Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia - UFRB

Official translation into English (if original is not English): 
Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia
Mailing address: 
Rua Rui Barbosa, 710, Campus Sede da UFRB, CEP 44.380-000, Cruz das Almas, Bahia, Brasil
+55 75 3621-5315
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Name: 
Fábio Santos
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Title/Position: 
Head of Institution/Senior Applicant Email: 
Focal point 1 - Name: 
Carolina Silva
Focal point 1 - Title: 
International Affairs Director
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Focal point 2 - Name: 
Renata Santos
Focal point 2 - Title: 
International Exchange Office
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Focal point 3 - Name: 
José Mascarenhas
Focal point 3 - Title: 
Vice Rector
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Please provide a brief description of your academic structure: 
Founded in 2005, UFRB campuses are located in the cities of Amargosa, Cachoeira, Cruz das Almas, Feira de Santana, Santo Amaro, Santo Antônio de Jesus and São Félix in the State of Bahia, in a region of great historical and cultural significance to Brazil. Our academic structure: - 67 undergraduate courses - 21 graduate courses - 916 academic employees - 706 non-academic employees - 9.500 undergraduate students - 3.000 graduate students
Please describe briefly any activities your institution is already carrying out, which are relevant to UNAI and its principles: 
1 - Commitment to assure the access, the permanence and the post-permanence of students from public schools, who declare themselves to be black or mestizo, indigenous or indigenous-descendants, and remnants of quilombos, through the institutional policy of affirmative actions. The principles of this policy are: co-responsibility, mutualism, solidarity and protagonism. 2 - Expansion to the interior of the country to ensure access to a larger contingent of students. 3 - Intensification of university extension by integrating it with other higher education policies, thus providing an interdisciplinary approach, enabling the interaction between technical, ecological, social, economic, cultural and political knowledge, helping to promote development. 4 - Qualification of public managers and leaders in the field of culture, enabling public policies to be created and developed in a democratic manner and focusing on the promotion of cultural rights. 5 - Strengthening the commercialization process of the Economic Organizations of Family Farming (OEAF) of Bahia, expanding the participation of family agriculture in the National School Feeding Program (Pnae), taking advantage of the ways the University acts: teaching, research and extension. 6 - Training in agroecology for rural women in the state of Bahia with the objective of strengthening productive groups of rural women from family farming, aiming at autonomy, food and nutritional security and biodiversity conservation. 7 - Enable experiences of the mature public in the academic universe. The proposal is to integrate adults and the elderly as extension students in the development of teaching and university extension actions at the Federal University of Recôncavo da Bahia. 8 - Encouraging the production, preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage and knowledge about the history and memory of local groups, with special attention to excluded, black and indigenous voices. 9 - Strengthening the understanding of scientific production as an integral part of culture, stimulating the development of interdisciplinary practices and strengthening the ties between technological, artistic and scientific cultures. 10 - Encouraging the interaction of university students with other sectors of society, through activities that contribute to their academic, professional and citizenship training.