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

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. 
April 6, 2014
This new Federal University of the South of Bahia will not be “more of the same” on the Brazilian landscape.
February 9, 2014
Many affirmative action programs emerge in Brazil, but most struggle with limited number of places in public higher education.
January 12, 2014
Brazil performs below the average in mathematics (ranks between 57 and 60), reading (ranks between 54 and 56) and science (ranks between 57 and 60) among the 65 countries and economies that participated.
October 27, 2013
In 2013 the exam will be taken by the amazing number of 7.17 million participants. The grade on the exam is accepted as the only criterion for access at an increasing number of universities.
September 26, 2013
Estácio Participações announced it would buy part of the group Uniseb for R$ 615.3 millions ($280 million). Estácio Participações currently operates 77 campuses in Brazil.


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