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Towards CRES+5: Social Development, Regional Integration and the Role of Universities

5 June, 2023 hora: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), within the framework of the LXXXIII Rectors’ Council, will hold a new edition of the Seminar University, Society and State entitled: Towards CRES+5: Social Development, Regional Integration and the Role of Universities (Rumo à CRES+5: Desenvolvimento Social, Integração Regional e o Papel das Universidades).

The Seminar is an instance of academic-political exchange that aims to link, through the exchange of ideas, academics with representatives of the State and the different actors of society.

The topics chosen are those considered of strategic interest for the region, and academics from member universities, institutions, academic scientific organizations, university authorities, as well as social and political actors relevant to the thematic approach are invited.


Program – Uruguay time (GMT-3)


Sunday, June 4 / UFMG Conservatory – Av. Afonso Pena, 1534, Centro

18:00h – Opening of the Seminar and II SciBioSus

6:30 pm – Artistic presentation: UFMG Choro Group

19:30h – Opening cocktail of the event


Monday, June 5 / Rectory Auditorium – Pampulha Campus

9:00h-10:30h – Roundtable I: Towards CRES+5: University and State Policies

Moderator: Sandra Goulart Almeida, UFMG

Francesc Pedró (UNESCO IESALC Director)

Denise Pires de Carvalho (Secretary of Higher Education/MEC, Brazil)

Oscar Alpa (Secretary of University Policies, Argentina)

Víctor Orellana (Assistant Secretary of Higher Education, Chile)


10:30-11:00 – coffee break


11:00-12:30 – Round Table II: University and Society

Coordination: Cláudia Mayorga, UFMG

Celia Xacriabá (indigenous activist, federal deputy for Minas Gerais, Brazil)

João Pedro Stédile (MST, Brazil)

Sílvia Ferrero (President, Asociación Civil Palabras, Argentina)

Nilma Lino Gomes (Minister of Women, Racial Equality and Human Rights, 2015-2016)


12:30-14:30 – Lunch


14:30-16:00 – Round Table III: University and Regional Integration

Coordination: Álvaro Rico, AUGM

Rui Opperman (Capes, Brazil)

Rodrigo Arim (UDELAR, Uruguay)

Zully Vera (UNA, Paraguay)

Víctor Moriñigo (UNSL, Argentina)

Amanda Caroline Harumy Oliveira (OCLAE)


16:00-17:30 – Round Table IV: University and Social Development

Coordination: Márcia Abraao, UNB

Ricardo Fonseca (Andifes, Brazil)

Carlos Greco (CIN, Argentina)

Oswaldo Corrales (CUECH, Chile)

Clarito Rojas (President of the Council of Higher Education, CONES, Paraguay)


17:30 – 18:00 – coffee break


18:00 – 18:45 – Presentation of the Sarandeiros Group (UFMG)

19:30 – Dinner at Xapuri Restaurant


For more information, please access the website of the Association of Universities of the Montevideo Group (AUGM).



5 June, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am