As we begin a new millennium, we are convinced of our commitment to ethics and solidarity. The University of Santa Cruz do Sul is a young institution, which has learned in these few years as a University to take firm steps in the direction of social inclusion, seeking determination to overcome challenges for the benefit of the community, using science and technology and, above all, the will to achieve .
The formation of upright citizens is one of the missions undertaken by UNISC. As an institution that produces and socializes knowledge, our commitment is also to contribute to the construction of a new social model, based on the ideals of justice and equality. At the beginning of a new millennium, in which secular humanism collides with the rules of globalized and virtual capitalism, we have, more than ever, the challenge of remaining as the locus of knowledge, humanism and the discussion of the great purposes of the human being. Higher education institutions cannot be reduced to satisfying the demands of the market. The training of qualified and competent professionals is only part of the commitment we assume. We are protagonists in this process of social transformation, because only with ethics, humanism, and transdisciplinarity will we remain among the great educational and research institutions of today. If one of the great challenges of higher education today is the integral training of men, another concerns the inclusion of more citizens in higher education.
These principles guide the performance of the University, aimed at meeting the wishes of the regional community, through commitment to public policies. We are constantly looking for partnerships that enable alternatives to improve the quality of life of the population, in the most diverse areas. It is necessary to excel, above all, for the quality of the services provided.