The rector of UFMG, Prof Sandra Goulart Almeida, became on June, 29 the first female leader of the Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (Montevideo Group), a league created in 1991 to bring together South American publicly-funded universities.
“I was the first female vice president of AUGM, and now I am the first president in this condition. Having a woman at the head of AUGM is very important, especially in a moment like this”, emphasizes Prof Almeida. “We have been discussing a lot the issue of gender balance, even inside the Association. In Latin America this space [the rectorship of public universities] is mostly a male space,” she affirms.
Still on this topic, UFMG’s rector recalls that gender equity in positions of power is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations (UN) that must be globally achieved by 2030.
Newsletter Fundep Goes Global UFMG | August 2021