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The University of Campinas was established in 1966, as a public university funded by the State of São Paulo. Our mission is to provide education and training, qualifying our students to play a key role in the process of social development.Rector Tadeu Jorge Unicamp Campus Unicamp seeks to contribute in the solution of social problems, through education and research, as well as through services to the community at large. We encourage all visitors to this site to explore the following pages and learn a little about who we are and what we do. (Rector Tadeu Jorge).

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is located in Porto Alegre City, capital of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brasil. It is a centennial institution, both nationally and internationally acknowledged, where courses from Fundamental to Post-Graduation levels are regularly administered in all fields of knowledge. The qualification of its faculty members, mostly composed by MAs., MScs. and PhDs., the permanent updating of laboratory and library structures, the relevance given to student assistance as well as the priority of inserting UFRGS into both national and international excellence teaching have been the main targets of current academic policies.

The University of Brasilia Foundation was created by Law 3.988 of December 15th, 1961. Professor Darcy Ribeiro, who became its first Chancellor, was one of the most enthusiastic supporters of its creation. The architect Oscar Niemeyer designed its main building, the Central Institute of Science (ICC). From its very beginning, the University of Brasilia (UnB) strived for excellence in teaching, research and outreach courses open to the community at large, thereby ranking as one of the most respected universities in Brazil

The origins in Brazil of the university go back as far as the 19th century, when it first appeared in the Republic as a continuation of a process that began during the Empire, with the opening of the first institutions of higher education. In Minas Gerais, the first institution of higher education, the School of Pharmacy in Ouro Preto, was founded in 1839. In 1875, the School of Mining was created and, in 1892, already under the Republican regime, the School of Law was established in the ancient capital of the state

Throughout its 30 years of history, Universidade Estadual Paulista “Julio de Mesquita Filho” - UNESP has consolidated a project joining scientific, technological, economic, cultural and social development committed to democratic principles and clearly conscious of its status of a governmental institution, inserted and highly active in Brazilian society. UNESP´s actions are focused in nearly every field of experimental and theoretical sciences such as: engineering, health, communication, humanities, social sciences and arts, among others. The interaction of UNESP with different sectors of society exerts a strong influence on its social landscape. Its high qualification level can be confirmed through the expressive number of former students inserted in the professional market, as well as its top position in Brazilian national ranks regarding all fields where it is present

In 1950, four faculties of what was, in those days, the Brazilian capital, joined together to found the Rio de Janeiro State University (henceforth UERJ). Since then UERJ has flourished and established itself as one of the foremost universities in the country. UERJ’s importance on the Rio state and Brazilian academic scene in general may be witnessed by the quality of both its teaching staff, as well as its state-of-art scientific production. In addition, there are hundreds of extra-mural projects, which have been developed as part of the University’s mission involving people from the State of Rio de Janeiro.

The Federal University of Santa Maria is among the best higher education institutions in Brazil. It has a range of actions that reaches activities concerning teaching, researching and extension, oriented by capable professors and staff. There are many different courses available to our students, distributed in undergraduate, specialization, master and doctorate programs. In this webpage you will find the basic information about how to participate in UFSM activities. Moreover, you will find some information about the city of Santa Maria, located at heart of the state of Rio Grande do Sul

Portuguese for Foreigners at Furb was created in 1975 initally to meet the needs of Japanese and German groups who came to the city on business and needed to learn Portuguese. At that time, the Language Laboratory - a centre responsible for teaching foreign languages to undergraduate students - undertook the responsibility to teach Portuguese as a foreign language and developed its own methodology based on the audio-lingual method which gave emphasis to conversation besides reinforcing grammar. The course has been restructured due to the increase of interest of people from all over the world in the oral skills of the Portuguese language and the Brazilian way of living and cultural behaviour. Nowadays, a bridge between the language and the Brazilian culture has been created to offer student a clear picture of our habits, traditions and communication during the classes and extra activities. Our course was designed with one goal in mind: to provide the students with every opportunity to learn the language.

In 1963, the School of Agronomy and Veterinary was founded in order to attend to the demands from the agricultural and cattle-raising sector. Nowadays they constitute two distinct schools of studies. In 1964, the Institute of Mathematics and Physics began its activities. After the university reform in 1968, the School of Philosophy was divided up into the Institute of Human Sciences and Languages, the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Geophysical Sciences, the Institute of Biological Sciences and the School of Education. The Institute of Arts was also created as a result of the union between the Conservatory and the School of Arts. Later, two more schools of studies were created in the field of Health Studies: the Institute of Tropical Pathology and the School of Nursing and Nutrition.


