FUSP - FUNDAÇÃO DE APOIO À UNIVERSIDADE DE SÃO PAULO
The Government of the State of São Paulo established the Escola Politécnica de São Paulo (EPUSP) in 1893. EPUSP was integrated to the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1934, when USP was established. The EPUSP is one of the most important engineering schools in Latin America. EPUSP comprises 463 professors, 502 non-teaching staff, 4.500 undergraduate, 3.600 graduate and 7.777 Continued Education Program students. The school is organized in 15 departments. The participation of FUSP is divided between: Escola Politécnica, the School of Communication and Arts, the City of Knowledge and the Centre for Technology Policy, Management and Innovation (PGT-USP).
The School of Communication and Arts that was established in 1968 and has been one of the leading hubs for the development of projects related to new media, distance education and knowledge management for the last 10 years. The City of Knowledge Research Group was established at the Institute of Advanced Studies and in 2005 the project transferred its lab to the Department of Film, Radio and TV (Audiovisual Graduate and Post-Graduate Courses). The research group has been commissioned by federal, state and municipal governments for the design and implementation of testbeds related to digital certification, distance education,
social and digital inclusion, mobile content production and audiovisual management capacity building among educational and social leaders. The PGT focuses on knowledge practices and regulatory issues related to the emerging technological environment
FUSP main contribution in the project is in helping develop the International Platform. They have partnerships across South America and will collect invaluable information to ensure that the South American experience is fully appreciated and incorporated in CASAGRAS2. They will also assist in dissemination across the region.