Anthropology, human rights, ethics and humanism are some of the topics studied
If we are to create a society that embraces its diversity, respects differences and knows how to coexist with and learn from other cultures and generations, we need to take people for what they are: human. Studying is then, one of the best ways to delve into topics associated with the complexity of life, social relations and philosophy, among others. Check out some of PUCRS’ undergraduate-level courses that address ethics, human rights and sustainability:
Anchored in human rights, the mission of PUCRS is to produce and disseminate knowledge and promote human and professional development, with an eye to the development of a just and fraternal society. In the last two years, more than 80 actions and projects associated with diversity and human rights were carried out. Additionally, more than 7,900 scientific productions have been published on these topics in the last five years.
In addition to advancing students’ development by adding different points of view to foster creativity and innovation, raising awareness to current issues and the humanitarian scenario means being in line with the new expectations of the job market. Companies of different sizes are increasingly concerned with issues that go beyond profits, although the engagement with social impact issues can also be good for one’s pocket.
A study carried out by Accenture Strategy points out that 83% of Brazilians prefers to buy from brands that mirror their life values. 79% of that population expects that companies will embrace attitudes that are relevant to society, by dealing with issues associated with the environment, politics and culture. Companies with more diverse teams outperform those with less diversity at a rate of 21%, according to McKinsey research, one of the most relevant consultancy companies all over the world.
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