An agreement between Huddersfield Business School and the Pontifical Catholic University (known as PUC) of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, seeks to support the further development of research collaborations between the two institutions. 

The agreement, brokered by Dr Walter Mswaka, a Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy at the Huddersfield Business School and a member of Sustainable and Resilient Communities and PUC's Professor Armindo dos Santos de Sousa Teodósio, seeks to build on their existing collaboration around the themes of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Areas of interest include:

  • Waste recycling (Below Horizonte has taken an internationally recognised approach to waste recycling that integrates catadores (waste pickers) into their solid waste management approach);
  • Urban agriculture, looking at Brazilian and UK experiences of alternative ways to increase food production and improve the quality of life in cities.
  • Entrepreneurial skills in rehabilitation of prisoners.

Staff/student exchanges are part of the agreement, with a jointly supervised PhD student currently based at Huddersfield Business School for six months as part of his field work.


To find out more about this relationship, please contact Dr Walter Mswaka  at Huddersfield Business School. 

Huddersfield's Dr Walter Mswaka (left) and PUC's Professor Armindo dos Santos de Sousa TeodósioHuddersfield's Dr Walter Mswaka (left) and PUC's Professor Armindo dos Santos de Sousa Teodósio