GRADUAL RETURN TO ACTIVITIES

Undergraduate lab activities and Executive Education

Soon Insper will gradually resume on-campus Executive Education classes and Undergraduate program lab activities, with adaptations that follow national and international hygiene protocols and safety measures to ensure the well-being of everyone involved in the process.

Among the on-campus implemented changes (please see our Return to Campus Protocol for Faculty and Students – Protocolo de Retorno para Alunos e Professores) we would like to stress the following:

  • Mandatory use of face masks during all times on Insper premises;
  • Your temperature will be measure upon arrival. If your body temperature is 37,8º C or higher, you will be assisted by the Espaço Saúde team and will receive further instructions;
  • Hand sanitizers (70%-alcohol hand sanitizer) will be available in the buildings entrance areas, food courts and main traffic areas, as well as in classrooms, bathrooms and elevators.
  • A policy of 1.5-meter distance from other people is in place for all areas where there could be people interacting (classrooms, corridors and other high traffic areas, restrooms, locker rooms, food courts and restaurants);

We would like to remind you that our Return to Campus Protocol for Faculty and Students might undergo changes, according to future guidelines set by health and education authorities.

Classes

  • As of March 12th, in-person classes in all levels (Under and Postgraduate Courses, and Executive Education) have been temporarily suspended.
  • Classes resumed on March 23rd, (Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses), moving to an online format. Classes will remain online until further notice from Government Authorities regarding gatherings.
  • As for the Executive Education, the adaptation of courses will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Events

  • As of March 12th, all events have been cancelled.

Student Services

Admissions

  • Since March 18th, admissions are being made via e-mail or telephone. If you need assistance or information, please contact us at +55 11 4504-2400 (8AM to 8PM) or via  candidato@insper.edu.br.

Operations

  • The school operations and running of premises will be maintained with reduced local staff and staff working from home.
  • As of March 11th, all travels involving Insper professors or staff have been cancelled.

Faculty training:

  • During the period of remote learning, the DEA (Centro de Desenvolvimento de Ensino e Aprendizagem) offers guidance, tutorials and training sessions on both technological and teaching methods to faculty members to ensure that they have the best support system in each specific context. The DEA is always available to provide information and guidance on any possible dynamics and available tools.
  • Insper professors plan their class dynamics and exams having in mind the main learning objectives of the course, but also considering the feasibility of planned activities. Therefore, they will adapt class format, change order, reorganize and prioritize course topics as needed in order to ensure the best remote learning experience. Naturally, such changes will be discussed among peers and coordinators beforehand.
  • The DEA advises a consistent communication among students and professors. Professors will invest time in building rapport with students in order to better align expectations, define rules and ensure that all parties understand that the remote leaning experience is being constantly improved and requires mutual collaboration

Library

  • The Library collection – more than 11,000 books – can be accessed online through the My Library platform.
  • Our Library collection (hard copies) is again available for loans – under special hours from Mon-Fri, 11:30 am to 9:30 pm. Loan requests will undergo book availability check, followed by material preparation (hygiene protocol) and finally requesters will be contacted with instructions to collect their loan upon scheduled time.
  • The study areas in the Library (downstairs and nerd boxes) remain closed for public visitation.

    For more information and/or if you have any questions, please contact the Telles Library team via e-mail biblioteca@insper.edu.br or WhatsApp (+55 11) 97464-1087.

Help Desk

Insper has been monitoring the global and local health situation, and following health authorities’ recommendations for COVID-19. We have also consulted researchers, who are working on this matter, about the scale of the current scenario and which appropriate measures must be taken.

We would like to remind you that we will keep Insper students, professors, staff and partners updated through our official website (www.insper.edu.br), official emails, videos and other communication shared on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter).

Please note that the school board is paying close attention to Health Authorities’ guidance and, should the need arise for new measures to be put into force; we will share appropriate communication immediately.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to remain calm and follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of the Insper Community is our priority.

Insper’s official note: Monday, April 6th. 12pm.

On March 12th, we decided to stop classroom classes, which was a fundamental measure to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. Professors and staff had worked hard, and in one week, we migrated all programs to the remote model.

Since the beginning of this crisis, our main objective has been to maintain our mission of educating people and contributing to the production of knowledge, without forgetting the health care and well-being of the Insper Community — our students, professors, and staff members.

Through MultiInsper, we have reinforced psychopedagogic assistance to embrace our students. Meetings and lectures for the student body have been addressing issues related to the pandemic and its impacts.

