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The university was founded in 1934, regrouping already existing schools in the state of São Paulo, such as the Faculdade de Direito do Largo de São Francisco (Law), the Polytechnic School (Engineering) and the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (Agriculture). The university has subsequently created new departments, becoming one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. Currently, it has eleven campuses, four of them in the city of São Paulo. The remaining campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.
Several students from the University of São Paulo achieved important positions in the Brazilian society. It was the alma mater of twelve Brazilian presidents. USP was ranked 19th worldwide in a rank based on the number of alumni who became CEOs in the world's 500 largest companies. and also classed in the top 100 worldwide in the Global Employability University Ranking. In terms of research, USP is Brazil's largest research institution, producing more than 25% of the scientific papers published by Brazilian researchers in high quality conferences and journals. In 2015, out of 36 subjects, the QS World University Rankings ranked USP in the top 50 in 8 subjects (including Architecture, Dentistry, Civil Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry and Art/Design) and in the top 51-100th position in 21 more subjects (including Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Modern Languages, Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics).
Rio de Janeiro • Cultural Studies • History
Brazil's first official higher education institution, it has operated continuously since 1792, when the "Real Academia de Artilharia, Fortificação e Desenho" (Royal Academy of Artillery, Fortification and Design, precursor to the university's current Polytechnic School) was founded, and served as basis for the country's college system since its officialization in 1920. Besides its 157 undergraduate and 580 postgraduate courses, the UFRJ is responsible for seven museums, most notably the National Museum, nine hospitals, hundreds of laboratories and research facilities and forty-three libraries. Its history and identity are closely tied to the Brazilian ambitions of forging a modern, competitive and just society.
The university is located mainly in Rio de Janeiro, with ramifications spreading to other ten cities. Its main campuses are the historical campus of "Praia Vermelha" (Red Beach) and the newer "Cidade Universitária" (College City), which houses the "Parque Tecnológico do Rio" (Technology Park of Rio) - a science, technology and innovation development cluster. There are also several off-campus units scattered in Rio de Janeiro: the School of Music, the College of Law Studies, the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences and the Institute of History, in downtown Rio; the National Museum and the Valongo Observatory in São Cristóvão; and the high-school unit "Colégio de Aplicação" (Application College) in Lagoa. To the city of Macaé, located in the State's northern region, was dedicated a research and learning center focused on environmental issues and oil-related matters, and the city of Duque de Caxias, in partnership with the National Institute of Metrics, Normalization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro), saw the implementation of "Pólo Avançado de Xerém" (Advanced Center of Xerém), aimed at boosting research in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology.
UFRJ is one of the main culprits in the formation of the Brazilian intellectual elite, contributing significantly to build not only the history of Rio de Janeiro but also of Brazil. Some of its former students include renowned economists Carlos Lessa and Mario Henrique Simonsen; Minister Marco Aurélio Mello; the architect Oscar Niemeyer; the educator Anísio Teixeira; the engineer Benjamin Constant Botelho; writers Clarice Lispector, Jorge Amado and Vinicius de Moraes; politicians Francisco Pereira Passos, Osvaldo Aranha and Pedro Calmon, besides the great physicians Carlos Chagas, Oswaldo Cruz and Vital Brazil.
Belo Horizonte • Economics • Law • Medicine, General, Internal • Computer Science, Robotics
The undergratuate students are admitted through the national annual exams called Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (National High School Exam or ENEM). Its undergraduate courses were ranked in 1st place in the 2007 results for the National Student's Performance Exam (ENADE) and 4th place in the 2008 results. Its Computer Science course was considered the best in the country, as well the Social Sciences course, from FAFICH by the latest edition of ENADE.
The rector of UFMG is Clelio Campolina Diniz. Past students include former Brazilian presidents Juscelino Kubitschek and Tancredo Neves; writer, medical doctor and diplomat João Guimarães Rosa, writers Fernando Sabino, Pedro Nava and Cyro dos Anjos; plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy, poet Carlos Drummond de Andrade and musicians Fernando Brant, Samuel Rosa of Skank and Fernanda Takai of Pato Fu.
UFMG is the tenth in the rankings of best universities in Latin America, according QS World University Rankings (2011/12). As reported by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), UFMG is one of the five best universities in Brazil in 2013, and in the World Rank is in the range of 301-400 best universities.
