Summer with Science

The “Summer with Science” initiative aims to stimulate the development of “Summer Schools” in Polytechnics and Universities in the country with integrated initiatives of R&D and higher education in person. This support aims to finance scholarships and training plans to encourage in-person activities of students, teachers and researchers, within the scope of the development of innovative solutions associated with the Economic and Social Stabilization Program (PEES), in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing through the higher qualification of students.


Africas: mobility, violence, memory and creativity

Africas intends to stimulate a multidisciplinary look from the social sciences, humanities and arts to, on and from the African continent, and to provide specific training on this territory. The objectives are the training of students for critical thinking, and strategies, methods, objects and research topics. Knowledge and skills are developed to enable the design and continuation of an autonomous research project, allowing candidates to acquire skills in research, analysis, interpretation and criticism of sources, mainly from digital archives and resources present at the university and at the research centre.

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Summer School in Communication and Culture for Development

The problematization of the social functions of communication and culture in a post-industrial world will provide fertile ground for further reflection on the practices undertaken in strategic planning projects for development. Communication and culture can be used at different levels in these contexts, most of the time, more for their instrumental nature than for their transformative nature in the face of intervention processes and change objectives. The same is to say that the effects of persuasion are much more explored than the virtues of training, when planning the social functions of communication and culture in development projects. In fact, both in the North and in the South, great communication and cultural programming campaigns are privileged with persuasive objectives with traditional communities or excluded from the communication and power circuits, with a view to their behavioral change, to the detriment of the use of techniques capable of involving and committing these communities to building their own future. Experiences and critical reflections on this type of interventions will be shared by several of the trainers of the seminars of this Summer School.