Bavarian Academic Center for Latin America (BAYLAT)

The Bavarian Academic Center for Latin America (BAYLAT) is a publicly funded service institution of the State Ministry of Science and the Arts of the Free State of Bavaria. BAYLAT promotes the networking between all Bavarian and Latin-American universities, research institutions and organs of government. Brazil ranks high among our main partners in Latin America.

We work in the frame of science, cooperation and higher education diplomacy. As an overarching body, BAYLAT gains strategic partnerships for Bavaria, with the aim to intensify cooperation at all levels.

Since 2012, we maintain an active partnership and agreement with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). BAYLAT offers funding programs for research and academic teaching, like the BAYLAT start-up financing for innovative binational projects or the FAPESP/BAYLAT Call for Scientific Workshops.

Among other things, some of the main goals are to establish long-lasting research alliances and conduct joint working sessions as well as scientific events.

Furthermore, BAYLAT offers mobility scholarships for Bavarian students and scholarships for Latin-American students. All of these measures strengthen the professional collaboration with 20 countries in Latin America and promote the internationalization of institutions in both regions.


Dr. Irma de Melo-Reiners

Managing Director