Higher education systems are formed by public and private agents, educational institutions, stakeholders, among other components, moreover, they are complex, dynamic and competitive. An education system can be effective when there is cooperation among all sectors within the system.

To “destroy” what does not work and build new paradigms requires synergy between public and private actors. It is also necessary for policy makers to stimulate innovation and for HEI leaders to be willing to make their institutions align with contemporary management principles and with the best administrative and academic practices of higher education.

International experience shows that innovative education systems inspire creativity and effectively contribute to the training of people with the skills required by society and employers.

In order to create a dynamic environment, which is conducive to the implementation of good practices in higher education, goodwill and entrepreneurship of HEI managers are not enough if MEC (Ministry of Education and Culture) does not foster innovation through legislation and other public incentives. In this case, public policies play a strategic role due to their responsibility for the dynamics of educational systems.

Policies with bureaucratic and centralizing biases contribute little to the competitiveness of education systems and HEIs. SEMESP believes that innovation will happen through the de-bureaucratization of the education system and with the effective participation of agents who work in higher education, in the process of formulating public policies. In recent years, Brazil has not implemented educational reforms that have impacted and inspired the transformation of HEIs.

SEMESP, through the 19th FNESP, proposes to point out ways for Brazil to have an education system that inspires the culture of innovation and transform the HEIs into organizations predisposed to institutional learning and national and international cooperation.

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2017, September 28th and 29th

day 28: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
day 29: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Av. Das Nações Unidas, 12551 – Monções City, São Paulo – SP, 04533-085

Associate Semesp: R$ 1,440.00
Non-associated: R$ 2,050.00

  • Jeffrey Kratz – Executive responsible for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Government, Education and Business Divisions for Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean.

  • Andrés Bernasconi – Professor of the School of Education, Center for Studies and Practices in Political Education – PUC Chile
  • Jukka Mönkkonen – Rector of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Aalborg University and Member of the Board of Finland University
  • Sérgio Fiuza – Vice-Dean of the University Center of Pará (CESUPA) and GT Member of SEMESP Public Policy.
  • Deputy Caio Narcio – Chairman of the Education Committee of the Chamber of Deputies

Debater: Jeferson Vinhas Ferreira – Vice-Rector of the UNIS Educational Group

  • Antônio Carbonari – Director of the Higher Education Chamber – CNE 3
  • Henrique Sartori – Secretary for Regulation and Supervision of Higher Education / MEC / SERES
  • Maria Helena Guimarães de Castro – Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Education – MEC
  • Maria Inês Fini – President of the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Anísio Teixeira – INEP
  • Paulo Barone – Secretary of the Secretariat of Higher Education – Sesu

Debater: Dr. José Roberto Covac – Legal Director of Semesp

  • Carita Prokki – Business Director of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Finland
  • Adauto Braz Neto – Co-Founder of Inoversidade
  • Rasmus Antoff – Director of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Aalborg, Denmark

Debater: Edman Altheman – General Director of Faculdade Rio Branco


  • Claire Ramsbottom – Director of Fenway College Boston and President of the Association for Colaborative Leadership – ACL
  • Neal B. Abraham – Director of Five College Consortium

João Otávio Bastos Junqueira – Rector of Unifeob – Octávio Bastos University Center and Director of Semesp, ABRUC and Anaceu

SIMULTANEOUS 1 – Reports of Cases – Regional Cooperation Network
Francisco Elíseo Fernandes Sanches – Administrative Director – Funder of the Hermínio Ometto Foundation – Uniararas

SIMULTANEOUS 2 – Reports of Cases – Regional Cooperation Network 2
Rogério R. Matarucco – Rector of the Educational Foundation of Votuporanga – UNIFEV

SIMULTANEOUS 3 – Reports of Cases – Regional Cooperation Network 3
Bianor Colchesqui – Administrative Director of the Faculdades Integradas de Ourinhos – FIO

Debater: Márcio Sanches – Coordinator of the Corporate University Semesp


10 years of Technical Missions International – Overview and Learning
Adriano Novaes – Director of ESAMC Uberlândia

Understanding the Educational System in Australia
Mr. Nicolas Jönsson – Counselor of Science and Education of the Department of Education of Australia.

SIMULTANEOUS 1 – The Impact of Start Up’s in Higher Education
Daniel Machado – Director of Education Vertical at EdTech

SIMULTANEOUS 2 – The Importance of Academic Innovation in the Teaching Institution
Fagner Oliveira de Deus – Pro-Rector of Teaching, Research and Extension and Vice-Dean of the University Center of Patos de Minas – UNIPAM

SIMULTANEOUS 3 – Maker Movement and FabLab in Superior Teaching
Siron Cesar Pacheco Pereira – Fab Manager of the Maker Movement and the Fab Lab’s of the Faculty of Engineering of Sorocaba – FACENS

Debater: Paulo Tomazinho – Google Certified Innovator. Consultant for Innovation, Educational Technologies and New Business.

The dialogue with young people in times of uncertainty, high competitiveness and technological changes.

Serginho Groisman – Journalist, Rede Globo’s presenter and one of the most popular opinion makers on Brazilian television. Besides being a lecturer, he also is an interviewer and debate mediator.