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Brazilian universities have blackout of engineering professors

Brazilian Universities

FÁBIO TAKAHASHI One of the new federal universities in the country, UFABC (SP), waited for eight months to hire an engineering professor to teach aerodynamics. Earlier this month, a candidate applied for the job, which provides stability, a research laboratory and a starting salary of over US$ 3,500. “We were anxious. But the day before the test he called and ... Read More »

Brazil’s universities take affirmative action

Antonio Oliveira

By Julia Carneiro Twenty-four-year-old Antonio Oliveira was born into a poor, mixed race family in the state of Maranhao in north-east Brazil. As a teenager he had to balance his time between school and helping his parents harvest vegetables to sell at a farmer’s market, and doing other small jobs to scrape by. Until recently, he says the only prospects ... Read More »

Brazil enacts university quota law

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff enacted legislation that reserves half the spots at federal universities for public school students and gives priority to minorities. Rousseff hailed the move to open access to federal universities, the most prestigious in the country. “The legislation addresses a double challenge: democratising access to universities and maintaining high quality of education,” Rousseff said. The law requires ... Read More »

Brazil approves affirmative action bill for universities

Brazil has approved a bill that reserves half the places in the country’s prestigious federal universities for state school students. The bill will reserve half the federal universities spots for high school graduates of public schools. The reserved spaces will be distributed among black, mixed-race and indigenous students in proportion to the racial make-up of each state. President Dilma Rousseff ... Read More »

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