knowledge transfer

The significant ability of PROURB knowlege transfer has been helping, along the years, to make PROURB become an important reference center to other graduate programs in the country. Its alumni are mainly inserted in public universities and have been providing new graduation programs.

On the one hand, the DINTERs (alumni) cited above show the commitment to PROURB concerning knowledge transfer and its social role, as the DINTERs are working at public universities and they meet the needs of underserved communities located in regions such as the North and Central West regions, allowing the research development and the new PPGs creation.

Great part of the PROURB alumni take part in undergraduation programs (as permanent professors), maily those located in Rio de Janeiro (state and city), but also in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Maranhão, Paraíba, Rondônia, Tocantins plus other countries like Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Denmark and Belgium. Some of the alumni hold a responsible position at their universities, as, for example, the pro-rector of “Universidade Estácio de Sá” undergraduation, and other undergraduation schools, as, the Director of the Undergraduarion School of Architecture and Urbanism of Universidade Estadual do Maranhão, the coordination of School of Architecture and Urbanism of PUC-Rio, the Sub-Coordinator of the School of Architecture and Urbanism of Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, the Head of Department – Universidade Estadual do Maranhão and the representation of its School at “Associação Brasileira de Ensino de Arquitetura e Urbanismo” – ABEA. Other alumni hold representative positions in the field of architecture and urbanism, as, for instance, the National Presidency of ” Instituto dos Arquitetos do Brasil” (IAB). Three of our alumni held the position of president of IAB/RJ before. Besides presidency of this body, there is an alumnus/na as vice president of IAB/RJ and three other alumni at the Board of this body. Besides that there are two other alumni holding a directorship position at “Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo” (CAU/RJ).

Furthermore, many alumni hold important positions in the city government and federal agency or in the private sector. We also emphasize the Superintendence “Superintendência Regional do IPHAN”, Caixa Econômica Federal (superintendent), BNDES, superintendence advisors in city and state departments. Many hold professinal positions (technical bachelor level). On a recent public tender procedure promoted by the city, Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro, “Morar Carioca”, concerning the slum reurbanization, there were many graduates, who were part of the teams or even team leaders.

Our alumni, from master and doctoral degrees, teach as effective professors at the following architecture and urbanism schools: UFRJ, UFF, UFES, UFJF, UFV, UFPB, UFSJ, UFBA, PUC-RIO, Instituto Metodista Bennett, UNESA, Centro Universitário Geraldo Di Biase (UGB/Volta Redonda). Some alumni are at foreign universities mainly at: Universidade Católica Leuven (Belgium), Universidade de Aalborg (Denmark), Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juaréz (Mexico), Universidad Mayor de San Simon (Bolivia), and Universidade Piloto de Colômbia, (Colombia). Besides that, there are alumni teaching as visiting professors at UFRJ, UFF, UGF, and UNIPLI and at other schools at State of Rio de Janeiro.

By the end of 2012 there was an update of the PROURB alumni tracking and their entering in the labour market. 100% of the alumni, not only from master but also from the doctoral degree are part of the labour market, an overwhelming majotity teaching at universities. The total number of PROURB graduates (masters degree) in urbanism is 176. From this number the information provided concerned 97% of the alumni. The following numbers per activity were observed:

– Teaching at public universities: 50 (28%)

– Teaching at private universities: 29 (16%)

– Teaching at foreign universities: 9 (5%)

– National public bodies: 37 (21%)

– International public bodies: 2 (1%)

– Researcher/Masters fellows at public universities: 4 (2%)

– Private companies with a role in architecture and urbanism: 35 (20%)

– Non-profit associations: 2 (1%)

– NGO: 1 (1%)

– Other: 1 (1%)

We can notice that the focus of the alumni from masters activities is divided into three related areas: teaching at public, private and foreign universities (88 graduates-50%), the national and international public bodies (39 graduates-22%) and the private companies with a role in urbanism (20%). An overwhelming part of these alumni followed the doctoral program, becoming doctors, and the other part is studying at the doctoral program, great part of them studying at our graduate program.

The total number of alumni from the doctoral program at PROURB is 67. From this number it was possible to conduct a survey on the current role of 66 alumni (99% of the total number).

The following numbers were observed:

– Teaching at public universities: 44 (67%)

– Teaching at private universities: 5 (8%)

– Teaching at foreign universities: 6 (9%)

– National public bodies: 7 (10%)

– Private companies with a role in architecture and urbanism: 3 (5%)

– Non-profit associations: 1 (1%)

We notice that most of the alumni from the doctoral program dedicate themselves mainly to the higher education (84%), from these alumni, 67% work at public universities 8% work at private universities and 9% at foreign universities. The minority works at national public bodies (10%), and only 5% work at private companies. This survey shows that the program has been graduating alumni at a doctoral degree aiming at higher education, mainly public universities, meeting its needs with knowledge transfer.

We highlight the development of a current project from the “Mestrado da Escola de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da UEMA”, where “PROURB” graduated students at a doctoral level within the framework of “DINTER UEMA/PROURB”. We also received students from the doctoral program of “UFF, UFES, UFJF, UFV, UFPB” and from the post-doctoral program of “UFES, UFC and UFJF” which participation at PROURB led to the development of the graduation and post-graduation programs, currently working.

“PROURB” has been seeking to play its institutional and social part through programs and networks of solidarity, within the framework of its institutional policy of continuum concerning teaching, research, extension and interchange. It was the first program to propose a doctoral with interinstitutional cooperation (DINTER) in the field of architecture and urbanism. With the end of DINTER-UEMA in 2011, PROURB started a new task. In 2010, through the notification “CAPES Novas Fronteiras”, the program gained the approval of DINTER with the “Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso and the Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso (DINTER-UFMT-UNEMAT)”, from which a special class started its academic activities in March, 2011. The selection process of students was done in September 2010 and there are 10 students enrolled in it.

DINTER-UFMT-UNEMAT follows the same didatic and pedagogical rules of DINTER-UEMA, with its specific differences resulting from the notification “CAPES Novas Fronteiras”.

Besides DINTER programs, the program develops different ways of cooperation with other “PPGs” (graduation programs) and research centers in Brazil and abroad. The PROURB has been partnering through cooperation actions and solidarity networks with not only direct and indirect management bodies at the federal, state and local levels (“Ministério das Cidades, Ministério da Cultura, IPHAN, e Casa de Rui Barbosa, Fundação Parques e Jardins”), but also with organized civil society entities, such as NGOs and Community Associations. Seen in these terms, through our extension projects we provide technical advice to several segments of civil society, especially to the disadvantaged. We have the following current extention projects:

Project “Inclusão Urbanística e Social Vila Residencial”. In partnership with 30 units of UFRJ. Project PIBEX./UFRJ.

Project “Integrado de Apoio Tecnológico e Social a favelas Cariocas, Morro dos Prazeres, Rio de Janeiro”.

“Plano Municipal de Arborização da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Fundação Parques e Jardins”.

In 2012, we highlight the following cooperation and partership:

“Observatório de Favelas”

“Rede Waterlat – Governabilidade e da Cidadania na Gestão da Água e da Saúde Ambiental na América Latina”

“Frente Nacional de Saneamento” – member

“Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa” – member of the Board.

“IPHAN – RJ” – Cooperation Agreement.

“Associação Chiq da Silva” – partnership”

Publicado em 30/09/2013