Marcelo Knobel

Marcelo Knobel is a Full Professor of the Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin” (Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute), of the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (University of Campinas, UNICAMP). From 2002 to 2006 he coordinated de Núcleo de Desenvolvimento da Criatividade (Creativity Development Center, NUDECRI), of UNICAMP and from 2006 to 2008 he was the Executive Director of the Science Museum, also at UNICAMP. He was the Vice-President for Undergraduate Programs from 2009 to 2013.

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Most Recent Articles

November 19, 2018
University autonomy and academic freedom are essential if universities are to fulfill their social mission which is why public authorities must guarantee and promote respect for these prerogatives.
June 20, 2018
In order for universities to effectively contribute to social and regional development, it is crucial that they seek new ideas and good practices, and be open to reviewing and changing their models according to the needs of society. 
July 18, 2016
The mergers and growing influence of the for-profit education sector fuels the ongoing concern over the quality provided by these giants.
April 13, 2016
International collaboration, increasingly pursued to improve productivity as well as impact and relevance, outstrips results from individual work or local partnerships alone.
October 31, 2015
Millions of Brazilians are about to take the ENEM, a national high school leaving exam, originally conceived as a mechanism for monitoring secondary school performance.
June 22, 2015
Few countries routinely assess the impact and effectiveness of their international scholarship programs.
February 24, 2015
Despite continuous claims of a revolution in classroom teaching strategies, the advent of massive online open courses, and the huge expansion in the use of technological devices, traditional lecturing endures.
December 7, 2014
Limiting salaries at the top of the career ladder for political reasons will certainly damage a university system that is considered to be among the best in Latin America and that has a fundamental role in the development of Brazil.
September 15, 2014
If considered with caution rankings can provide important information and lead to a better understanding of the complexities of the higher education scenario.
June 1, 2014
Recent news has confirmed that many Brazilian universities are struggling with the lack of potential university professors. 


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