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UA@Local Community
Liliana Sousa - Pro-Rector of the University of Aveiro

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  • Uma apresentação geral da UA
  • The basis of this proposal is that …
    The topics that I will address are:
  • UA: a community in itself
    It has a population of students, staff
    Services: restaurant, bank, book shop, …

  • Side by side with other communities
  • And using the map which is at this workshop program
    All these communities are part and compose the city of Aveiro
    “my city”, where I was borned, where I live, and which I love
  • UA is at the local community since its birth: 40 years ago, in 1974

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  • 1. UA@local.community Liliana Sousa, UA lilianax@ua.pt 20th November 2013
  • 2. UA is a community @ a local community What has the UA been doing at the community during its 40 years of existence? What is the next step and why is it important? Project UA@Local.Community
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  • 5. UA@local.community for 40 years UA was born in 1974! Since the beginning its mission included: •create knowledge that benefits the individuals and the society; •being an actor for the regional development What has been the involvement with the community? Some examples!
  • 6. Promoting innovation and well-being  I&D at the Campus • • • PT Inovação (IT) Nokia Siemens (IT) Sapo  Services and measures to promote cooperation • UATEC, GrupUNAVE, IDAD, FJJM…, portfolios, Gabinete UniversityOrganizations  Supporting and being supported by the region: • • • Aveiro Digital with PT Innovation and the region Projects with CIRA – Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região de Aveiro Case study for the QREN Observatory
  • 7. Promoting learning and science valorization  Some projects • • • • • • • • • • • • PmatE – Projecto Matemática Ensino Fábrica de Ciência Viva Biologia na Noite CAMBADA, Micro-rato Olimpíadas de Química Research Day Academia de Verão Campus Junior Tecla - Torneio Estudantil de Computação multi-Linguagem de Aveiro Concurso electrónica "Met'Água" Projecto ÍCARO Horizontes da Física
  • 8. Promoting culture  Languages courses  GrETUA (teatro experimental)  Centro de Estudos de Jazz  Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras
  • 9. Campus: modernity  Open museum of Portuguese contemporary architecture (2 PRITZKER)  Sustainable campus (accessibility, energy efficiency, biodiversity  1100 beds (students and staff)  Volunteerism
  • 10. UA@local.community Untill now … More backstage !? More centered in decision makers!?
  • 11. What to do next!?UA@Local.Community More visibility (at least for the general community members) Physical presence in the surrender community
  • 12. Place: Park of Sustainability Needs: defined together (citizens, local authorities and university staff) Actions: •Social participation and inclusion •Health and well-being •Economy
  • 13. Target groups •Adults with low literacy levels •Educative community •Persons with chronic diseases and their families •Older persons •All the population …
  • 14. Pilot-Projet / Some activities: 2013-2014 1. • • • • • • • • Ecology and sustainability: nature and biodiversity How to do an Herbarium? A nest for a little bird! Birds in the air! Trees and math's! Scientific memories. Natural paints. Natural cosmetics. Walking by the park.
  • 15. Pilot-Projet / Some activities: 2013-2014 2. Social sustainability: civic participation, health and well-being •Portuguese language for adults •Instrumental English •Community “parliaments” •How to manage diabetes •Intergenerational games in the park •Practicing Chi Kung •Workshops on ageing well •Young persons and civic participation
  • 16. Pilot-Projet / Some activities: 2013-2014 3. Economic sustainability: economy and innovation Workshops: •Social Innovation •Managing projects •Financial literacy •Publicity: tendencies •Challenges from the European integration!
  • 17. Some FINAL REMARKS: In Aveiro the City and the University are together! Finding innovative ways of promoting each and everyone well-being and civic participation! What we want? First we want to do it better. And if possible we want to do more.
  • 18. LocalCommunity@ua UA is an open institution!