As the major institution of higher education in Brazil, and as one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America, the University of Sao Paulo (USP) intends to lead the development of knowledge, education, and research of the circular economy across South America. The key activities are:
- The creation of a practice community for research and knowledge development for a multidisciplinary circular economy within the following knowledge areas: Engineering; Economy; Management; Business and Administration; Law; Agriculture and Forest Sciences; Social Science; Biology; Physics; Maths and Computing Sciences; Architecture; Urban and Regional Planning
- The integration of circular economy content on graduate and undergraduate courses within USP
- The development of circular economy education programmes for the society
- Technical and scientific support on research, innovation and knowledge transfer to the society and in particular to CE100 Brasil.
The relationship between USP and the CE100 programme will aim to promote circular economy through research, education, and extension activities within society. This relationship presents several fruitful projects, including a programme on lifecycle management, and engineering innovation for circular economy new business processes and models, research into the socio-environmental issues concerning circular economy, and the wider integration of circular economy into the policies and curriculum of the University.