Castanhal • Mycology, Parasitology • Infectious, Tropical Diseases
In Brasilia there are over 114 colleges recognized by the MEC (Ministry of Education).
São Paulo • History
Founded in 1870 as the American School, Mackenzie is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Brazil. The university is regarded nationally and internationally as a center of excellence having graduated numerous important names in Brazilian history. Apart from its main campus in São Paulo, Mackenzie University has campuses in the city of Barueri as well as in Brasília, Campinas, Recife, and Rio de Janeiro for postgraduate and continuing education.
The nickname "Mackenzista" is often used to refer to present or former students of Mackenzie.
Fortaleza • Electrical, Electronic • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Business • Law • Psychology • Music • Dentistry, Oral Surgery • Medicine, General, Internal
In Fortaleza, the university has three main campuses: "Campus do Pici", with the most of the programs in science and technology areas, "Campus do Benfica", which harbors the university's administration and the programs in humanities, business, and the law school, and the "Campus do Porangabussu", with the medical school. The campus of Sobral is new and has a Medical School, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Economy, Dentistry, Psychology and Teaching Music, which are extensions of the . Barbalha has only the medicine school.
Recife • Law • Chemistry • Physics
UFPE ranks among the top Brazilian universities, being the ninth university both in size and scientific production, and the seventh among the federal institutes. UFPE's Center for Exact and Natural Sciences is consistently the strongest in research production in the university. CAPES ratings are Physics Department (rating 7/7), the Center of Informatics (rating 6/7) and the Chemistry Department (rating 6/7).
UFPE has been elected twice as the best university of north and northeast Brazil by Guia do Estudante (a national university ranking magazine) and Banco Real (ABN AMRO).
Each year over 6,000 seats are offered in a competitive entry exam (Vestibular). The median and average competition rate is of about 10 applicants for each seat.
São Paulo • Theology, Religion • Communication • Economics • Law • Political Science • Psychology • Philosophy
Most of the scientific production in PUC-SP can be found in the areas of Law, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Economics, Education, Social Service and Communication, and, in these areas, it is considered one of the most important universities in Latin America, and internationally recognized by the issues and research in disorders of human communication, political economics, semiotics and psychology. In 2014, according to the Brazilian "Ranking de Universidades da Folha" (RUF), the Department of Philosophy at PUC-São Paulo is the best one in Brazil.
PUC-SP was the first university in Brazil to offer graduate programmes in the areas of Multimedia, Social Service, Psychology of Learning, Applied Linguistics and Speech-language Therapy. It also was the second university to offer a bachelor's degree in International Relations, which offers "double diplôme" for selected students that can finish their studies in Sciences Po. Since 2003, PUC-SP participates in the joint graduate program in International Relations Programa San Tiago Dantas together with UNICAMP and UNESP, one of the most important graduate programmes in the area in Brazil. Since 2010 it also offers a joint Masters Degree with Pantheon-Sorbonne University at "Economie de La Mondialisation" ("Mestrado Profissional em Economia da Mundialização e do Desenvolvimento").
Despite being maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese, PUC-SP is well recognized in the city of São Paulo as a liberal environment since its professors and alumni's historical political engagements during the military dictatorship, especially within its main Perdizes campus, which hosts the Social Sciences, Communications, Arts and Humanities courses.
Its main campus is located in the Barão Geraldo district of Campinas, with additional campuses in Limeira and Piracicaba.
Unicamp is responsible for around 15% of Brazilian research and has 53.6% of its students at the graduate level.
According to the Times Higher Education 2013-2014 World University Rankings, Unicamp is ranked within the category of 301st through 350th best universities in the world and the second best in both Brazil and Latin America. The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings also pointed Unicamp, one of the 50 best "young" universities in the world.
Porto Alegre • Theology, Religion
Curitiba • Theology, Religion • Business • Zoology
The Curitiba campus was the first to be established and houses five academic units: the Center for Biological and Health Sciences, the Center for Exact Sciences and Technology, the Center for Juridical and Social Sciences, the Center for Humanities and Theology, and the Business School. The main buildings of the campus are the central library, which manages the integrated library system (ILS), research labs, classrooms and lecture halls, a 570-seat theater, a pilot plant, and a sports complex. The Museum of Zoology, with a collection of over 6,000 specimens and an Herbarium with approximately 7,000 preserved plant specimens are located on the Curitiba Campus.
