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1 Universidad Veracruzana Sustainability: University commitment to society and the environment Madrid, June 2011

2 Universidad Veracruzana Veracruz state

3 Universidad Veracruzana Veracruz Synthesis of Mexico: coexistence of economic, social and cultural potential faced with conditions of poverty and marginalization of its population

4 Universidad Veracruzana Presence of Universidad Veracruzana

5 Universidad Veracruzana Numeralia University Population Students71,176 Professors6,029 Administrative personnel4,819 Total82,084 Infrastructure Buildings369

6 Universidad Veracruzana 74 Schools 1 System of open education 32 Research Centers 2 Technology Laboratories 1 Anthropology Museum 6 Language Centers 11 Auto-access centers for language learning 1 Departament of Foreign Languages 2 Centers for musical initiation 6 Free Art Schools 1 School for Foreign Students 1 Gynaecology and Obstetry Hospital School 4 Intercultural University Centers 8 Outreach University Houses 1 Art Gallery 7 Library and Information Services Units

7 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Progress is not possible without information, information is not possible without knowledge and knowledge is not possible without education Carlos Fuentes Knowledge: the currency of our time

8 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana No globalization works without a single village that doesnt The gap between development and underdevelopment tends to get wider Knowledge essencially determines the competitiveness of individuals, businesses, regions and countries

9 Universidad Veracruzana University Committment Contribute to building a more equitable and less unequal society of knowledge, related to the problems of our nations Support the generation, appropriation and utilization of knowledge for sustainability Convert the creation and transference of knowledge into a tool for societys own benefit

10 Universidad Veracruzana Educational model based on professional skills, self-learning and integral training Technological support through the use of information and communication technologies Culture of transparency, access to information and accountability Promotion of the social distribution of knowledge Master plan for sustainability Universidad Veracruzana Reforms

11 Universidad Veracruzana Universidad Veracruzana is home to 32 research centers and technology laboratories in varios fields including Nanotechnology Historic-Social Sciences / Anthropology Neuroethology Tropical Research Ecology and Fisheries Biomedics Medicinal Plants Climate Change

12 Universidad Veracruzana The University Houses provide a space for university outreach where the professional training of our students is priveleged and the distribution of knowledge is promoted Facilities with medical services, laboratories and digital centers Social Outreach

13 Universidad Veracruzana Universidad Veracruzanas Intercultural University Intercultural Regional Centers Huasteca (Ixhuatlán de Madero) Totonacapan (Espinal) Grandes Montañas (Tequila) Las Selvas (Huazuntlán municipio de Mecayapan)

14 Universidad Veracruzana Outreach to the Productive Sector Small Business Development Centers University Program to Support Employment Productive Diversification Program

15 Universidad Veracruzana Outreach to the Governmental Sector Network of Metropolitan Observatories Veracruz Program for Climate Change State system for natural protected species Strategic reforestation program in Veracruz Training programs for municipal officers

16 Universidad Veracruzana Anthropology Museum Symphony Orchestra Editorial house and university library International university book fair International music festival International jazz festival Arts and Culture

17 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Master Plan for Sustainability Environmental dimension for sustainability in reseach and education (DISCURRE) Communication participation and education of the university community (COMPARTE) University System for environmental management (SUMA) Core strategies

18 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Core Strategy I: University System for Environmental Management (SUMA) A set of strategies to prevent, mitigate, restore and correct environmental impacts resulting from university activity

19 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Areas of action in priority issues I Management of special materials and residues II Management of residues, leaks and emissions III Appropriate and efficient use of water resources IV Appropriate and efficient use of energy V Appropriate and efficient use of office supplies VI Management of green protected areas VII Bioclimatics, constructions and maintainence VIII Management of university traffic and transport IX Administration and acquisitions X Management of risks and natural disasters

20 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Promote actions that uphold the university community committment to the diverse programs for sustainability of and from the university Core Strategy II: Communication, participation and education of the university community (COMPARTE)

21 ___ ____ ____ _________ __ ______ __ _____ ___ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ Haga clic para modificar el estilo de texto del patrón Segundo nivel Tercer nivel Cuarto nivel Quinto nivel Universidad Veracruzana Core Strategy III: Environmental dimension for sustainability in education (DISCURRE) Direct incorporation into the education in all our technical diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs offered at UV Profound restructurization of curricula in order to orient programs towards the analysis of how professional experiences are linked to the environment and sustainability Foster research into problems that obstruct state and national development towards sustainabilty

22 Universidad Veracruzana Thank you


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