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A strategic partnership between Princeton and the University of São Paulo was created as President Tilghman and São Paulo rector João Grandino Rodas signed the papers Oct. 31 in Brazil. The agreement will increase opportunities for collaboration as part of Princeton’s international initiative. “Excellent education increasingly means being global,” said history professor Jeremy Adelman, who is the director of Princeton’s Council for International Teaching and Research.

A dual-Ph.D. agreement has been signed with Humboldt University in Berlin, and a partnership with the University of Tokyo is nearing completion. Adelman said the partnerships build on areas where faculty already have worked together. Pilot projects with the University of São Paulo will focus on global health and medical anthropology, as well as architecture and urbanism.