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Brazil’s São Paulo governor announces US$450 million for state universities

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Governor João Doria (PSDB) announced on Wednesday (20) a transfer of R$1 billion (US$450) for the state universities of São Paulo USP (University of São Paulo), Unesp (Paulista State University), and Unicamp (State University of Campinas).

During the press conference in which the funding was revealed, the governor criticized the recent cuts of R$ 600 million in the Ministry of Science made by the federal government.

The amount is part of the 2021 budget and is higher than what was foreseen in the institutions' Annual Budget Law. According to the state . . .

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