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February 29th 2016: David and Goliath in Brazil: 2 Cases Studies of Higher Ed Transformation, Insper and UFMG

Transformation of engineering education is taking place all over the world, and sometimes initiatives are particularly energetic far away from the usual suspects in North America. Big Beacon Radio host Dave Goldberg is joined by two engineering deans from Brazil, Irineu Gianesi from Insper in Sao Paulo, a small private startup co-located with an established business program, and Alessandro Moreira from UFMG in Belo Horizonte, a large public university. Join Irineu, Alessandro, and Dave for a lively conversation on the challenges and opportunities for educational transformation in Brazil.

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Irineu Gianesi

Irineu Gianesi currently holds a position of Dean of Teaching and Learning at Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was the leader of the design and implementation of new undergraduate degrees in engineering at Insper. Since the development of the vision of a new school in 2011, with a budget of $40 million, the project ended up launching probably the most relevant and disruptive innovation in engineering education in Brazil.
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Alessandro Moreira

Alessandro Moreira holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG, and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since 1993 he has held a position within UFMG's in School of Engineering and is currently an Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and Dean of the School of Engineering.
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