The ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP-SAIFR) is a South American regional center in the city of Sao Paulo which organizes activities in all areas of theoretical physics [more info here]. ICTP-SAIFR was created in 2011 as a collaboration between the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Trieste, Italy, and the Sao Paulo Research Funding Agency (FAPESP).
ICTP-SAIFR is located in the building of the Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT) and shares professors and infrastucture with the IFT.
IFT is the graduate-level physics department of Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) which consistently receives the highest national rating and offers Masters and PhD degrees in theoretical and high-energy experimental physics.
Perimeters Scholars International (PSI) is a master’s-level course in theoretical physics at PI [more info here]. Students at PSI earn a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
In 2015, Perimeter and ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP signed a cooperation agreement to create a strong international collaboration with the intention to establish academic, scientific and technical cooperation between these two institutions.