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 Ubiratan D´Ambrosio, Honorary President

He was born in the city of Sao Paulo, Brasil, on December the 8th, 1932. He graduated as a Mathematics Teacher at the University of Sao Paulo in 1955. He obtained his Doctorate in Mathematics at the San Carlos School of Engineering of the University of Sao Paulo (1963) and followed post-doctorate (research associate) studies in the Math Department at Brown University in Providence, Richmond, USA (1964/65). He held a scholarship from the Italian Government at the Math Institute of the University of Genoa (1960/61); was an assistant professor at the Mathematics State University of New York at Buffalo, USA (1965/66).

At the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brasil, he was an associate professor of math, director of the Institute for Mathematics, Statistics and Communications Sciences (1972/80), pro-president of University Development (1982/90), and currently, professor emeritusHe was president and vice president of many societies like, for instance: vice-president and president of the International Committee of Math Education (1975/79); vice-president of the International Study Group on Ethnomathematics (1988/96) and president of the Brazilian Society of Math History (1999/2003).

Since 1982 he has participated as a collaborating or visiting professor of Postgraduate programs and Graduate Programs in Education and Mathematics Education in several institutions in Brasil and abroad. He has been a member, as well, of many consultant and technical-scientific councils, and of committees including visitant consultant/professor of UNESCP in the graduate program of the pedagogic center of Bamako, Republic of Mali (1971/80/). Currently, he is the president of UVLA/ Latin American Virtual University. He has published dozens of books and articles in specialized journals. He has received the following distinctions:

·        “Fellow” by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) with the title: For imaginative and effective leadership in Latin American Mathematics Education and in efforts towards international cooperation” in 1983.

·         Order to the Merit:” Burity” given by the government of the federal district.

·         Elected “Correspondent Scholar” by the National Academy of Exact, physic and Natural Sciences of Argentina (1991).

·         Honorary President of the Brazilian Society of the History of Science (1989).

·        Honorary associate of the Uruguayan Society of Math Education (SEMUR).

·        Award UNIPAZ 1977 “in acknowledgement for his contribution to the culture of peace” during the International Holistic and Transpersonal Congress in Aguas de Lindoia, Sao Paulo (Sept.7th, 1997).

·   ICMI 2005 AWARDS - The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) of the International Mathematical Union has announced recipients of its 2005 awards. Felix Klein Medal - The second Felix Klein Medal of ICMI is awarded to Professor Ubiratan D’Ambrosio, Brasil. This distinction acknowledges the role Ubiratan D’Ambrosio has played in the development of mathematics education as a field of research and development throughout the world, above all in Latin America. It also recognises Ubiratan D’Ambrosio’s pioneering role in the development of research perspectives which are sensitive to the characteristics of social, cultural, and historical contexts in which the teaching and learning of mathematics take place, as well as his insistence on providing quality mathematics education to all, not just to a privileged segment of society. His role in promoting mathematics education research and development in Latin America, both as regards priorities and content and as regards institutional and organisational frameworks, can hardly be over-estimated. His focus on providing graduate and postgraduate programmes for young researchers exemplifies his contribution.