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IEA research group participates in the FAPESP Week North Carolina

by Richard Meckien - published Oct 23, 2013 05:30 PM - - last modified Oct 23, 2013 05:43 PM

Symposium in North Carolina seeks to strenghten the relationship between Brazilian and American researchers and is part of the celebrations of FAPESP's Golden Jubilee.

Maritta Koch-Weser, coordinator of IEA’s ‘Amazon Transformation: History and Perspectives’ research group, will attend the symposium FAPESP Week North Carolina from November 10 to 12, where she will present the project Rainforest Continent Business School, a pioneering initiative aimed at the training of human resources and sustainable business in tropical forests.

The symposium will address health sciences, biodiversity and environmental sciences, physical sciences and educational opportunities, with the participation of researchers from institutions of São Paulo and the USA. The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen the relationship between Brazilian and American researchers, encouraging and valuing studies and research in various areas of knowledge.

The symposium is a partnership between FAPESP, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Chapel Hill, the North Carolina State University and the Woodrow Wilson Center’ Brazil Institute. The event includes a celebrating programme for the Golden Jubilee of FAPESP, comprising symposia from 2011 to 2013 in Washington, Cambridge and Morgantown (USA), Toronto (Canada), London (UK), Madrid and Salamanca (Spain), and Tokyo (Japan).


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