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Gurgulino de Souza, Heitor

Gurgulino de Souza, Heitor

President, World Academy of Art & Science, World University Consortium; Vice President, Club of Rome; Secretary General, The International Association of University Presidents, Brazil. Email - hgurgulino@aol.com

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President, World Academy of Art & Science, World University Consortium; Vice President, Club of Rome; Secretary General, The International Association of University Presidents, Brazil. Email - hgurgulino@aol.com

Professor Gurgulino de Souza, President of World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium was Director of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development of Brazil from 1975 to 1978 and then became Special Adviser to its President. From 1972 to 1974 he headed the Department of University Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture located in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. From 1970 to 1974 he was Rector of the Federal University of Sao Carlos, State of Sao Paulo.

Professor Gurgulino de Souza has been involved in a number of international organizations active in the promotion of academic research and teaching. On 3O March 1987, Secretary-General Javier Peréz de Cuéllar, after consultation with the Director-General of UNESCO, and with his concurrence, appointed him as Rector of the UNU to succeed Soedjatmoko. He assumed the office in September 1987. After leaving UNU in 1997, Professor Gurgulino de Souza was named Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO, a position he held until 1999. He is currently the Secretary General of the International Association of University Presidents in Brazil and the Vice President of the Club Of Rome presiding the Brazilian Chapter.