UFSC will require proof of vaccination against Covid-19 for first-year enrollment in undergraduate programs

23/02/2022 13:00

Candidates approved for admission to undergraduate programs at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) in 2022 will have to present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 to be able to enroll at the University.

The obligation is for those approved in the UFSC Entrance Examination (Vestibular) 2022, in the Unified Selection System (SiSU/Enem), and in the complementary selection processes: additional seats for the Black Ethnic-Racial Group/2022; additional seats for Indigenous People and Quilombolas/2022; Entrance Exam UFSC/2022 – Rural Education; Entrance Exam UFSC 2022 – Brazilian Sign Language; and Entrance Exam UFSC 2022 – Indigenous Intercultural Education. Students admitted as transfer and returning students must also present proof of vaccination.

The determination is contained in the Normative Resolution no. 103/2022/CGRAD, unanimously approved by the UFSC Undergraduate Studies Council on 9 February.

The proof will have to be presented together with the other documents required for enrollment at UFSC. Students will have to present to their Program’s Coordination Office a proof of immunization with at least one dose of the vaccine.

The vaccination certificate issued on the ConectSUS platform or a “vaccination voucher/booklet/card/passport printed on letterhead, issued at the time of vaccination by a Brazilian or foreign government institution, with legible data and correct identification of the bearer” will be accepted as proof according to the Resolution.

Persons with a medical contraindication to vaccination will be able to carry out the initial enrollment by presenting a medical certificate of the contraindication. The medical certificate must detail the medical reasons for the contraindication and, in case of doubts on the part of the Coordinators at the time of enrollment, the certificate may be sent to the Student Administration Department (DAE) and a Medical Committee to assess the adequacy of the contraindication. Anyone who does not present proof of vaccination or certificate of contraindication will not be able to enroll at UFSC.

The Prorector for Graduate Studies, Professor Daniel de Santana Vasconcelos, recalls that there was already a requirement for proof of vaccination to participate in the University Entrance Examination and in the other in-person selection processes for admission to UFSC undergraduate programs in 2022. “This is a control situation for the first-year students’ semester”, he says. He points out that the process involves a smaller number of students, distributed in almost a hundred programs, which makes the presentation of documents to Program Coordinators possible.

The committee appointed by the Rector to propose the conditions for the immunization requirements at UFSC is preparing a broader regulation in relation to the “vaccination passport”, which should be valid for all UFSC students, taking into account the planning for the beginning of the 2022/1 academic semester.

The committee is chaired by the Prorectorate for Undergraduate Studies (PROGRAD) and composed of members from the Prorectorate for Student Affairs (PRAE), the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG), the Prorectorate for Administration (PROAD), the Prorectorate for Personnel Management and Development (PRODEGESP), the Office of Planning and Budget (SEPLAN), the University Library (BU), and the Superintendency of Electronic Governance and Information and Communication Technology (SeTIC), in addition to the Rector’s Office.

“For all University students, we are planning, as is happening in the case of faculty and staff, a specific system or platform to load and control information, robust enough to handle a large volume of people providing information; after all, there are more than 30,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students”, says the Prorector for Undergraduate Studies.

Translated by SINTER/UFSC.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated with advances at UFSC

16/02/2022 18:26

11 February is annually marked by the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which has been institutionally celebrated at UFSC since 2021. The University has been taking actions that aim at seeking gender equality in science and, consequently, at the institution. In the last year, UFSC established a committee to implement equity policies; launched a course for undergraduate students on the subject; and awarded women scientists. In 2022, new goals are set with the creation of a permanent and representative committee and the planning of new advances that can be institutionalized on a permanent basis.

“For a year now, UFSC has turned its gaze to its women scientists with increased attention. But this is just the beginning. There is still a lot to be done”, emphasizes the Vice-Rector of UFSC, Cátia Carvalho Pinto. “We understand that this is a path of no return and that it is the result of the movement of our entire university community. The women and girls at UFSC want to be seen, heard, and they want their research to be supported”, highlights the manager and researcher.

Rector Ubaldo Cesar Balthazar believes that every step that has been taken is an important step forward. “It was a milestone in 2021 to have so many actions aimed at equity at UFSC. It is now vital that these efforts continue, and that is what we have been striving for,” he points out.

The actions that stood out in 2021 will have a new investment in 2022: UFSC has just formalized the Permanent Equity Committee; the courses on Gender, Diversity and Equity taught by the Institutional Program for Educational Support to Students (PIAPE) will have resources available to be offered in 2022; and the new edition of the Women in Science Award, which will be launched on 8 March (International Women’s Day), will reward black women researchers at UFSC.

Learn more about each of the actions and how they shall be developed throughout 2022:

Women and Girls in Science: Equity Committee becomes permanent

Women and Girls in Science: Gender, Science, Diversity and Equity become subjects debated in courses for more than 900 people

Women and Girls in Science: unprecedented award recognizes nine UFSC women researchers in 2021


See also:

‘Elas na Ciência’ series honors the work of UFSC women researchers


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Phase 2: UFSC will require a vaccination certificate from all workers from 14 February

14/02/2022 13:05

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) will require from all faculty, staff and other professionals working at UFSC a certification of complete vaccination cycle from the beginning of phase 2, which starts on 14 February. The measure was published in the University’s Official Bulletin last Monday, 7 February.