There are more than 27,000 students in 60 undergraduate and over 150 postgraduate courses. Over 80% of the faculty possess a master's or doctoral degree. There are 22 graduate courses, at master's and doctoral levels: Health Sciences, Law, Animal Science, Urban Management, Philosophy, Theology, Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Dental Health, Production Engineering, Education, Informatics and Health Technology.
Students can study there without paying tuition fees, as it is a public university. To join the university they must pass an annual examination, known as the "vestibular".
UFSM's presence in the municipality of Santa Maria is one of the reasons why the city is sometimes called "university city" or "culture city". Santa Maria is located in western Rio Grande do Sul, approximately 290 km far from the capital city of the state, Porto Alegre. Set in the heart of the pampas of Brazil, the city thrives with gaúcho culture.
UFSM is a public, free university, and students do not pay any tuition fees. It is the oldest federal university not located in a Brazilian state capital city, and the largest in number of undergraduate courses offered in Rio Grande do Sul state.
Founded on October 19, 1961, by the Sociedade Goiana de Cultura, a non-profit foundation maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Goiânia, PUC Goiás is the oldest higher education institution of the state and of the Central-Western region, preceding by two months the foundation of UFG. According to INEP.
In 2009, Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, 69, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican visited the university. The visit is in honor of 50 years existence of the university. Renowned University of Pontifical Right, the UCG will be the seventh institution in Brazil with a similar title and 31st in the world. Five years ago the university began the process to become PUC, which will cause the institution now has an ecclesiastic bond not only with the local bishop, but also with the Vatican. Thus, all decisions must come from the pope, who appointed and qualified, including the Grand Chancellor and Provost of the institution. "The university, of course, gained international prestige," stresses the dean of the UCG, Wolmir Amado.
São Leopoldo • Theology, Religion • Business • Law
UNISINOS has a strategic orientation in Science, Technology and Innovation with a global dimension. UNISINOS’ Campus has a Technological Park – TECNOSINOS, which consists in 75 companies from 10 different countries, including the South Korean HT Micron and the German SAP Labs Latin America. Together these companies are responsible for 6.000 direct job positions.
TECNOSINOS was elected as the best technological Park in Brazil by ANPROTEC (National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative ventures) in 2010 and 2014. In 2014, its incubated company was awarded the best incubated in the world – given by SBPA Simulators. From the academic view, UNISINOS is the TOP 1 private undergraduate university and the TOP 2 private University in Brazil.
Uberlândia • Business • Economics • Law • Medicine, General, Internal
As of 2014, UFU offers 55 undergraduate degrees, including a sought-after Medicine degree, Law, Economics, plus Engineering, Business, Science and Art degrees. It offers 19 doctorate programs, 38 master's degree programs, 34 diplomas and 21 medical residence programs.
Campina Grande • Computer Science, Robotics • Business • Law • Dentistry, Oral Surgery • Medicine, General, Internal
UFPB offers degrees (Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral) in areas such as the liberal arts (including Law), health sciences (including Medicine and Dentistry), engineering and technology (Computer Science and Computer Engineering), business, education and the fine arts (Music, Theater, Art).
There are also campuses in Areia, Bananeiras and North Coast (Rio Tinto and Mamanguape).
Campinas • Theology, Religion • Philosophy
Founded in June 1941, with the first college teaching Philosophy, Science and Letters, it became a full university in 1955. The title of Pontifical University was granted by Pope Paul VI in 1972. The university has three campuses in the city.
The university has approximately 20,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate classes are in administration, system analysis, architecture, arts, accounting, biology, medicine, information science and library science, economics, theology, pharmacy, law, social sciences, literature, physical education, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, speech therapy, nutrition science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental and sanitary, computing), philosophy, geography, journalism, history, pedagogy, psychology, publicity, public relations, chemistry, social services, occupational therapy and tourism.
The Central Campus is the main building, and the Building of Arts. The university was founded in the central building in 1941.
