Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Print version ISSN 1413-8123
TREVIZAN, Salvador dal Pozzo. Science, environment and quality of life: a research proposal for an university concerned with its community development. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2000, vol.5, n.1, pp. 179-186. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232000000100015.
Education and health are argued to be the starting points for social change toward a better quality of life. Social changes require quantity and quality of work which cannot be possible without increasing population's level of education, as knowledge, criticisms and professional capabilities, and without health, seen as physical and psychic pre-conditions for action. Science is seen as a discovering process and knowledge generation required to produce social change, but historically, quality of life has not been of great concern for science. This paper assumes that a great deal is given to the university in order to reverse that process. It is argued that an university that intends to improve quality of life must direct researching, teaching and extension programs for better services and goods alternatives for the poor, focusing social problems, on a multidisciplinary fashion.
Keywords : Science; Quality of Life; Interdisciplinary.