>> Phase 2 begins 14 February, access the Ordinance

The rules of the Normative Ordinance no. 422/2022/GR are valid not only for permanent faculty and staff, but also for substitute, visiting and volunteer faculty, temporary staff, researchers and/or research fellows, outsourced workers and interns. Proof of full vaccination will be required, which consists of two vaccine doses against Covid-19 and one booster dose; or one dose of the Janssen vaccine, plus the booster, according to the instructions of the Prorectorate for Personnel Management and Development (PRODEGESP).

Workers from the Colégio de Aplicação [Laboratory School – CA] and from the Child Development Center (NDI) will follow specific rules once they are entering phase 3, with in-person classes for all students starting in February. The Laboratory School enters Phase 3 on 10 February, and the NDI on 14 February.

>> Check the rules for Colégio de Aplicação and NDI workers         

Anyone without the complete vaccination cycle must present, with a frequency of five working days, a negative RT-PCR test result, or result from another test approved by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa), performed within the last 72 hours, according to the instructions.

In addition to the vaccination, the Central Administration reinforces the necessity of keeping protective measures, such as wearing PFF-2 masks and practicing social distancing. All of the biosafety measures are detailed in the Biosafety Guide.

Phase 2

Phase 2 for combating the COVID-19 pandemic at UFSC, which starts 14 February, is regulated by the Normative Ordinance no. 416/2021/GR, which was suspended last January due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. The Ordinance was now declared valid again, based on the justification presented by the Epidemiological Monitoring Committee that indicated the pandemic would enter a phase of stability. It is a stage of resuming in-person activities with organization tasks and staff scheduling. When the Phases for Combating COVID-19 were defined at UFSC, there was no expectation for immunization, which currently has a wide reach.

For details on how to present the vaccination certification and other information, you can read the full news report here.

Learn more:

University life in three Phases
Biosafety Guide for Phase 2
How to use PFF2 masks
Legislation – Coronavirus.ufsc.br
Visual Signaling – Coronavirus.ufsc.br

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UFSC formalizes agreement with the Normandy Chair for Peace, supported by the UN

11/02/2022 20:44

Prorector Cristiane Derani signs a membership agreement with the Normandy Chair for Peace, in France, alongside the president of the University of Caen, Lamri Adoui. (Photo: Promotion)

The Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), through the Office for International Relations (SINTER) and the Prorectorate for Graduate Studies (PROPG), recently formalized its membership with the Normandy Chair for Peace, an initiative supported by the United Nations (UN). UFSC is the only participating Brazilian university.

The Chair was created by initiative of the Normandy region in France, with the support of the United Nations, aiming to build lasting world peace. It participates in the World Forum and in international initiatives, respecting the freedom of professorship and the values of peace. Under the motto “We will have Peace on Earth when we have Peace with the Earth”, its work is very engaged with environmental issues, with a focus on success stories in protecting the environment.

The agreement signed by UFSC is valid for three years, with the possibility of renewal. It is expected that UFSC will create, based on this agreement, research groups and interact with researchers in carrying out the Chair’s activities.

Present during the signing of the agreement, on 11 January, in Caen, France, were Professor Michel Prieur, Leader of the research project on legal indicators of the Chair and President of the International Center for Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE), Professor Lamri Adoui, President of the University of Caen, Professor Cristiane Derani, Prorector for Graduate Studies at UFSC, and Professor Emilie Gailllard, Coordinator-General of the Chair.

The Prorector for Graduate Studies, Cristiane Derani, was personally in France in January to represent UFSC and formalize the institutional membership. She explained that the Chair houses multidisciplinary activities developed around themes proposed by any of the members.

“The signing of this agreement by UFSC opens doors for our researchers to develop projects that are supported by the Chair. It therefore facilitates partnerships and dissemination of our scientific activities. With this, UFSC projects itself internationally as a recognized research institution able to develop thematic projects with international partners. We know that, in the university rankings, publications and their impacts, as well as network activities, are valuable indicators of university quality”, emphasizes Derani.

“Among our strategic partnerships, French universities have always been the ones that send students and receive Brazilian students the most. We have a consolidated relationship with France, mainly in the areas of engineering and earth sciences. It is worth mentioning here the Brafitec and Brafagri Programs, which have been standing out in a relevant and significant way in our internationalization process. Strengthening these partnerships, with the inclusion of new areas of knowledge, will help us to maintain and strengthen ties with our French-speaking partners,” points out Lincoln Fernandes, Secretary for International Relations at UFSC.


UFSC was invited to participate in the Chair after a collaboration of researchers from the School of Law (CCJ) in a project on environmental legal indicators. As the Prorector for Graduate Studies explains, the international project had, at the Estação de Carijós, in Florianópolis, a first field study environment.

“It was during this activity that UFSC was invited to join the Chair. This was a first project, in which UFSC was invited. Now, from this agreement, our researchers will also be able to propose projects and integrate existing ones”, she points out.

Prorector Cristiane Derani is part of the Chair’s list of collaborators, as are other CCJ researchers, such as Professor Norma Sueli Padilha, Professor José Rubens Morato Leite, and researchers Fernanda de Salles Cavedon-CapdevilleLigia Ribeiro Vieira and Camila Segovia Rodriguez.

Learn more:
Normandy Chair for Peace
Agreement with UFSC (in French)


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