Brazilian Higher Ed Official to Speak at Boston University
Contact: Kevin Carleton, 617/353-2240 | email@example.com
(Boston) — Dr. Nina Beatriz Stocco Ranieri, former secretary general of the University of São Paulo and a member of the University’s Faculty of Law, will speak on trends and issues in higher education in Brazil at the Boston University School of Education on February 7, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Ranieri will address issues concerning public universities as a government function and their autonomy. She also will look at issues around diversity, equity and access, long-term planning, and the impact of politics on Brazilian higher education.
The University of São Paulo is the largest institution of higher education in Brazil and the third largest in Latin America. It has some 40,000 undergraduate students spread across six campuses, and more than 4,700 faculty. The university was founded in 1934 during a period of important social, political and cultural transformations in Brazil. It incorporated several existing schools, the oldest of which is its School of Law, on whose faculty Dr. Ranieri serves.
Dr. Ranieri is the author of “Autonomia Universitária, Educação Superior, Direito e Estado” and editor of “Autonomia Universitária na USP, de 1934 a 2004”. She is a member of a number of legal groups, including the Lawyers Institute of São Paulo and the Brazilian Institute of Constitutional Law. She comes to Boston University at the invitation of Dr. Charles Glenn, an internationally recognized expert on education systems around the world and chairman of the Department of Administration, Training and Policy in the BU School of Education.
The presentation will take place at the School of Education, 2 Sherborn Street, in Boston.