The Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC)
The Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) is a civil, non-profit organization dedicated to scientific advancement and the educational and cultural development of Brazil. Since its founding in 1948, the SBPC has played an important role in the expansion, promotion and popularization of science in Brazil.
Headquartered in Sao Paulo, the SBPC has regional offices in other Brazilian states. About 80 scientific societies are members of the SBPC, as well as over 2,000 individual active members, including researchers, teachers, students and friends of science.
The Annual SBPC Meeting, which is attended by thousands of participants, is a major scientific event in Brazil. Held with associated scientific societies, the event is a discussion forum on public policies in science, technology and innovation, and a means to promote scientific advances in several areas of knowledge.
The SBPC also promotes a regional meeting every year held in various parts of the country to discuss sustainable development in Brazilian regions from the perspective of science and technology.
The SBPC also contributes to the ongoing discussion of issues related to science and technology in publications. Among the leading outlets are Jornal da Ciência, Ciência Hoje, and the website, ComCiencia (content in Portuguese).