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New partnership with Mackenzie Presbyterian University

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Published on Thursday, 08 September 2016

The University of Luxembourg continues to intensify its relations with higher education institutions in Brazil. In the framework of a visit by Vice-President Romain Martin to Brazil end of August, a new agreement was signed with Mackenzie Presbyterian University.

The focus of the cooperation will be on research in the field of psychology, in particular neuroscience and cognition. The partnership involves projects and mobility programs for students and staff members. Both universities will also collaborate in the framework of the thesis of a PhD candidate, Ruth Thomas Lamb, who began the partnership with two months of research at Mackenzie Presbyterian University within a graduate programme in Developmental Disorders. Moreover, the agreement also foresees student exchanges in all study fields within the framework of the University of Luxembourg’s Global exchange programme.

 “I am excited about the partnership that can bring effective solutions to neuroscience.The idea is that through the collaboration, our researchers can find solutions which are faster, better and more sustainable. The expectations are many and I'm sure we'll reach all of them”,says the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Romain Martin, who represented the University of Luxembourg at the signing ceremony.

Mackenzie Presbyterian University is a private university located in São Paulo. Founded in 1870 as the American School, Mackenzie is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Brazil. Apart from its main campus in São Paulo, Mackenzie University has campuses in the city of Barueri as well as in Brasília, Campinas, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro for postgraduate and continuing education.