Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education asks to avoid “any kind of habitual or offensive initiatives”
Manuel Heitor advocates the healthy and supportive integration of new students into higher education.
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Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel HectorAnd he wrote To all directors of higher education institutions and student associations, congratulating themselves on the resumption of face-to-face activities in higher education and asking them to avoid and contravene internships.
The chancellor recalls that it is now important for each individual to “take an active position in the healthy and supportive integration of higher education students, avoiding and confronting any kind of habitual or degrading initiatives”.
Manuel Heitor stresses once again the need to reject all integration practices of students on the basis of “manifestations of power, humiliation and slavery that appear in academic practices” and stresses the importance that such integration depends on activities that promote higher education and training, knowledge and culture and that promote happiness, tolerance and freedom of thought in It concerns individual and collective rights.
In particular, Manuel Heitor also advocates good practices for the healthy and supportive integration of new students into higher education, including:
- NS EXARP . movement, which promotes a range of cultural, sporting and musical activities across the country with the aim of welcoming new students and integrating them into higher education;
- Is it Transfer Portugal, which mobilizes youth for volunteer activities and civic engagement.
In parallel with these initiatives, the Directorate General of Higher Education maintains a helpline for reporting abusive practices through the number 21312611 and via e-mail.