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City deepens collaboration with the University of São Paulo

USP is one of the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Latin America

by Sophie Cubbin (PR and Communications Manager)

A senior delegation from WC2 member, the University of São Paulo (USP), visited City to affirm the partnership between the universities and sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The MoU committed to exploring ways to expand and deepen collaboration between the two universities.

With 90,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, USP is the largest university in Brazil and one of the most prestigious higher education and research institutions in Latin America.by Rector, Professor Vahan Agopyan met with the President of City Professor Sir Paul Curran

The USP delegation, led by Rector, Professor Vahan Agopyan met with the President of City Professor Sir Paul Curran (pictured, right) and Vice-President (International), Professor Stanton Newman.

Discussions continued at City’s annual Rector’s Dinner at Mansion House, where the USP delegation were delighted to find artwork by Brazilian artists among the extensive collection.

Professor Stanton Newman commented:

We are delighted to formalise our long-standing partnership with USP. City stands to benefit hugely from USP’s diversity, scale and quality.

The University of São Paulo hosted the 3rd World Cities World Class University (WC2) Symposium in September 2017.

The Symposium is the annual meeting of the WC2 network, which was founded by City, University of London in 2010. Ten universities, located in the heart of major world cities make up the network which collectively explores cultural, environmental and political issues of common interest.

In addition to collaboration via the WC2 network, City has close links with USP’s School of Medicine, Speech and Language Pathology, following a month long visit by two members of staff to the School of Health Sciences in January 2018.

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