Professor Oscar Hipólito named new Rector of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Rector Hipolito will provide leadership and guidance to the university’s academic mission


Professor Oscar Hipólito named new Rector of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Starting on May 1, 2013, Dr. Oscar Hipólito will become the new Rector of Universidade Anhembi Morumbi (UAM). In his new role, Rector Hipólito will be responsible for the academic affairs of the institution. Professor Hipólito joined Laureate in August 2011 as Chief Academic Officer of Laureate Brazil.

Professor Hipólito replaces Prof. Gabriel Mario Rodrigues, Anhembi’s founder, who left the institution in March this year. Throughout his career, Hipólito has been at the forefront of many projects in prestigious public and private institutions, including Universidade São Paulo, where for 30 years he held a number of different roles including Professor of Physics and Director of Physics and Chemistry of São Carlos campus. He has also served as a Pro-Rector of Academics at different private universities.

Professor Hipólito has served government organizations to promote education as related to FAPESP (Foundation to Support Research for the State of São Paulo), CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) and CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel). He has published over 200 scientific papers in journals, national and international. More than one hundred papers in international journals, which have earned more than 1,000 citations in ISI. Additionally, he published several articles in the mainstream press newspapers and magazines focused on education, science and technology.

Professor Hipólito has been recognized with numerous academic distinctions, including: Junior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (1972/1976); CNPq Researcher (1986-1998), Senior Associate of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste , Italy (January 1992 - December 1998), 68 ° ranking "Who are the Brazilian Scientific Elite" - drafted by the Folha de São Paulo (05/21/1995), 41 in the "Top of Science", drafted by the Folha de São Paulo (12/09/1999).

Prior to joining Laureate, he served as a consultant at Lobo & Associados Consultoria Consulting since 1999, as a researcher at the Lobo Institute for the Development of Education, Science and Technology since 2006, and currently serves as Institutional Reviewer of the MEC / INEP. He earned his undergraduate degree in Physics, his Master of Science and PhD in Physics at Universidade São Paulo and completed his has Postdoctoral at the University of California, San Diego, United States, working with Prof. Walter Kohn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1998.

This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.