Photo by Jair Quint – UFSC Communication Agency (AGECOM)

The Prorectorate for Outreach and Extension – PROEX [1] aims at articulating and supporting the implementation of UFSC outreach policy, either by means of specific actions from the academic departments or institutional actions in search for an effective integration of the social reality with the activities carried out in the university.

The responsibilities of PROEX are:

  • maintain the online registration form for outreach activities, resulting in a constantly updated database;
  • certify official outreach activities at UFSC;
  • support outreach activities through the planning, organization and monitoring of PROEXTENSÃO – Outreach Projects Support Program and PROBOLSAS – Outreach Scholarship Program;
  • organize and run the Projeto Rondon at UFSC;
  • give support to the coordination of the Sala Verde[green room] project;
  • give support to the coordination of  the Center for Elderly Studies (NETI);
  • organize delegations and participating in events such as the Brazilian Congress of University Outreach (CBEU), the University Outreach Seminar of Southern Brazil (SEURS) and the Iberoamerican University Outreach Congress;
  • provide dissemination of the outreach activities developed at UFSC through the University Newspaper and the Extensio electronic journal;
  • promote the inseparability of teaching, research and outreach through the annual Teaching, Research and Outreach Week (SEPEX) and the inclusion of outreach actions in the educational projects of undergraduate programs at UFSC.


[1] University outreach is understood as an educational, cultural, scientific and political interdisciplinary process that promotes the transforming interaction between the University and other society sectors. It is one of the keystones of higher education in Brazil, together with teaching and research. Hereinafter, we use the term outreach to refer to the broad range of activities that engages the university with society, including extension activities (i.e. those which are part of formal programs of the University, such as extracurricular courses). In this sense, outreach encompasses extension, and is used henceforth to refer to both.