Challenges and Opportunities for Public Research Universities in Brazil

LW Chapters and other contributions, Research & Innovation

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP (Sao Paulo Research Foundation)

Federal and State-level support for higher education and research played a fundamental role for Brazil to develop a graduate schools system that awarded 13,912 doctoral level titles in 2012. The number of scientific articles authored by scientists working in Brazilian higher education institutions and published in international journals grew from 2,000 in 1980 to 38,000 in 2012. …In the Brazilian higher education system, research-intensive universities exist because higher education and research are supported by public funding provided through two complementary streams, plus a smaller fraction sourced from business…

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