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      About Instituto Venturi Para Estudos Ambientais


      The Instituto Venturi for Environmental Studies is a non-profit organization that aims to point economically viable solutions for environmental issues for companies, governments and local communities. It does so by compiling technical and scientific studies, conducting research, producing educational materials and organizing workshops on several sustainability-related topics.

      Over the years, the Instituto Venturi has focused its actions to help organizations and companies, public and private, in the adjustment of its production processes at higher levels of environmental quality as a result of the improvements made by the adoption of technologies and practices cleaner.

      The eighth edition of the International Forum on Solid Waste consolidates ours vocation to the struggle for a society whose actions are environmentally friendly, in safe and fair conditions for its stakeholders, while considering its necessary economic gains.


      About Unisinos/Escola Politécnica


      At 45, Unisinos is among the largest private universities in Brazil, with about 30,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and extension in the presence modalities and EAD. The university prides itself on its ability to be innovative. With current methods and use of new technologies, is attentive to the contemporary world and the transformation without, however, giving up their original values.

      In pursuit of technological inflection and internationalization, Unisinos begins to take important steps to create an institutional identity of knowledge. One is the concept of schools. Within the strategic planning Unisinos, schools have an extremely important role, which is meeting in the same orientation, the different courses which comprise the six areas of the university.

      The Polytechnic School connects the different technological areas, Engineering, Information Technology, architecture, geology and biology, to promote, as one of its strategic projects, environmental entrepreneurship, with the completion of major projects in partnership with companies and government agencies, focused on sustainable development as part of its 3 levels of training of human resources, graduate, postgraduate and specializations. In this sense, the partnership with the Instituto Venturi in the search for environmental solutions, technological, and economic with respect to solid waste generation, in a perspective of interdisciplinarity, is undoubtedly a key way to achieve a more sustainable planet for present and future generations.


      About UnB/Lacis


      The University of Brasilia was inaugurated on April 21, 1962 and is among the best universities in Brazil. It currently has 2,445 teachers, technical and administrative 2,630 and 28,570 regular students and 6,304 graduate. It consists of 26 institutes and colleges and 21 specialized research centers. It offers 109 undergraduate courses, 31 and 10 the night away. There are still 147 postgraduate courses sensu lato and 22 specializations.

      The UnB is organized by area of expertise in academic units are departments that develop teaching, research and extension. It is up to each of these units set guidelines, organize and manage their actions autonomously and under the general supervision of the Rector. The Academic Units of UNB include colleges, institutes, centers, cores and undergraduate teaching labs and graduate students, distributed between the four university campuses.

      The Laboratory of the Built Environment, Inclusion and Sustainability (Lacis) was conceived in 2004 as a partnership between (CDS / UNB) and the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU / UNB). The Lacis aims to research, teaching and extension with a mission to be a creative laboratory, testing and sharing technologies and methodologies with a focus on innovation and sustainability of the built environment, considering the collaborative networks, social inclusion, environmental education and the strengthening of industries learning system and other organizations.


      About Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná


      The Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR) is the first so named in Brazil and, therefore, has a somewhat different history from other universities. The Institution was not created and, rather, transformed from the Federal Center of Technological Education of Paraná (Cefet-PR). As the origin of this center is the School of Apprentice Crafts, founded in 1909, UTFPR inherited a long and expressive trajectory in professional education.

      UTFPR's main focus is graduation, postgraduate and extension. It offers 100 top technology courses, bachelor's degrees (among them engineering) and licentiate's degrees. The consolidation of undergraduate education encourages graduate growth, with more than 90 specialization courses, 40 stricto sensu postgraduate programs, with master's and doctoral courses, as well as hundreds of research groups.

      With wide coverage in Paraná, UTFPR has 13 campuses in the State and intends to expand this performance. Currently, UTFPR's workforce is 2,549 teachers and 1,176 technical-administrative staff. The number of regular students in technical, undergraduate and postgraduate courses exceeds 32 thousand.


      About Universidade Federal da Paraíba 


      The Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) was created in 1955 and federalized in 1960. It is an autonomous Institution of special education, research and extension regime, linked to the Ministry of Education.

      It has a multi-camp structure, formed by Campus I, in the city of João Pessoa, comprising the following Centers: Exact and Nature Sciences Center - CCEN; Center for Human Sciences, Letters and Arts - CCHLA; Center for Communication, Tourism and Arts - CCTA, Health Sciences Center - CCS; Center for Applied Social Sciences - CCSA; Center of Education - CE; Center of Technology - CT and Center of Legal Sciences - CCJ; Center for Biotechnology - CBiotec; Center for Technology and Regional Development - CTDR; Center for Medical Sciences - CCM; Center of Informatics - CI; Center of Informatics - CI and Center of Renewable Alternative Energies - CEAR and Campus II, in the city of Areia, includes the Agricultural Sciences Center - CCA and Campus III, in the city of Bananeiras, encompasses the Center for Human, Social and Agrarias - CCHSA and Campus IV, in the cities of Mamanguape and Rio Tinto, with the Center for Applied Sciences and Education - CCAE.

      In education, the UFPB offers 124 undergraduate courses and 111 postgraduate courses in several areas of knowledge (5 Specialization, 58 Academic Masters, 12 Professional Masters and 36 PhDs). In the survey, the UFPB has 562 research groups with 2,084 research lines and more than 9,000 researchers (students, professors and technicians). In extension, the UFPB counts on actions that seek to promote a citizen formation and to contribute with the local, regional and national development, besides spreading the Brazilian culture through the diverse artistic-cultural manifestations. There are 821 extension actions (programs, projects, courses, events and products), involving 1,503 teachers, 3,849 students and 398 administrative technicians.

      At present it has 38,880 registered students, distributed as follows: 29,237 in the Undergraduate Degree, 4,265 in the Distance Graduation and 5,378 in the Postgraduate Course with 4,738 stricto sensu and 640 lato sensu. A body of 2,659 Teachers, 4,829 Administrative Technicians, in addition to external users that use banking, food and leisure services. 


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