Our Work

We achieve our mission through the following activities:


We carry out in-depth scientific research that leads to pragmatic and innovative ideas on how to solve some of the problems faced by the Brazilian society and leverage the country’s extraordinary natural and cultural diversity.


We create opportunities for UM students to learn about Brazil as well as for Brazilian students to learn about UM.


We use the power of social media and other communication tools to communicate the results of our research to a broad audience in both Brazil and the US.


We establish long-term partnerships with scientists, corporations, foundations, non-profit organizations in both Brazil and the US to work collaboratively toward the Initiative’s goals.