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Slideshow: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visits MIT

Brazil and MIT discuss possible future collaboration.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and MIT President Susan Hockfield walk through the lobby of the MIT Media Lab.
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and MIT President Susan Hockfield walk through the lobby of the MIT Media Lab.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Rousseff and Hockfield host a roundtable discussion that brings together officials from the Brazilian government and MIT.
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Rousseff and Hockfield host a roundtable discussion that brings together officials from the Brazilian government and MIT.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Hockfield and Rousseff shake hands after signing a letter of intent between MIT's School of Engineering and ITA, committing to work together over the next six months to evaluate the possibility of a future collaboration.
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Hockfield and Rousseff shake hands after signing a letter of intent between MIT's School of Engineering and ITA, committing to work together over the next six months to evaluate the possibility of a future collaboration.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter
Rousseff leaves the MIT Media Lab. She delivered a speech later in the day at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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Rousseff leaves the MIT Media Lab. She delivered a speech later in the day at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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Photo: Dominick Reuter

On Tuesday, April 10, MIT welcomed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to the MIT Media Lab. Upon her arrival, MIT President Susan Hockfield and MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif greeted Rousseff. She attended two private meetings with Brazilian ministers, MIT officials and selected students.

Afterward, Rousseff and Hockfield witnessed the signing of a letter of intent between MIT's School of Engineering and São Paulo’s Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), committing to work together over the next six months to evaluate the possibility of a future collaboration. The letter of intent was signed by Ian Waitz, dean of MIT's School of Engineering, and Carlos Américo Pacheco, rector of ITA.

In addition, Israel Ruiz, MIT’s executive vice president and treasurer, and Glaucius Oliva, president of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, the National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development), signed an agreement that provides fellowships for up to 50 students from Brazil, entering MIT from 2013 to 2015, for doctoral programs in science and engineering. 

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