Texas Tech University

Brazil Scientific Mobility Program


Brazil

Message from the President

Texas Tech University is designated as a host U.S. university in a major initiative focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields sponsored by the Brazilian government -- the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP). BSMP was developed to ensure "that 101,000 Brazilian students and researchers obtain qualifications and training at the world's best universities." Building on success of the first phase, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has promised an additional 100,000 scholarships with the objective "to focus on the training of students at all levels of undergraduate, postgraduate and research abroad on a scale compatible with the challenges of the country."

Texas Tech University is primed to become one of the foremost research universities in the nation. We continue to be more engaged, more innovative, more entrepreneurial, more globally connected, more interdisciplinary, and more diverse. Graduate and undergraduate enrollments are at record levels, total research expenditures have increased 151% in the past four years, and our faculty and students continue to achieve international acclaim. The time is now for us to partner with the Brazilian government's ambitious goals to invest in higher education, promote scientific research and increase international cooperation.

M. DUANE NELLIS, PH.D

President
Texas Tech University

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M. DUANE NELLIS, PH.D


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