Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Federal University for Latin American Integration
Mailing address: 
+55 [45] 3529 2836
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Gustavo Oliveira Vieira
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Doctor in International Law, Reitor Pro-Tempore
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Diana Araújo Pereira
Focal point 1 - Title: 
Pro-Reitoria de Relações Internacionais e Institucionais
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Suellen Mayara Péres de Oliveira
Focal point 2 - Title: 
Professora Adjunta e Coordenadora da participação da UNILA na rede Brasil ODS
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
Luciana Ribeiro
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Professora Adjunta e Coordenadora da participação da UNILA na rede Brasil ODS
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA) was created by Law №. 12,189 / 2010, it is an autarchic legal entity linked to the Ministry of Education, with its headquarters and forum in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, State of Paraná. Both degree and postgraduate formation are linked to the Latin American Institutes so UNILA does not have a traditional model of knowledgeable areas instead, it has a more modern interdisciplinary centers. About its Institutional Organization. (Places of deliberation, administration and consulting) 1.Maximum Deliberative - University Council (CONSUN) 1.1. Superior Deliberative in Teaching, Research and Extension. 1.1.1. Higher Education Commission (COSUEN) 1.1.2. Higher External projects Commission (COSUEX) 1.1.3. Higher Research Commission (COSUP) 1.1.4. Higher Ethical Commission (CE) 1.1.5. Permanent professor’s Commission (CPPD) 1.1.6. Central Electoral Commission. 1.1.7. Internal Control Commission for Technical and Educational position planning in Education (CISPCCTAE) 1.2. Consulting. 1.2.1. General Assembly 1.2.2. DIRECTORS’ COUNCIL (CONDIR) 1.2.3. Latin American Consulting Council (CCLA) 1.2.4 UNILA Consulting Council and Three Countries’ Border Council (CCUFT) 1.2.5. Evaluation Council (CPA) 1.3. Legal Consultancy and auditing of the Economic Management. 1.3.1. Conselho Curador (CONCUR) 1.3.2. Auditor 1.3.3. Internal Auditing (AUDIN) 2. Superior Administration 2.1. Head of Institution 2.1.1. Superior Direction. 2.1.2. Co-Head of Institution. 2.1.3. Supplementary Organs University Publishing House (EDUNILA) Latin American Library (BIUNILA) MERCOSUR institute of advanced research (IMEA-UNILA) 2.1.4. Administrative Area Department of student affairs (PRAE) Department of administration, Management and Structure (PROGRADI) Department of external projects (PROEX) Department of human management (PROGEPE) Department of Graduation (PROGRAD) Department of institutional and international (PROINT) Department of planning, organisation and finance affairs (PROPLAN) Department of Research and post-graduation (PRPPG) 2.1.5. SECRETARIES Secretary of Social Communication (SECOM) Secretary of scientific and technical support (SACT) Secretary of implantation of campus (SECIC) 2.2. Academic Majors (Degree and Postgraduate) 2.2.1. COUNCILS CONSUNIACH CONSUNIESP CONSUNICVN CONSUNITIT 2.2.2. INSTITUTES ILAACH (Art, Culture and History) Art and Letters Interdisciplinary Center (CILA) History and Anthropology interdisciplinary Center (CIAH) ILAESP (Economy, Society, Politics and International affairs) Economy and Society interdisciplinary Center (CIES) ILACVN (Sciences of living and nature) Living and Sciences interdisciplinary Center (CICV) Natural Sciences interdisciplinary Center (CICV) ILATIT (Technology, Infrastructure and Territory) Territory, Architecture and Design interdisciplinary Center (CITAD) Technology and Infrastructure interdisciplinary Center (CITI)
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
The institutional mission of UNILA trains humans to be capable of contributing to Latin American regional integration by developing cultural, scientific and educational exchanges in our area, especially in the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). The vocation of UNILA is the academic exchange and solidarity cooperation with member countries of Mercosur and with the other countries of Latin America. The courses offered are in areas of mutual interest to the countries of Latin America, especially Mercosur members in areas considered strategic for regional development and integration. Currently, the university has 4,375 students enrolled in 29 undergraduate courses. Of these, 3,072 are Brazilian and 1,303 are from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. There are 81 Argentineans, 87 Bolivians, 48 ​​Chileans , 1 Chinese, 217 Colombians, 8 Costa Ricans, 11 Cubans, 5 Dominicans, 56 Ecuadorians, 1 French, 2 Guatemalans, 90 Haitians, 3 Hondurans, 1 Japanese, 6 Mexicans, 1 Nicaraguan, 6 Panamanians, 471 Paraguayans, 119 Peruvians, 25 Salvadorians, 30 Uruguayans and 34 Venezuelans. In the field of research, there were 123 projects developed in the year 2018 and 132 registered in the Directory of Research Group of the CNPq Portal. The areas of research related to several Latin American and Caribbean issues, submitted to six fomentation notices, to which 297 scientific initiation plans were linked In our postgraduate activities the university has 336 regular students and 73 special students in post-graduate courses: Master's Degree in Biosciences, Master's Degree in Bioscience, Master's in Civil Engineering, Master's