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University of Campinas is a public university in the state of São Paulo (Brazil), created in 1966, being responsible for approximately 8% of the scientific production in Brazil and 12% of the national graduate program. Unicamp has 1,865 faculty, 99% with doctoral degree and 94% working exclusively; as well as 38,000 students enrolled in 66 undergraduate courses and 155 graduate courses; and 24 schools and 21 interdisciplinary research centers
Civic engagement activities are coordinated and supported by the Outreach and Culture Office (ProEC). ProEC endorses and practices the broader concept of civic engagement, not focused only in communities, strengthening and stimulating relationships with various institutions, regardless of their formal characteristics and nature. In addition, greater attention has been given to culture, with impacts ranging from the organizational framework of ProEC to the funding of cultural action.
As an active member of the Brazilian Public Universities Extension Forum (Forproex), Unicamp follows its concept and guidelines. According to Forproex (2012), Universities’s engagement is be guided by five principles:
The following are programs supported or managed by ProEC: