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June 12, 2015

UMass Boston and Brazil’s Universidade Tiradentes Launch the Tiradentes Institute at UMass Boston

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The University of Massachusetts Boston and the Universidade Tiradentes of Aracaju, Brazil signed a partnership agreement last month to create The Tiradentes Institute at UMass Boston.

 “We are thrilled that we are launching this joint international institute with Universidade Tiradentes, as it will have a great impact on the internationalization efforts of both institutions. The institute will promote cross-cultural interactions and foster greater academic and scholarly experiences and opportunities for students, faculty and staff,” said Schuyler Korban, vice provost and director of the Office of Global Programs. More important, this institute will have a significant impact on building stronger ties between our two countries.”

The Tiradentes Institute will support students, faculty, and researchers from both universities who wish to enhance their educational experiences and scholarly pursuits through international and multicultural experiences. The institute will serve as a facilitator and a hub for joint academic programs, as well as scientific research projects, which may also include other universities in Brazil and the United States.

“To have UMass Boston as a partner gives us a certainty that we are moving on the right track, forming professionals and citizens capable of contributing to the development of society, wherever they are," said the Universidade Tiradentes Rector Jouberto Uchôa de Mendonça.

UMass Boston Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Winston Langley says this partnership is just one example of UMass Boston’s expanded international reach.

“The Tiradentes Institute at UMass Boston will provide many opportunities for our students, faculty, and staff, and to those of our partner, Tiradentes University, as well, and beyond. I am very pleased we have taken this initiative,” Langley said.