Doctoral training for universities in the northern region:
Several universities located throughout the North region have a limited number of professors with Doctor degrees. This situation is due to logistical difficulties and costs involved in the training of Doctors in large centers located in other regions of the country, including the UFPA Advanced Campus that are present in the interior of the state of Pará. PRODERNA, along with the University of the State of Amazonas (UEA) and the University Campus of Tucuruí (CAMTUC / UFPA), have set up specific classes to assist UAS and CAMTUC professors. The initiative has already contributed to the qualification of 11 doctors and is under the coordination of the professors Emanuel Negrao Macêdo and José Antonio da Silva Souza, who count on the participation of all the teaching staff of the Program and of another 20 students. This action is encouraged by the UEA professors, the UFPA Research and Graduate Degrees, the Coordination Foundation for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).
Citizen Technology: an ICT-based program for social transformations through University extension:
Communication and Information Technologies (ICT) allow radical transformations in society, provided they are properly mastered and used. The proposed "Citizen Technology" program is aligned with the extension actions of the Federal University of Pará (UFPA) and, especially, its Faculty of Computer Engineering, whose pedagogical project was reformulated in 2010 to contemplate the indissolubility of teaching, research and extension.
The program uses state-of-the-art technologies in voice recognition and synthesis developed at UFPA to transform the reality of people with special needs with regard to computer use. The program also invests in the process of social inclusion through digital inclusion. The actions carried out in the scope of the project consist in the realization of face-to-face training in infocenters and non-presential ones, through the use of the Moodle platform, and the action of entities of recognized social impact as the Emmaus Republic Movement and Oncology Support Volunteerism Association (AVAO). Started in 2010, the project has the support of the Ministry of Communications.