FGV’s mission is to stimulate Brazil’s national socioeconomic development. As one of the world’s leading knowledge centers, we strive to always be an innovative institution, for our students and society as a whole.
In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to continue to uphold this commitment and pursue our mission, we have had to quickly meet the needs imposed on us by this international emergency and reestablish our activities.
We were able to reestablish our activities quickly, thanks to our students, professors and employees, who have been extremely committed and resilient in light of recent changes. The results of these efforts can be seen in the numbers and achievements listed below:
- Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral courses: 6,500 students are having live, interactive online classes.
- MBA programs operating in more than 100 municipalities: approximately 1,800 courses with more than 47,000 students, also having live, interactive online classes.
- Free online courses available to the general public, which have so far been accessed more than 6,000,000 times.
- Price surveys and other services, as well as the disclosure of economic indexes, which are being presented normally and can be seen on FGV IBRE’s website.
- Dissemination of knowledge through academic research conducted by different areas of FGV.
- More than 1,800 employees using technology platforms to work safely from home.
- Virtual big data labs installed and fully used by students.
- Sharing of knowledge through daily FGV webinars, free of charge.
- Production of new periodic web series featuring videos on key topics related to the coronavirus’ impacts, as well as current challenges, in many areas of knowledge.
- Knowledge partnership between FGV Europe and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), strengthening FGV’s role in global efforts to fight COVID-19.
- Launch of new version of the FGV Secondary Education Portal to help students recreate a productive learning routine, featuring unique questions to aid students in understanding their strengths and weaknesses.
- Creation of eight free online minicourses in the area of health to help train professionals to tackle the sector’s management challenges during and after the pandemic.
- Holding of university entrance exams and other selection processes, completely online, guaranteeing candidates’ safety, following social distancing recommendations.
- More than 1,043,000 pages of text documents and 84,000 photographs in CPDOC Archives, as well as 91,000 documents in the Digital Repository, available free of charge for consultation, without leaving home.
- Construction of new facilities, in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, believing in Brazil’s post-pandemic growth, continuing the mission to invest in the development of the country.
FGV remains attentive to the pandemic’s evolution in Brazil and worldwide, and it will act in line with the guidelines of health authorities to reduce the risks of transmission and to minimize the disease’s impacts on our society. Meanwhile, we continue to work for Brazil.