Thematic Areas: Youth Employment | Greening TVET | Access, Equity & Quality | TVET in a Digital World | Further Themes
Our Key Programmes & Projects: i-hubs: Skills for Innovation Hubs | YEM: Youth Employment in the Mediterranean | BILT: Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET | UNEVOC TVET Leadership Programme | WYSD: World Youth Skills Day
Past Activities: TVET Global Forums
UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1994
The Federal University of Technology - Paraná is a public institution, owned by the federal government, with 13 Campuses located in the south of Brazil. The institution has its origin as an Elementary School for Craftsmen, founded in 1909, and has gone through changes until it officially became a University of Technology in 2005.
The University offers over 117 undergraduate courses, 36 graduate programs (6 doctorate and 30 masters programs) as well as an expressive number of research groups. Our University has around 2.300 professors, 1.000 administrative staff and 30.000 students.
The courses concentrate on the engineering areas: Mechanical, Civil Construction, Electronics, Computer Science, Food, Textile among others, although they also offer Teacher Education courses for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Languages Education, Biology.
UTFPR is the largest one offering Engineering Programs. UTFPR acts in the business sector through the development of applied research and entrepreneurial culture, as well as in local and regional communities through social activities.
UTFPR has been expanding over the years and it counts with 13 campuses located in the following cities in the State of Paraná: Apucarana, Campo Mourão, Cornélio Procópio, Curitiba, Dois Vizinhos, Francisco Beltrão, Guarapuava, Londrina, Medianeira, Pato Branco, Ponta Grossa, Santa Helena e Toledo.
To develop technological education of excellence through teaching, research and extension, interacting in an ethical, sustainable, productive and innovative way with the community for the advancement of knowledge and society.
ETHICS: generate and maintain credibility with society.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: to form the citizen integrated in the social context.
SOCIAL INTEGRATION: to carry out interactive actions with society for social and technological development.
INNOVATION: make the change through the entrepreneurial posture.
QUALITY and EXCELLENCE: to promote the continuous improvement of services offered for the satisfaction of society.
SUSTAINABILITY: ensure that all actions are sustainable in the social, environmental and economic dimensions.
I. minister at the higher education level:
a) undergraduate courses and graduate programs, aimed the preparation of professionals for different
areas of technological education;
b)degree courses, as well as special training programs
with a view to training teachers and disciplines at various levels and teaching modalities according to
the demands of local and regional scope;
II. to provide technical courses that are integrated with secondary education, aimed the training of technically qualified citizens, verifing the local and regional demands;
III. offering continuing education, through different mechanisms, aiming training, professional upgrading, and specialization at all levels of education in the areas of technological education;
IV. develop research, stimulating creative activities and extending their benefits to the community, promoting technological, social, economic, cultural, political and environmental development;
V. develop extension activities in accordance with the principles and goals of technological education, in articulation with the productive sector and social segments.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Secondary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Primary focus|
|Policy makers||Secondary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to lead|
|Migration||Interested to lead|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to lead|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to lead|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to lead|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to lead|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Moderately interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Highly interested|