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Basic information

Manager: Johan Fritzell
Brazilian manager: Antonio Ponce de Leon (University of Rio de Janeiro State, IMS)
Period: 2007-07-01 - 2012-06-30
Funded by: The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Steering Committee: Johan Fritzell (CHESS), Antonio Ponce de Leon (University of Rio de Janeiro State, IMS), Susanna Toivanen (CHESS), Maria Kölegård (CHESS, till 2011), Mikael Rostila (CHESS), Michael Reichenheim (University of Rio de Janeiro State, IMS), Washington Leite Junger (University of Rio de Janeiro State, IMS)

Description of the project

The overall objective of a STINT Institutional Grants Programme is to strengthen Swedish research and higher education by means of international cooperation. Our interdisciplinary programme focuses upon three areas of research from a comparative perspective: a) income inequality, segregation and health; b) work environment and health; and c) methodological developments. Within each area we have developed collaboration between researchers in Brazil and Sweden, including both junior and senior researchers in order to foster training in the research activities.

Within the programme we have organised three scientific “Health and Society”-conferences in Rio de Janeiro in December 2008, 2009, and 2011, respectively. All three conferences gathered more than fifty researchers mainly from CHESS and Instituto de Medicina Social, UERJ. The 2009 workshop also included two distinguished scholars outside the programme, Professors George Kaplan and Töres Theorell. In the 2011 workshop several external scholars were invited, among them Professors Mauricio Barreto and Bo Burström.

In August 2009 the programme organised a Summer School in Mulitlevel Modelling, Scaling Theory and Introduction to the statistical software R at CHESS; Stockholm. The exchange between researcher in Brazil and Sweden has been steady during the programme period, and the collaboration has resulted in several co-authored, peer-reviewed publications.