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Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Brazilian institution of higher education

Fundação Getulio Vargas (Getulio Vargas Foundation, often abbreviated as FGV) is a Brazilian higher education institution and think tank founded on December 20, 1944, with a mission "To stimulate Brazil’s socioeconomic development". Its initial objective was to prepare qualified people to work in public and private administration in Brazil. FGV is considered by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania as top think tank in Latin America, best managed think tank worldwide and seventh best think tank in the world.FGV offers undergraduate programs, graduate & MBA programs, as well as Master's & PhD programs in economics, business administration, public administration, law, social sciences, applied mathematics and international relations. FGV has over 90 research centers and produces a large volume of academic research. The subjects cover macro and micro-economics, finance, business, decision-making, law, health, welfare, poverty and unemployment, pollution, and sustainable development. FGV also maintains research programs in the fields of history, social sciences, education, justice, citizenship, and politics. FGV also executes projects at the request of the public sector, private enterprise and international agencies such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Notable examples of such work include assistance for the successful Rio de Janeiro bids for the 2007 Pan American Games and the 2016 Summer Olympics. FGV's main office is based in Rio de Janeiro, and is also present in São Paulo and Brasília. In addition, it offers educational programs in over 100 cities in Brazil, through a network of affiliate partner institutions, with Executive Education and MBA programs in several areas of knowledge.
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