in Applied Physics, Master's in History, Master's in Contemporary Latin American Integration Master's Degree in Latin American Studies, Master's in Comparative Literature, Master's in Public Policy and Development, Master's Degree in International Relations, Interinstitutional Doctorate - IRI / PUC-Rio, Master's and Doctorate in Energy and Sustainability (approved in 2019) with 5 postgraduate courses being a specialization in Human Rights in Latin America. Specialization in Teaching-learning Additional Languages; Specialization in Human Rights in Latin America; Specialization in Contemporary International Relations; Specialization in Gender and Diversity in Education; Specialization in Teaching History and Latin America; Multiprofessional Residency Program in Family Health The university has the Refugee, Indigenous and Humanitarian VISA Program. This year students from 32 nationalities arrived in Foz do Iguaçu (PR) to take the actual attendance at the Federal University of Latin American Integration ( UNILA). In addition to Latin American students approved by the International Selective Process, the institution receives representatives from 12 other countries, including countries in Africa, Asia and Europe. The students have two ways of entering the university: Selection for Refugees, and Humanitarian and Indigenous Peoples. According to Art 5 based on article 12 of Ordinance MEC n 18/2012, up to 15% of places with students of other nationalities may be filled by specific programs of students' entry on humanitarian motivations. This new way of selection adopted by the university, generates viability for young people whose opportunities are limited. This year UNILA received its first class of students, being 24 students who were refugees, holders of humanitarian visas and indigenous people. In addition to working with multicultural inclusion and facilitating access to higher education, the university serves the triple border region through extension projects. The modalities of actions and extension being constituted with educational, cultural, scientific and political processes. The extension project is defined by a set of continuous process actions, which has subject areas such as: communication, culture and arts, human rights and justice, education, letters and languages, environment, health, technology and production and inclusion. In 2018, 271 community-based actions were registered, totaling approximately 40,404 people directly or indirectly assisted by the extension actions. The college also offers observatories in which it has several participants and has the research and extension theme; The University contributes to the construction of a Sustainable Society, through one of the programs the Environmental Education Observatory Moema Viezzer with projects such as PMMA in which it studies the environmental situation of the municipality of Foz do Iguaçu-Brazil, proposing conservation measures and areas in state of degradation with a view to developing recovery plans. It focuses on ODS 4, 6, 13, 15 and 17. Project Zero Waste with participatory workshops that built people with new knowledge and practices for a sustainable routine; focusing on ODS: 12, 17, 5, 6 and 14. It also has observatories: Observatory of Latin American Family Cultures (AFLA); Observatory of Democracies (ODEM); Gender and Diversity Observatory in Latin America and the Caribbean (OGD); Indigenous Observatory (OBIAL); Social Observatory (OS); all located in IMEA was the precursor unit of UNILA, created in August 2009. As a large part of UNILA's institutional principles contribute to the development of the 20/30 agenda. The University joined the DSG Network of Brazilian Universities to ratify its commitment to the regionalization of DSG. Besides, two projects - Zero Waste and The Municipal Plan of the Atlantic Forest (PMMA) of the University is applying for the award of Good Practice of the United Nations. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=29916 UNILA also has The Cathedral of Peace Study which focuses on the understanding of Latin America problems upon the Peace Study Theory. The concept of Peace and the specificity of Latin American countries has been studied, linking these two areas to build up knowledge for Latin America in the area of ​​Peace Study. This program can be understood as a research in peace and conflict resolution. https://portal.unila.edu.br/imea/catedras/estudos-para-paz Gender and Diversity in Latin America and Caribbean Observatory work along with the community and some governmental institution to build an equitable space on and off the University. They have been developing inside this organization researches focus on the subject of gender and diversity. This is important to build up and develop human rights inside the college. https://portal.unila.edu.br/imea/observatorios/genero-e-diversidade All these actions of the University contribute to the construction of a regional and global citizenship, preparing its students for the exercise of peaceful coexistence, acceptance and respect for differences. All the cultural diversity of students and professors contributes to the construction of innovative knowledge, so in the national ranking of Universities UNILA has high scores, despite being a university newly created 9 years ago. And all these reasons make UNILA a strategic partnership of the United Nations and its commitment to implementation with the sustainable development agenda.
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