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Brazil Launches Science Without Borders

The Brazilian government has announced of the world’s largest funded student exchange programs. It intends to send over 100,000 students around the world by 2014. Science without Borders is a large scale nationwide scholarship program primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand the initiatives of science and technology, innovation and competitiveness through international mobility of undergraduate and graduate students and researchers. The program is a joint effort of the Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) through their respective funding agencies – CAPES and CNPq.

This is an impressive program which was initiated by President Dilama Rousseff. It is a clear indication that Brazil intends to compete in science and technology in an unprecedented way.

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