Students of the major of Graduation in Administration went on a technical visit to the City Council of Curitiba on the 18th of April. The visit was coordinated by the professor of the discipline of Economics and Public Policies, Prof. Dr. Christian Luiz da Silva, and the UTFPR master’s student, Elis Bianca Azevedo. The purpose of the visit is to approximate theory and practice, as a proposal to align the graduation in administration with the emphasis on public administration, which is one of the strategic focus of the School of Management and Economics of UTFPR.
At the City Council, the group was received by Cristina Fonseca de Jesus (Administrative Technician); Luciane de Fátima Pereira (Legislative Analyst); and Antonio Carlos Torrens (Analyst). The first dealt with the public budget and the commissions that involve the functioning of the council. The second presented the structure of the council and the role of councilmen and the forms of propositions and procedures of the laws. The third portrayed the objectives of the School of the Legislative that seeks to provide political education to the population.
With this initiative, UTFPR approaches the community and increases the dialogue about the possibilities of articulation of the institution as a teaching, research and extension institution, responsible for the training of professionals and citizens, members of a democratic process in consolidation.
The Council, through its representatives, reinforced the interest of this approach and put itself at the disposal of UTFPR to even teach courses and lectures at the university itself.
From April 5 to 12, 2017, the International Seminar on the Prospection of Renewable Energies was held, coordinated by the research group Public Policies and Dynamics of Territorial Development, led by Prof. Dr. Christian Luiz da Silva, that received Prof. Dr. Mayra Casas Vilardell (Universidad de Pinar del Río), or Prof. Dr. Alain Hernández Santoyo, postdoctoral fellow by the Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná, and Prof. Arielys Martínez Hernández, of the Universidad de Pinar del Río, who is doing her sandwich doctorate from March to September this year in the Postgraduate Program in Technology and Society under the supervision of Prof. Christian.
This seminar is part of the international cooperation between the Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná and the Universidad de Pinar del Río (UPR) funded by the MÊS/CUBA call of CAPES. The project is in the third year of completion and ends in 2018. In addition to the work missions, study missions are being carried out as part of this year’s visit by Prof. Arielys. Prof. Decio Estevão do Nascimento will be doing his post-doctorate at UPR by the end of this year.
The project is financed by the funding call (Edital Universal) and this time has new partners, such as Unioeste and UNILA.
This project is part of the internationalization efforts of the Postgraduate Program in Technology and Society (PPGTE) and the Planning and Public Governance Program (PPGPGP). It also has the support of and joint actions with the Department of Management and Economics (DAGEE).
In issue Nº 4 (Nov. 2016) of the “Paraná Does Science” Journal of the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Araucária Foundation raised the question: “What do cities do with garbage?” and refers to our research linked to the project Zero Waste Cities. See pages 31-33 of this edition for the article about our research and the project.
Developed by researchers at the Curitiba Campus of the Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), the Lixo Zero Cities project is evaluating whether Brazilian capital meets the requirements of the National Solid Waste Policy (PNRS), instituted in 2010. One of the objectives is to combine research and outreach to produce 27 reports – one for each state capital – that present the situation of integrated urban solid waste management of these municipalities, from more than 30 indicators created by the researchers.
The first report, referring to Curitiba, was already completed and released in June 2016. The group is currently finalizing the Porto Alegre report. The next capitals to be evaluated will be São Paulo, Salvador and Belo Horizonte …
… Read the complete edition of the Paraná Faz Ciência Journal here
Check out the previous blog post on the topic: “The Challenge of Recycling in Curitiba: ‘Garbage that is not Garbage’” [English version will be available soon]