Insper seeks to monitor the situation of students closely and is aware of those who need flexible payment of tuition fees.

We are a non-profit school with an extensive scholarship program. The scholarship fund receives resources from the school and from many friends who have collaborated for years to the education of young people from low-income households. We will do our best to accommodate new cases of students who need resources.

The school keeps on operating and supporting students and professors in the remote model. Most of them work remotely, but some, on a scale, attend the campus to ensure the infrastructure that makes remote teaching possible.

In order to support the preservation of the employment of dozens of people linked to outsourced companies, we will pay the full amount for the services even to those who are working on a rotating basis. So that no one gets fired, we are also giving financial aid to partners who have had a drop in revenue at the moment, such as the catering services at the school.

The pandemic is presenting new challenges to society. One of them is the maintenance of financial sustainability by families and businesses. At our school, the reality is no different. Of our costs, 95% are fixed and will remain unchanged in this time of crisis. A small fraction of our costs may be reduced at this stage, such as those resulting from the lower use of elevators and water consumption, as well as the cancellation of face-to-face academic events. Also, we had made new investments in equipment and materials to ensure the quality of the education offered in the remote model.

We are living in a moment in which unity and solidarity are fundamental. Thus, we have been looking for ways to support society on a daily basis. The Fab Lab team, for instance, has been working since last week on printing and testing models of protection devices used by healthcare professionals, such as face-protection masks (face shields).

We support an initiative that allocates funds for the purchase of food staples and other essential household items in communities of São Paulo. The activity is led by the Women and Territory Center of the Cities Lab — which is a joint organization between Insper and the Arq. Futuro platform —, in partnership with Bei Editora publishing house, the economics platform Por quê? Economês em Bom Português and the Bei Institute, with the support of the Tide Setubal Foundation and the Galo da Manhã Institute.

To assist public administrators and private managers to make decisions in the context of the pandemic, the Taxation Department of our Center for Regulation and Democracy had mapped all tax measures adopted in 43 countries.

Our Center for Public Policy and Administration mobilized a group of researchers to systematize the academic and technical production, both from the school and other institutions, regarding the effects of the new coronavirus on society and the measures adopted to mitigate them.

Insper Conhecimento (Insper Knowledge) has been gathering information based on official data, interviews, texts, and videos. To access the content, visit our website, or follow the information through our social network pages and the notices we send to our Community.

The school is holding a series of free webinars to address issues related to Covid-19, such as labor aspects, legal tools applicable to crises, the challenges for startups, leadership and management of remote teams, management of working capital in times of crisis, and the coronavirus impact on the supplementary health system.

The time is difficult for all of us. It is a time to face with serenity and solidarity to collaborate with the challenges that our country faces. We must keep on teaching, generating knowledge, and contributing to the public debate, pointing out solutions and systematizing the best that has been done in other countries. Take care of yourself and your family; talk to your friends and be on the lookout for those who may be experiencing even greater difficulties than ours.

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Insper’s official note: Friday, March 20th. 12pm.

As mentioned in previous communication, the current measures being taken by Insper school board seek to maintain the well-being of the Insper Community, limit gatherings and help contain the COVID-19.

In this sense, we have decided that our two buildings will be closed to the public as of Monday, March 23rd, exactly when classes will resume online.

An exception is being made to professors who have scheduled a visit to film recorded or live classes. Professors, if you need to access our premises at some point, please write beforehand to facilities@insper.edu.br requesting access.

Soon, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students will receive information to help them transition to our online classes and optimize their learning experience.

If you need assistance with your remote access and learning, our Help Desk team will be available, from 9AM to 6PM at (11) 4504-2550 or via email helpdesk@insper.edu.br.

We would like to remind you that the Telles Library collection is available online via My Library platform.

Also, our MultiInsper service is now remote – from Monday to Friday, 7AM to 6PM, via email multiinsper@insper.edu.br and WhatsApp (11) 97543-7379.

Our institutional updates will continue to be communicated on our website.

Decision-making around the Coronavirus situation is constantly changing as we have been monitoring the local, national and international scenarios and acting accordingly; please rest assured that our community is our priority!

Again, we kindly ask you to remain calm and count on us!

#WeAreInsper

Insper’s official note: Wednesday, March 18th. 12pm.

You have been following our daily communication regarding the actions that Insper has been taking in order to mitigate the impact of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – including measures to limit gatherings and help contain the virus.

We have been proactively monitoring the situation and have followed guidance from Health Authorities regarding the COVID-19. This means that our decision-making is not only aligned with collective measures, but is also dynamic and focuses on the well-being of our Insper Community.

