Program - Symposium on Excellence in Higher Education

January 23rd
8h30 Opening ceremony
9h00 Keynote 1: Jorge Guimarães, Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) PDF
9h40 Q + A
9h50 Keynote 2: Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) PDF
10h30 Q + A
10h40 Coffe Break
11h00 Theme 1 – Determinants of excellence
Academic Production and the Academic ladder
Renato Pedrosa, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) PDF
11h20 Discussion
12h00 Lunch
13h30 Theme 2 – Autonomy and governance
Academic values, unions and organizations that actively deal with societal issues
Silvio Salinas, University of São Paulo (USP) PDF
14h10 Composition of the Ruling Bodies, and selection of the leaders
José Goldemberg, University of São Paulo (USP)
14h30 Discussion
15h15 Coffee break
15h30 Theme 3 – Financing
Composition of funding sources
Carlos Antonio Luque, University of São Paulo (USP) PDF
15h50 Why so few donations in Brazil?
Rui Albuquerque, Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) PDF
16h30 Discussion
17h15 Closure
January 24th
8h45 Welcome coffee
9h00 Keynote 3: Luiz Davidovich, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) PDF
9h40 Q + A
10h00 Coffee break
10h15 Theme 4 - Excellence in Education
Student quality, selection and support
Marcelo Knobel, University of Campinas (UNICAMP) PDF
10h35 Curriculum structure, time to study, time to think
Luiz Bevilacqua, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC) PDF
10h55 Academic standards, curricular and extra curricular
José Roberto Cardoso, University of São Paulo (USP) PDF
11h15 Discussion
12h00 Lunch
13h30 Theme 5: Excellence in Research
Challenges for the three high impacts research
Hernan Chaimovich, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) PDF
13h50 International collaboration in WCU’s
Colin Grant, University of Bath PDF
14h10 1. Research and the graduate school
Dietrich Halm – German Research Foundation (DFG) PDF
14h30 Discussion
15h15 Coffee break
15h30 Theme 6: Excellence in relations with society
Public Policies and WCU’s
Renato Lessa, Brazil's National Library Foundation and ICS, University of Lisbon
15h50 Information and Diffusion Channels
Carlos Vogt, Virtual University of São Paulo (UNIVESP) PDF
16h10 TBA
16h30 Discussion
17h15 Summary and Closure