The foundation of the University of Vale do Itajaí – Univali - on March 21st 1989, was a natural step in the history of higher education in Itajaí and neighboring towns. The origin of the university dates back to 1964, when the Sociedade Itajaiense de Ensino Superior – SIES (Itajaí Society for Higher Education) signed, on September 16th, the official documentation to set up its first two faculties: the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters. On September 22nd, the SIES, a private institution, was converted into a government-owned authority, through municipal law.

Santa Cruz do Sul University - UNISC is a young institution, which has learned in few years as a University how to take firm steps towards the social inclusion, searching for determination and ethics to overcome challenges in benefit of collectivity, using science and technology and, especially, will power to carry out. As a producing and socializing of knowledge institution, our commitment is also contribute for the building of a new social model, founded on the ideals of justice and equality. At the beginning of a new millennium, in which the secular humanism comes up against the rules of globalized and virtual capitalism, we have, more than ever, the challenge of keeping as the place of knowledge, of humanism and of discussion of the great purposes of the human being. The higher education institutions cannot summarize itself to the satisfaction of the market demands. The training of qualified and competent professionals is just a part of the commitment which we have taken on. We are the main character in this process of social transformation, because only with the ethics, the humanism and trans- disciplinary ideal we will keep among the great education and searching institutions of nowadays. If one of the biggest challenges of higher education nowadays is the integral training of man, another is the inclusion of more citizens in the higher education

In the initial history of the city of Belém, around the XVII Century, it is told that where the “campus” Alcindo Cacela is located, main center of the University of Amazon, indian boats and river bank inhabitants used to anchor. In a city interweaved by rivers and streams, our settlers used to have this area as an advanced post, a communication center with the Amazon rivers, receiver and distributor for the survival supplies produced in the countryside of the State.

ESPM has been a center of excellence in education for over a half century of its existence. The courses offered by ESPM in marketing, advertising, design and administration are recognized as some of the best in Brazil. Consequently, a large number of our alumni have leading academic and business positions. In large companies, across all industries, our former students have about one in ten key-positions.

UnicenP provides instruction of the highest quality. It prepares students to enter the job market as well-trained, creative professionals. According to its goal of awakening the entrepreneurial spirit in its students, UnicenP offers programs that encourage student initiative and research skills through direct contact with faculty and businesspeople. At UnicenP the pursuit of knowledge stands out in every activity carried out by its administrators, deans, course coordinators and professors. This is a team whose primary purpose is to educate students to be citizens and professionals capable of changing society through their deeds and attitudes. The team performs its duties in three broad undergraduate branches: School of Human and Applied Social Sciences; School of Exact Sciences and Technology; School of Biological Sciences and Health, in addition to the Graduate, Master's and Extension Programs

Integrated with the community and committed to the quality and fundamental values for the formation of citizenship, it places its students with a daring proposal for education. Education, Science and technology, environment, health and social responsibility are the guiding lights of its teaching, research and community programs. The integration of UNOPAR with the community is evidenced through the several projects and social programs of the institution.From the classroom to the practical experience, the student at UNOPAR gets ready for the labor market.Hundreds of people from LONDRINA and surroundings are assisted daily in the clinics of dentistry, physiotherapy, nutrition, speech disorders and in the centers for law practice at UNOPAR.The interaction of UNOPAR with the community goes beyond the limits of the city where it is.Based on research works about what is most efficient on interactive education, UNOPAR counts today with a Center for Connected Education - a vanguard system of long-distance learning in Brazil

Feevale is an educational institution that plays a distinctive role on both the national and the regional stage, due to its innovative actions and its social projects. Feevale’s history began on June 28th, 1969, when "Associação Pró-Ensino Superior" (ASPEUR) was founded in Novo Hamburgo. Throughout these years, many important commitments regarding regional social development were made, based on the ethics and the transparency of the relations that the Institution has with its public. The Institution, which has the principle of indivisibility between teaching, research and extension programs, has qualified professors, who prioritize the human being and the democracy of knowledge. For that reason, Feevale follows eight guiding principles: universality, ethics, excellence, insertion, flexibility, integration, autonomy and diversity.