LocationFederal University of Pernambuco
Av. Prof. Moraes Rego, 1235 - Cidade Universitária, Recife-PE, 50670-901, Brazil
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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.