Heitor Gurgulino de Souza


WAAS Designation: 
Fellow
Two line Bio: 

Heitor Gurgulino de Souza is the President of the Academy & World University Consortium, the President of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome, and recently retired as Vice President of the Club. He was appointed to the Council of the United Nations University (UNU) in 1986 and was selected by the UN Secretary General as UNU’s Rector the following year. He served in Japan (1987-1991 and 1992-1997) in the truly global and interdisciplinary University, was a Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO (1988-1989) and Vice-Rector of UNILEGIS, of Brazil’s Federal Senate. He worked for 16 years as Rector of the Federal University of São Carlos, S. Paulo, and as Director of the Department of University Affairs in the Ministry of Education, Director of the National Research Council (CNPq) and, by Presidential appointment, was a Member of the Federal Council of Education, both in Brasilia. Earlier he was Professor Emeritus of Physics at the State University of São Paulo, Brazil, and conducted research work in the Department of Physics at the Universities of Kansas (USA) and S. Paulo, and worked in the Department of Scientific Affairs at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC (USA) and helped set-up its large Regional Programs of Science and Technology. Heitor was nominated to WAAS by former President Harlan Cleveland. 

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Personal Statement: 

H. Gurgulino de Souza is the President of the Academy & World University Consortium, the President of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome, and recently retired as Vice President of the Club. He was appointed to the Council of the United Nations University (UNU) in 1986 and was selected by the UN Secretary General as UNU's Rector the following year. He served in Japan (1987-1991 and 1992-1997) in the truly global and interdisciplinary University, was a Special Advisor to the Director General of UNESCO (1988-1989) and Vice-Rector of UNILEGIS, of Brazil's Federal Senate. He worked for 16 years as Rector of the Federal University of São Carlos, S. Paulo, and as Director of the Department of University Affairs in the Ministry of Education, Director of the National Research Council (CNPq) and, by Presidential appointment, a Member of the Federal Council of Education, both in Brasilia. Earlier, he was Professor Emeritus of Physics at the State University of São Paulo, Brazil, and conducted research work in the Department of Physics at the Universities of Kansas (USA) and S. Paulo, and worked in the Department of Scientific Affairs at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC (USA) and helped set-up its large Regional Programs of Science and Technology. He was nominated to WAAS by former President Harlan Cleveland.

City: 
Brasilia
State: 
DF
Country: 
Brazil
Primary Position & Institution: 
Former Rector, The United Nations University
Other Affiliations: 
President of the World Academy of Art and Science - WAAS
President,Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome,Brasilia, DF-BRAZIL
Specialization: 
Education, Physics
Professional Areas of Interest: 
Global issues, UN Reform, Higher Education
WAAS Positions Held & When: 

Member of WAAS ( since 1992)

Member of the Board of Trustees of WAAS (2013)

President, Elections Committee of WAAS (2012)