Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

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Federal University of Pernambuco
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Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Alfredo Gomes Macedo
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Breno Caldas de Araujo
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Madson Góis Diniz
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International Affairs Associate Director
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
The timeline reference for the creation of the Federal University of Pernambuco is the 11th August 1946, when the University of Recife (UR) was founded. Created by Federal Government Decree-Law by the Presidency of the Republic No. 9,388, University of Recife united a group of already existent higher education colleges in Pernambuco: College of Law (founded in 1827) College of Engineering (1895) College of Pharmacy l (1903) College of Dentistry (1913) College of Medicine (1915) College of Fine Arts (1932) College of Philosophy (1940) In recent years, as part of Federal Government's Higher Educational expansion programs in Brazil, the University has expanded its activities and today comprises three a multi-campus structure, located in the cities of Recife, Vitória de Santo Antão and Caruaru (these cities are located in strategic state regions). Between 2005 and 2016, more than 2,500 positions were opened within undergraduate courses. During that period, more than 30 majors were implemented, including Cinema, Archeology, Museology, Performance Arts, Information Systems, Materials Engineering, Energy Engineering and Naval Engineering. UFPE has 100 regular undergraduate majors: 83 undergraduate courses at the Recife campus, 11 courses in Caruaru and 06 courses in Vitória de Santo Antão. The Administrative Office and Deputy Presidency Cabinet of the Federal University of Pernambuco is headquartered in the city of Recife, and is composed by the Rector’s Office and Deans Office for specific administrative matters: Undergraduation, Post-Graduation, Research and Innovation, Community and Culture, Students Affairs, Budget and Finance, Human Resources and International Affairs; as well as strategic units to support, institutional planning, events, leisure and sports; and one of the largest public Hospitals in town – University Hospital – a large public hospital that offers services to the community, in addition to the opportunity to train health professionals, research and innovation, committed to making progress in promoting health. Deans and Strategic Units, in turn, are subdivided into Directions and Coordinations, based on institutional policies based on free, universal and quality education.
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
UFPE, represented by a community of 50,000 people (students, professors and administrative personell), is committed at defending Human Rights and outlines a wide range of teaching, research and community actions that address economic, social, health and environmental problems. It is a vigilant organization when it comes to the universal respect and observance of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms for everyone, regardless of race, sex, language or religion according to the guiding principles of the United Nations Charter. At UFPE, thousands of doctoral dissertations and master's thesis pinpoint relevant discussions concerning Human Rights, equality and social justice have already been produced, including social conflict resolutions in Northeast Brazil. Let us emphasize a pioneering action as the creation of an LGBT Advocacy Caucus, being one of the first Brazilian educational institutions to allow the adoptive name rather than the legal birth name, a model that has now been followed by several other Brazilian institutions. Also noteworthy is the current student assistance policy that guarantees housing, healthy food and internship opportunities for students in situations of social and economic vulnerability. It should be noted that currently this number represents more than half of all students at the institution. In the fight against poverty through education, we can describe a large number of extension projects that reach communities in situations of extreme social and economic vulnerability. In this sense, it is worth mentioning actions as preparations for the national exam for entering higher education, aimed at underprivileged students. Another pioneering project led by UFPE Social Technologies Incubating Program, a 2012 action, has contributed to traditional and popular communities, stimulating the popular expertise and research networks, capable of generating labor and income, especially for women and young people in vulnerability situation in peripheries in Northeastern Brazil, the action is financed by the National Research Council (CNPq). In time, the overflow of this action led to the creation of the International Solidarity Network for Women in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture, in partnership with the University of Ottawa in Canada. Another highlight in the search for global citizenship concerns the insertion of UFPE in institutional cooperation between the UTecSocial Network - a network formed by UFPE plus 18 higher education institutions in Northeast Brazil - and the Soka University in Japan, which provides for actions such as academic student mobility and researchers, institutional work missions by teachers and civil servants, carrying out joint teaching, research, extension and university management projects and the exchange of material and information related to the three pillars of university action. The institutional partnership with the Japanese university is also related to the fulfillment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), since the foreign university occupies a prominent position in the rankings of adherence to these goals in Japan and in the world. The ability to manage crises also demonstrates UFPE's vigilance regarding the sustainability of life on the planet, like the UFPE SOS Mar Network, created in the midst of the environmental crisis of the oil spill that hit the northeastern coast in early August 2020 and which reached great proportions at the end of October, UFPE created the UFPE SOS Mar Program, which launched an emergency call with financial resources to face issues related to beaches. From this announcement, 13 extension projects and five research projects were selected that aim, in addition to the search for solutions to the damages caused by oil, the technical-citizen training of undergraduate students through social participation in direct contact with the community. affected. Health crisis management can also be highlighted by the rapid research response in the fight against the Zika Virus, Dengue and Chikungunya epidemic, making UFPE an international reference in the fight against diseases neglected by the largest global economies. UFPE, in partnership with PAHO, contributed to the development of diagnostic and therapeutic protocols for public health systems. Still in 2020, considering the identification of support conducts and support that UFPE can offer to the population, a plan of actions aimed at prevention, assistance, diagnosis and research was prepared for coping with COVID-19, taking advantage of the infrastructure and expertise of university. It should also be noted that UFPE has a wide communication network, including broadcasters and TV studios, radio stations, homepages and social networks with programs that value justice, inclusion, peace and tolerance. Thus, UFPE directs permanent efforts, based on its strategic planning, to meet the universal language of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, its performance being relevant to all UNAI principles, as well as joining forces to maintain peace and international security.