Campus I is the largest space in PUC-Campinas, where more than 50% of students at the university study and where the Rectory is located. The land of campus I was donated by sisters Vera and Ana Beatriz, daughter of agronomist Caio Guimarães Pinto, former owner of the Santa Candida Farm. Guimaraes had a dream to build a university. The construction of the buildings began when the land was donated in 1970. Three years later, the Institute of Arts, Communications and Tourism (IACT) and the School of Physical Education (FAEF) became operational. The campus was opened in 1976.
The schools are Centre for Economics and Business Administration (CEA), Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Environmental and Technology (CEATEC), Centre for Applied Social and Human Sciences (CCHSA), except Law, and Centre for Language and Communication (CLC).
Campus II is named "Centro de Ciências da Vida" (Centre for Life Sciences) and it is known as the "Health City." It has this name because all of the university's courses are gathered there. The CCV's courses comprise the following colleges: Biologic Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Medicine, Nutrition, Dentistry, Psychology and Occupational Therapy. The CCV has 33 laboratories, pharmacy school, outpatient services of physiotherapy and occupational therapy, speech therapy clinics, dental and physiotherapy services.
On the same campus is also located the Celso Pierro Hospital and Maternity (HMCP), which has 350 beds and 35 medical specialties. Every year, 450 thousand patients are treated by the Unified Health System (SUS). In Brazil, PUC-Campinas and University of São Paulo are the best in Health.
Belo Horizonte • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Physics
With five decades of operation, the UniBH has nearly 50 courses graduation in terms of MBA, degree and technology, and dozens courses of extension, graduate, MBA and MA.
Noteworthy are the courses Medicine (one of the busiest of Minas Gerais), Law, Education, International Relations, Accounting, Ecology and of course Journalism, which has among its graduates many of the journalists working in the media mineira. Aiming to integrate teaching, research and extension, the institution maintains the TV UniBH (present on Brazilian cable TV), which operates since 1998 showing a varied program that includes the knowledge produced by the University Center.
Rio de Janeiro • Theology, Religion
Brasília • Education, Educational Research
It is a community entity, non-profit, with didactic autonomy, scientific, administrative and disciplinary. Through the teaching of undergraduate, postgraduate, research and extension, Feevale educates citizens.
Manaus • Law
Recife • Law • Philosophy
The Catholic University of Pernambuco, created September 27, 1951 and recognized by the Federal Government through Decree 30,417 of January 18, 1952, originated from the first Catholic school in the region, the College of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters Manoel da Nóbrega, founded in 1943 by the Jesuit Province of the Northeast. In its development, the University met incorporation, aggregation or creation of Colleges, Institutes or School, to implement in 1974 the university reform, advocated by law, adopting the model homogeneous ternary Rectory, Centres and Departments. The Unicap today constitutes an educational complex, which offers, for a community of about 15,000 students, first-degree courses to graduate "in the strict sense." In the area of graduate students enroll in several courses, some 50,000 graduates of the institution over the years of uninterrupted activity.
The Central Library Aloísio M. de Carvalho, SJ is a supplementary organ subordinate to the Rectory. Aims to provide basic information support to teaching, research and extension. It has, on average, 15,000 registered users, including undergraduates, graduate, faculty and technical administrative personnel and alumni. Meets, on average, to 400,000 visits per year to the Library and performs more than 700,000 home loans per year and has an average frequency of 3,500 readers per day.
The collection of free access to over 449,000 copies is composed of several collections, distributed on various floors of the Library, covering the areas of Social and Applied Sciences, Humanities, Linguistics, Literature and Arts, Exact and Earth, Health, Biological, and Agricultural Engineering. All works can be searched via the Internet.
In 2010, the MEC took note 4, with 5 being the highest score. According to table of the MEC, footnote 4 is above the level required for institutions of higher education. "It is a seal of quality. Attests that we are a real university, one of the best in the country, "defined the rector, Pedro Rubens. This was the first time the University went through the process of institutional evaluation of MEC. The evaluators visited the university premises (classrooms, library, clinics, laboratories, offices, centers, departments etc). And heard leaders, teachers, students and staff.
According to the MEC's system of proportional values, the most important criterion is "The policy for teaching (undergraduate and postgraduate), research, extension," which won the Unicap footnote 4. Other highlights of the assessment for the university was the policy of incentives for graduates (with the payment of grants and agreements for internships), the approval of trained law course in the examination of the Bar Association of Brazil (more than 60%), 33 Unicap research groups registered with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the program of scholarships for teachers and employees themselves.
