee of excellence. However, education is also highly student-driven and focuses both on the best academic traditions and the key knowledge for success in the modern world.

Brown University’s commitment to engaging with Brazil is unwavering. Thus far, the Ivy League institution has close to 80 faculty members involved with research or teaching pertinent to Brazil. In addition, The School of Professional Studies’ executive education programs are aimed at mid-career professionals and foster the development of change leaders in multiple disciplines. These innovative master’s program offerings include Healthcare Leadership and a world-class Executive MBA.

IE Brown Executive MBA
Brown’s partnership with IE Business School in Madrid exemplifies a commitment to global leadership. The IE Brown Executive MBA program is a 15-month program blended learning model designed to further business professionals’ skills and knowledge within a humanistic context.

This multi-national program is unlike any other MBA program. “It is unique in focus,” explained Associate Provost for Global Engagement, Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum. “Top executives and entrepreneurs in the IE-Brown Executive MBA value reflective and ethical leadership; in this unique program, they expand upon these skills and influence change in the global business community.”

Brazilian Connections
Brown’s connections with Brazil are long lasting and robust. Dr. Feigenbaum explained, “Our vision is for Brown to be the best place to study all things related to Brazil outside of Brazil. Our Brazilian Studies program reaches beyond Brazilian cultural history and includes Brazilian environmental studies, medicine, anthropology, and other disciplines. Brown University’s medical school has connections with several key Brazilian health organizations, and nearly 80 faculty members institution-wide are currently conducting research in Brazil.”

These Brown-Brazil connections include institutional partnerships, notably with IMPA, PUC-Rio, as well as emerging relationships with USP and FAPESP. Brown’s leadership looks forward to expanding personal, institutional, and academic relationships in Brazil.

Current Brazilian students take full advantage of these varied resources, making Brown their home for intellectual and professional development.


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