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by Richard Meckien - published Feb 23, 2016 02:25 PM - - last modified Nov 14, 2018 10:04 AM

In an unprecedented initiative for USP and the Brazilian academia, president Marco Antonio Zago approved a resolution on June 19, 2015, establishing the Sabbatical Year Program at the IEA, an old aspiration of the Institute.

The project was reopened thanks to Professor Mahir Saleh Hussein, coordinator of the IEA’s research group on Unconventional Nuclear Astrophysics. He participated in the initiative that gave rise to the program in 1991. The proposal is to foster a suitable environment for reflection and the release of the professors from their teaching and administrative burdens to fully participate in projects of the Institute from six months to a year.

Turma Sabáticos 2016
Professors of the first edition of the Sabbatical Year Program, concluded in March 2017

Martin Grossmann, former director of the IEA, believes that the experience of the sabbatical also represents the discovery of a "missing link with the Dean of Research", which supports the program by allocating a specific amount of financial aid for approved projects.

According to the rules of the program, each participant must give at least one public lecture per semester of participation and produce a unique and original article or other product, such as a book or work of art.


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