The Student Exchange Program offered by Unicap aims at giving students an academic experience, for one or two semesters in an IES national or international level, through agreements of mutual cooperation in education. This program has its origin in the directives of AUSJAL, Association of Universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, which proposes the integration of students from Latin American Jesuit higher education institutions as complementary modality for their training. On the other hand, Unicap receives foreign students of IESs wishing to conduct graduate study for one or two periods.
Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology • Cultural Studies • Film, Radio, Television
The institution counts with over 109 laboratories, a start-up hatchery, a culture center, a hydro-meteorological information center, a Natural Science museum, a radio and TV station and an olympic stadium. On May 2014 it opened a cultural center, with a library and a theater for 1150 people.
In 2013 Univates scored as the 4th best private university center (medium-sized higher education institutions) in Brazil according to MEC's General Courses Index (IGC). Considering both private university centers and private universities, Univates ranks as the 3rd best in South Brazil and 7th in Brazil, among the country's top 3.8% private higher education institutions. In 2015, CAPES selected a Univates project for research and innovation on Teacher Education among with 9 other in the whole country, with a grant of approximately R$1,700.000.
A 2005 study showed that the institution has a significative impact on the economics of the city of Lajeado and the Taquari Valley region, providing respectively 3.36% and 0.97% of the total amount of working places in that year.
The Institution offering 28 undergraduate courses and 6 qualifications, in addition to post-graduate courses at the level of specialization, master's and doctoral degrees. Its area of influence covers approximately 22 municipalities of the State of Parana.
The Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Bahia (IFBA ) (Bahia Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology) is a federal institution, public, directly vinculated to the Ministry of Education of Brazil.
It has several campuses in the city of Rio de Janeiro, including two in Urca neighborhood.
The university was established on June 5, 1979.
The university was ranked in the 23rd place in the Government's ENADE classification, in 2006.
Cruz das Almas
This University also has a campus at Amargosa, Cachoeira e Santo Antônio de Jesus.
The University was created by the law 11.151, in 2005. In 2011 was announced a new campus in the city of Feira de Santana, and estimated to be operating at the beginning of 2013.
The UFABC is the only federal university in Brazil with 100% of its professors holding Ph.D.s and, for the second consecutive year in 2011, emerged as the only university in Brazil with impact factor in scientific publications above the world average according to SCImago Institutions Rankings.
Feira de Santana
Currently, the university has 27 graduate courses, offering 765 places by year for the third degree, with an average of 17.85 candidates per seat.
Redenção • Languages, Philology, Linguistic Studies
According to Paulo Speller, the president of the commission that was responsible for creating the university, "in the first year (2010) the University had about 350 students from 8 different countries. In total the University might have more than 10.000 students when it is fully structured.".
Currently, the Unilab has 4 campuses: The Liberdade Campus in Redenção, the Auroras Campus in Redenção, the Palmares Campus in Acarape and the Malês Campus in São Francisco do Conde.
Castanhal • Sociology
The president of IMESA is Teacher Master Eduardo Augusto Vella Gonçalves and from FEMA is Teacher Doctor Ulysses Telles Guariba Netto
Education, Educational Research • Cultural Studies
Porto Alegre • Psychology • Toxicology • Medicine, General, Internal • Nursing • Pharmacology, Pharmacy • Toxicology
Founded in 1961, UFCSPA has today ten faculties: Biomedicine, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Gastronomy and Speech therapy.
UFCSPA is linked to Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital, a major hospital in Latin America.
Rio de Janeiro • Business • Management • Public Administration
EBAPE has played an important role in training university and government personnel both in Brazil and in other countries in Latin America and Africa, also fostering cooperation between institutions and exchange programs. Over the years, these programs have been an incentive for developing joint research efforts and technical counseling projects with other Administration Schools.
It's academic policy is formulated by the Consultative Council made up of its faculty members. The Board of Directors is responsible for administration of the School, though its Academic Training and Research Centers, Lato Sensu Graduate Center and Consultancy, Training and Managerial Development Centers.
In addition to the activities conducted at its head offices in Rio de Janeiro, EBAPE has extended and consolidated its work in regional centers around the country and abroad. Special programs in technical training and consultancy are held in Brasília and other Brazilian cities.