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Office of the Provost for Culture and Extension

Relationship actions of the University of São Paulo towards society

  • On-site and online university extension courses
  • Culture Centers 
  • Community engagement programs
  • Special events

Courses and Activities

The Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão Universitária is responsible for offering and managing the university extension courses and activities in its various forms, following specific rules. These courses and activities are classified as follows:

Continuing Education and Graduate Schools

Courses that entail practice or training for graduates. From a professional point of view, it is the set of skills required so that the professional can keep up with the changes in his or her area of expertise.

Professional Training and Residency Programs

Activities that aim to train, develop, or improve skills inherent to a profession, as opposed to “Continuing Education” activities due to the predominantly practical approach developed in their training projects by means of on-the-job training.

Diffusion Courses with no minimum education requirement

The Diffusion Course, which has a minimum workload of 4 hours, is an activity of artistic, cultural, scientific, technical, technological, or sports diffusion and is aimed at the general public, with no minimum education requirement.

Check the available courses

Information on the extension courses currently available can be found on USP’s Sistema Apolo, where you can also register and carry out other academic and administrative procedures. Click on the link below to access the information system:

News / See more

Caminhos da Cultura on Rádio USP

Get to know everything about USP’s cultural programming, available to the general public! The program Caminhos da Cultura (Culture Pathways) is presented live weekly on the Via Sampa program at Rádio USP and available here as a podcast. Note: since 03/19/2020, the program is temporarily suspended  due to the coronavirus pandemic.

USP INTEGRAção Magazine

New USP magazine highlights activities aimed at society: cultural activities, community engagement programs, and extension projects to be featured on the publication.