UK-Brazil Conversa

Who do UK-Brazil Conversa, Educa Foundation and King’s College London support?

This partnership supports applicants from Brazil who wish to study a one-year taught master’s degree at the Brazil Institute, King’s College London. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of the organisation of UK-Brazil Conversa events during their studies and work directly with the Founder of UK-Brazil Conversa. Scholars must be prepared to support a small event in the UK and a larger conference in Brazil in 2019. In line with the course topic the scholar will complete a dissertation related to Brazil and the UK. The partners encourage a dissertation topic related to international trade or entrepreneurship involving Brazil.

Conversa is a forum for discussion among Brazilian and British business people, public policymakers, educationists, and others to explore how to make more of the relations and contacts between Brazil and the UK.

Conversa 1 was held at Cambridge from 5 to 7 September 2014, including a reception and dinner at King's College Cambridge. The conference underlined the forum's potential. Conversa 2 was held from 21 to 23 February 2015 in Rio de Janeiro at the iconic Palacio da Cidade, formerly the residence of the British Ambassador and now owned by the Mayor of the City.

Conversa 3 was held from 12 to 13 May 2017 at King's College London, hosted by the King's Brazil Institute. A full account of the event is available here. Conversa believes that much can be achieved in the future through greater co-operation between Brazil and the UK at all levels.

Conversa is a private non-profit venture funded by sponsors. It is supported by the Brazilian and British governments

Educa Foundation

EDUCA Foundation was created by Brazilians living abroad who wanted to contribute to the development of Brazil. The Foundation's aim is to promote education and advancement of talented Brazilians, especially the less privileged ones.

EDUCA is a UK-based charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity number: 1146671) and works in partnership with NGOs and institutions which are in Brazil or invest in the country and in the Brazilian people.

King’s College – Brazil Institute

The King's Brazil Institute, founded in 2008, provides a focal point for Brazil-related activities across a range of academic disciplines. Promoting an understanding of Brazil and developing the profile of Brazilian studies at university level in the UK, the Institute coordinates and develops Brazil-related research capabilities and Brazil-focused programmes of study at King's. Their work also involves building links with Brazilian organisations in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government. Through these activities, and as part of the College's broader internationalisation strategy, the Institute aims to contribute to a growing interdisciplinary interest in Brazil among both students and academics at King's.