1. To co-ordinate and develop postgraduate teaching and advanced research on Brazil across the social sciences and humanities within the University of Oxford.
2. To bring scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from Brazil and elsewhere to Oxford, and to provide them with the environment in which to pursue the academic study of Brazil and international issues and problems with a Brazilian dimension.
3. To promote a greater understanding of Brazil, its history, society, culture, politics, economy, ecology, and international relations through a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences, research projects, and publications.
4. To extend and strengthen academic links between the University of Oxford and universities or research institutions in Brazil, and between the University of Oxford and other universities in the UK, Europe, the United States and elsewhere with centres or programmes of Brazilian studies.