Higher Education and Regional Sustainable Development: The Case of the Federal University of Tocantins in the Brazilian Cerrado

Part of the Schooling for Sustainable Development book series (SSDE, volume 2)


This chapter focuses on the creation of the Federal University of Tocantins (UFT) in the Legal Brazilian Amazon region. We present the main lines of a systemic vision related to the subject as a strategy for locating readers in the big picture and motivating new approaches to problems and questions intrinsic to the object itself. First of all, we must ask: Why is the creation of the UFT regarded as a unique event in the national and international scene?


Sustainable Development Indigenous People Regional Development Amazon Region Conservation Unit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Federal University of TocantinsPalmasBrazil

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