As universidades federais e o novo normal: ofensivas neoliberais em tempos de pandemia

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


This work, resulting from research carried out along with the research line Fundamentals of Educational Processes of the Graduate Program in Education at FE/UFG, seeks to understand how the pandemic may have been a catalyst for the adoption and/or advancement of neoliberal proposals for federal universities, from the perspective that we would live a "new normal". The objective is to understand the actions adopted in the institutional and academic scope by federal universities during the pandemic, identifying how these actions implemented or combat the mercantile and utilitarian perspective of a university advocated by neoliberalism. To this end, a documentary and bibliographical research was carried out, highlighting some key authors: CHAUÍ, HARVEY, KLEIN, LEHER, SAAD-FILHO, SLOBODIAN e SILVA JÚNIOR. The documentary analysis was based on the study of the minutes of the University Councils of five federal universities, each one representing the five Brazilian regions: the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Goiás (UFG), Minas Gerais (UFMG), Pará (UFPA) and Santa Maria/RS (UFSM). The bibliographic study was carried out in journal articles, obtained from two research sources - the CAPES Journal Portal and Google Scholar published between 2020 and 2022 and which brought questions related to the “new normal” and universities. The thesis is organized into three chapters, where the first two seek to contextualize neoliberalism, understanding its foundations and specificities, delimiting its current stage and thus analyzing its developments in Brazil for higher education and in particular its relationship with public universities. And the third with a study of the developments of the studies carried out in the first two and that move to understand the trends that would be being presented to, mainly higher education institutions, as “new”, fruit of the perspective of a “new normal” that society would present itself after the pandemic. With the accomplishment of the research, it was verified the advance of neoliberalism potentiated by the context of the pandemic from the privatizing processes of knowledge, in an adaptation of the institutions to the “new normal”, leveraged by the innovations arising from the technologies of communication and information.



MORAIS, Frederico. D. R. As universidades federais e o novo normal: ofensivas neoliberais em tempos de pandemia. 2023. 120 f. Tese (Doutorado em Educação) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2023.