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IEA-USP fosters international dialogue by launching the English version of the 73th issue of its journal

by Richard Meckien - published Dec 19, 2013 04:50 PM - - last modified Jan 20, 2014 11:59 AM

The journal 'Estudos Avançados' has launched the English version of its issue 73, dedicated to the history and the profile of IEA-USP and other Brazilian and foreign IASs. The goal of the initiative is to collaborate with the dialogue between the institutes of the University Network-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS) network and other international institutions.

Mapa da UbiasIn order to provide more subsidies to the dialogue between the IEA-USP and its partners of UBIAS (University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study) and of other international institutions, the ‘Estudos Avançados’ journal has produced a digital version of issue 73, dedicated to the history and profile of the institute and other Brazilian and foreign IASs, in English.

Originally launched in December 2011 as part of the celebrations of IEA-USP’s 25th anniversary, issue 73 features the special dossier ‘IASs: Science and Society’. The 20 articles that make up the dossier outline a panel of ideas that have guided the creation of the institutes for advanced study from the foundation of the pioneer institute in Princeton until the emergence of newer units in Brazil and abroad.

Through articles written by their directors, the IEAs of UNB (University of Brasilia), UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul), UNICAMP (State University of Campinas), University of British Columbia (Canada), Collegium Budapest (Hungary), Collegium de Lyon (France) and Fudan University (China) are all represented in the dossier. The section dedicated to IEA-USP contains articles written by former directors, coordinators of the hubs of Ribeirão Preto and São Carlos and Alfredo Bosi, editor of ‘Estudos Avançados’ and former director of the institute.

The creation of IASs in various universities around the world since the 80’s demonstrates that the international academic community sees this type of institution as a key component for the development of universities. The article written by researchers of the FRIAS (IAS at the University of Freiburg) on the 32 members of UBIAS points out some common features like full freedom of research and the variety of structures, emphases and approaches. The dossier of ‘Estudos Avançados’ tries to picture the vitality and commitment of the institutes regarding scientific excellence and improvement of the societies worldwide.

Issue 73 also brings a series of five texts about USP’s museums. As highlighted by Bosi, it is a "tribute to our partners in research and in the opening of the university to society.

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