Starting tomorrow, March 18th, our Student Service Area (Atendimento ao Aluno) will no longer see students in person. Admissions will be made online or via telephone. If you need assistance or information, please call us at (11) 4504-2400 (8AM to 8PM).

Our premises and offices will be open until Friday, March 20th from 7AM to 8PM. We will be closed on Saturday.

The Telles Library will also be closed as of tomorrow, March 18th. Please do not worry, as all loans will be automatically renewed and return dates will be postponed. Do not forget that you can also access My Library, an online platform with more than 11 thousand e-books in Portuguese.

Please check out our online guides First Access to My Library Guide, My Library Tutorials for mobiles and Database by type of information. Attention to access: databases with a red lock symbol cannot be accessed!

We would like to remind you that we will keep Insper students, professors, staff and partners updated through our official website and official emails.

Decisions may change on a daily basis, as we receive new updates and information about the national scenario, but please rest assured that you – our people – are our priority!

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to remain calm and follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of the Insper Community is our priority.

#WeAreInsper

Insper’s official note: Tuesday, March 17th. 12pm.

We would like to inform that today, Tuesday (March 17), there has been no update regarding new cases of COVID-19 among our Insper Community. Until the present day, we have had 6 Coronavirus cases confirmed positive. We would also like to remind you that, as soon as we receive confirmation of new cases, we have the commitment to inform those who have had contact with the person who tested positive.

Every measure being taken by Insper’s Board aims at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19. This includes limiting gatherings and helping prevent the spreading of the virus through the following actions:

  • Starting on 12/3, classes in all levels (Under and Postgraduate, and Executive Education) have been temporarily suspended;
  • Under and Postgraduate classes will resume on March 23, moving to an online format. Classes will remain online until there are new recommendations from public authorities regarding in-person classes.
  • With regard to the Executive Education, we are reviewing and assessing course by course;
  • The running of our premises and classes are being maintained with reduced local staff and home office activities;
  • Cancellation of staff and professor air travel, starting on March 11;
  • All events with more than 50 attendees have been postponed until further notice (effective as of March 12)

Our team is working to complete the adaptation of in-person classes to an online format, in order to restore the smooth running of the academic year and guarantee the quality and excellence of our teaching.

In addition, we are still monitoring the global and local health situation, following the official health authorities’ recommendations regarding the COVID-19 and consulting with researchers, who are working on this matter, about the scale of the current scenario and which appropriate measures must be taken.

We would like to remind you that we will keep Insper students, professors, staff and partners updated through our official website, official emails, videos and other communication shared on our social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter).

Please note that the school board is paying close attention to health authorities’ guidance. Should the need arise for new measures to be put into force, we will share appropriate communication immediately.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to remain calm and follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of the Insper Community is our priority.

#WeareInsper

Insper’s official note: Monday, March 16th. 12pm.

At the present moment six people from Insper community have tested covid-19 confirmed.

As soon as Insper receive the warnings, we will inform the people who have had contact with the confirmed case.

The school’s board is attentive to the situation and, if new measures are required, information will be updated.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of our Insper Community is our priority.

#WeareInsper

Insper’s official note: Sunday, March 15th. 12pm.

At the present moment three people from Insper community have tested covid-19 confirmed.

As soon as Insper receive the warnings, we will inform the people who have had contact with the confirmed case.

The school’s board is attentive to the situation and, if new measures are required, information will be updated.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of our Insper Community is our priority.

#WeareInsper

Insper’s official note: Saturday, March 14th. 12pm.

Starting from March 14th, whenever we receive a new confirmed positive case of covid-19 among our students, professors and staff we’ll keep our community updated on this website at midday.

As soon as Insper receive the warnings, we will inform the people who have had contact with the confirmed case.

At the present moment only two students have tested covid-19 confirmed.
The school board is attentive to the situation and, if new measures are required, information will be updated.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to follow the health authorities’ advice.

The well-being of our Insper Community is our priority.

#WeareInsper

Insper’s official note: Friday, March 13th – 12pm

On the morning of this Friday, March 13th, Insper was formally informed that one of our first semester undergrad students has tested positive to COVID-19.

Classes are temporarily suspended, students who had contact with the infected person were duly informed about the case and reinforced the need for attention to any signs or symptoms.

The school board is attentive to the situation and, if new measures are required, information will be updated and disclosed in due time to Insper Community through our official website, official emails, videos and other communication shared on our social media.

We appreciate your understanding and kindly ask you to follow the health authorities’ advice.