While Rutgers was one of 19 universities selected in 2012 to participate in the IIE IAPP Brazil program, Rutgers has a long history collaborating with Brazilian counterparts since the 1970s. These joint projects and endeavors include a tripartite agreement between Rutgers, Ohio State University, and the University of São Paulo that has led to:

  • An NSF plant biology graduate traineeship focusing on developing renewable and sustainable fuel

  • An ongoing research partnership identifying innovative renewable energy sources

  • A STEM exchange between SEBS and USP students for two-week symposia in the fall and spring

  • One of Rutgers’ first international double Ph.D. degrees in Plant Biology

Rutgers faculty collaborate with Brazil in other ways, including projects in anthropology and sociology, art history, childhood studies, engineering, history, mathematics, public health, and social work. Professors affiliated with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies offer courses related to Brazilian language, culture, and history.