August 8, 2016, by Liz Cass

Q: What links Brazil with Nottingham? A: We do!

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - April 13, 2010: Maraca Stadium, world famous soccer stadium, originally built in 1950 to host FIFA World Cup. It will host opening & closing ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

They are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and several thousands of miles but The University of Nottingham has more links with Brazil than you might think.

Our video shows how our research collaborations with Brazilian institutions are changing the world’s biggest problems.

Nottingham has active collaborations with Brazil stretching back over three decades. Since 2011 we have worked in partnership with the University of Birmingham to extend and deepen our relations with Brazil

You are probably aware that The University of Nottingham won its first Nobel prize in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI). The Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre regularly hosts staff and research students from Brazil.

We also have ongoing major collaborations with Brazil in the fields of sustainable chemistry- specifically pharmacy, biomedical science, antimicrobial resistance, engineering, cold atoms physics and environmental science.

Daffs1Our research institutes also work closely with collaborators. On our Jubilee Campus The Institute for Aerospace Technology, which holds a £75m portfolio of research funding, works closely with collaborators in Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais.

And on UK shores The University of Nottingham’s International Office is home for the 60 Brazilians and 9,000 other foreign students who joined us last year.

The School of Education also has projects on ‘educational leadership’ with partners in Rio de Janeiro and staff at Nottingham University Business School investigate healthcare associated infection with researchers from USP and UFSC.

Our Sutton Bonington Campus is home to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science and the School of Biosciences -the lead schools in our Global Food Security research area with extensive contacts across the Brazilian agronomy research community and EMBRAPA institutes.

And as the Rio Olympics and Paralympics begin we are supporting all of our alumni athletes who are competing and hoping to bring home Gold.

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