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New president takes office at the ITA

Engineer Anderson Ribeiro Correia: new president of the ITA

Bruno Batista Engineer Anderson Ribeiro Correia: new president of the ITABruno Batista

Anderson Ribeiro Correia, the new president of the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), is expected to take office in late February 2016. Correia earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), a master’s from the ITA and a doctorate from the University of Calgary in Canada. He was dean of extension and cooperation of the Institute, founded in 1950, which currently has 180 professors, 700 undergraduate students and 1,700 graduate students. One of Correia’s goals is to upgrade engineering studies and strengthen graduate studies and undergraduate research. Replacing the cadre of professors is one of the goals for the coming years now that many have retired. “ITA is a driver of technological development in Brazil. The institution has a great impact on society,” Correia says on the institute’s website. The process of selecting the new president began in September 2015.