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DAGNINO, Renato. What university Brazil is demanding?. Avaliação (Campinas) [online]. 2015, vol.20, n.2, pp.293-333. ISSN 1982-5765.

Designing a new project for the Brazilian university, at this moment when it is growing and keeping little adherence to the ongoing democratization scenario, is an urgent task for the leftist segments of the university community. Contrasting to the productivism-scientism-innovationism syndrome, favoring Extension function of the university as the channel that can reduce its dysfunctionality and insulation, revisiting the peripheral anathema of "quality versus relevance” to modify its Research and Education agendas, the argument withstands the dogmatic conception of neutrality and determinism of technoscience frankly predominant among that segment. Recognizing the need to compete for hegemony with those who favor a policy of alliances with the business sector, increasingly "financerized" denationalized, “deindustrialized”, mimetic and environmentally irresponsible, we suggest a rapprochement to the Solidarity Economy and its undertakings. “Sociotechnical Adequation” and the development of Social Technology are proposed as vectors of a university praxis capable to (re)joining its "inexacts" and "inhumans" around a project aimed at building an inclusive society.

Keywords : University designing; Neutrality and determinism of technoscience; Solidarity economy; Social technology.

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