Editora Unesp

Universidade Estadual Paulista

Brazil

It has been a long time since publishing houses have ceased to be companies that merely publish books. They also need to become a place of ideas, holding the knowledge of the past, thinking about the present, and launching the debates for the future. They must help society to walk a path of knowledge, connected to the contemporary world.I n 1987, the Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp) founded its publishing house. The project had already announced these ideals. In 1996, searching for a consolidation of these goals, Unesp Publishing Foundation was created. Its aim was to expand its activities through a new model of social organization, strongly connected with the profile that the institution originally intended to achieve: to be something more than only a publishing house. Unesp Publishing Foundation has, therefore, in its own conception, the goal of democratization of knowledge, being a potential aggregator. It serves as the main bridge between one of the most exemplary Brazilian universities and society. It is through this Foundation that the academic and scientific production of Unesp can reach the population as a way of showing the extensive research work carried out in the University. Unesp Publishing Foundation also promotes training activities that extend beyond the walls of the university and amplifies its impact by making available a wide range of books of renowned thinkers and scholars in Brazil and abroad without any kind of restrictions.