Emory University delegation visits Unifesp´s School of Philosophy, Language and Human Sciences


Members of Emory University, an institution based in the city of Atlanta, USA, visited the School of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of the Federal University of São Paulo (EFLCH / Unifesp), Guarulhos Campus. The meeting, which aimed at intensifying the existing partnership between universities, took place on 9 March.

One of the products from this partnership is the "Pauliceia 2.0 Project: collaborative mapping of the history of São Paulo (1870-1940)", coordinated by  faculty member from the Department of History of EFLCH / Unifesp, Luis Ferla, with the participation of the Institute of Science and Technology (ICT / Unifesp), São José dos Campos Campus, the Public Archive of the State of São Paulo and the National Institute of Space Research (INPE).

Representing EFLCH / Unifesp, besides Professor Ferla, were the academic director, Professor Magali Silvestre, faculty, students and technical-administrative assistants in education. Representing EMORY University, the meeting included the head of the Department of History, Professor Jeffrey Lesser, the Vice President of Global Strategy and Initiatives, Professor Philip Wainwright, and the Officer of Global Strategy and Initiative Director, Professor Chris Rapalje, were present as well. Also present at the meeting was the senior technologist from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Nandamudi Lankalapalli Vijaykumar.

During the stay in Brazil, the Emory University delegation also visited Unifesp´s Rectorate, the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (Fapesp), the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) and the Fulbright Foundation.