CSHE Colleague Marcelo Knobel Elected as New Rector of Unicamp
The Center for Studies in Higher Education congratulates our colleague Marcelo Knobel on his election as Rector of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp) for a five year appointment. Founded 50 years ago, Unicamp has 34,000 students enrolled in 66 undergraduate courses, and is responsible for 8% of academic research in Brasil.
Marcelo is a Professor of Physics at Unicamp, a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Vice President of the Brazilian Society of Physics, and Editor-in-Chief of the Science and Culture Magazine for the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science. He served as Pró Reitor de Graduação at Unicamp from 2009 to 2013, where he was responsible for implementing the Interdisciplinary Higher Education Program. He remains dedicated to promoting the dissemination of science and technology in order to improve public perception of science in higher education.
Marcelo has visited the Center numerous times, given talks, and wrote the following ROPS contribution: