Universidade Estadual de Maringá engajadas no desenvolvimento regionalterça-feira, fevereiro 27, 2007 1:45:00 PM Ainda falando do relatório da OCDE. No item que trata do histórico do engajamento das Instituições de Ensino superior no desenvolvimento regional, é constado que:
“The State University of Londrina and also the State University of Maringá have a long tradition of engagement in the regional development. Due to the historical process of settlement, Norte-Central and North of Paraná as a whole had problems related to the connection with Curitiba, capital of Paraná. Because of this, a tradition of community cooperation has been developed in the region. There are a lot of institutions, public and private, dealing with regional and local matters. One of the most important institutions is CODEL (Londrina Development Agency) and its equivalent in Maringá. The universities have been present in these agencies since their beginning working in common projects. These universities are located at medium-size cites. Londrina has around 490,000 inhabitants in 2005 and Maringá around 320,000. This is a factor that makes personal contacts easy and makes institutional interactions easier. However, the regional engagement goes beyond these cities. There are a considerable number of programmes that give support to municipalities. In general, they are related to sets of small municipalities, being their aim draw up common development strategies.
There are also several projects related to the development of new enterprises, which are supported by universities and other institutions, hospital, juridical assistance for the poorest population, technological parks, museum, concerts and so on. Although this engagement is far from perfect, it is qualitative better than many kinds of engagement seen in other parts of Brazil and even in Curitiba. One indicator is the high respectability and influence of the rectors within the regional community.”
Uma constatação que certamente esclçarece dúvidas quanto ao papel no desenvolvimento regional da Universidade.
Fonte: Supporting the Contribution of HEIs to Regional Development. Federal University of Paraná Post-Graduate Programme in Economic Development.
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