University description (as per official university website)
On March 29, 1965, by resolution of City Council No. 784, the design of Councillor Prof. Miguel Augusto Pellegrini, his first secretary, was created Archbishop André Arcoverde Educational Foundation. His name is a tribute to one of the greatest educators of Valencia, the diocesan bishop from 1925 to 1936. The project was sanctioned by the Mayor Luiz Gioseffo Jannuzzi, who became its first president and held office from 1967 to 1980.
Today, the FAA is the mainstay of the economy and the development of the municipality. It has an enviable heritage, built along its trajectory. The success achieved by many former students of their faculties, projecting itself as a high-level professionals in the national scene, bear testimony to its efficiency and good quality of the courses administered.
Fundação Educacional Dom André Arcoverde, whose acronym is the FAA, was established in the General Assembly on July 03, 1966, as a legal entity under private law, being an educational entity of philanthropic nature, with headquarters in the city of Valencia, Status Rio de Janeiro. The FAA is the sponsor of the Centre for Higher Education in Valencia (CESVA) comprising the faculties and courses held by it.
Creating citizens committed to sustainable development and social responsibility and enable them to perform their professional activities as fully, directing the actions for improving the academic quality of life of human populations included in its area of influence.
For over four decades, the Center for Higher Education in Valencia has institutional experience and recognized relationship to local and regional community through the formation of numerous professionals. The history of CESVA began seven years before the inauguration of the Law School in Valencia, with the departure of the Federal Railway S / A of this council for the city of Barra do Pirai. This event led to Valencia suffered large losses in all segments of their trade, entering a long period of recession.
Because of this municipal setting, then-Councilman Dr. Michael Pellegrini (now President of the Board of Trustees of the FAA), in 1965, sensitive to the plight of Valencia, has presented the City Council that the project envisioned the creation of a foundation higher education. The Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Arts of Valencia (FAFIVA) - Institute of Education today - was the first unit to operate in the institution as a center for training teachers in areas such as Arts, Education, History, Social Sciences and Mathematics, FAFIVA began in 1967. In 1968 were founded the Medical School of Valencia (FMV), the Dental School of Valencia (FOV), the Law School of Valencia (VSF) and the Faculty of Economic Sciences in Valencia (FACEV). In 1988, he opened the Course of Technology of Data Processing (CSTPD), a first in the region and was a disseminator of new information technologies. Finally, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Valencia (FMVV), established in 1995. The Center for Higher Education in Valencia (CESVA) holds undergraduate and strengthens its core business as other activities such as post-graduation courses, assistance, service delivery, evolving toward the provision of other training courses.
The presence exerted by the interaction of graduate courses with the community keeps the steady stream of improvements and integration of teachers with the Centre for Higher Education in Valencia (CESVA) with practicing teachers in Basic Education. In health, the Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry of three decades working in public health, in partnership with public and / or the private sector, especially in the care of low-income population through the Polyclinic Hospital and School of Dentistry.
The integration of the Centre for Higher Education in Valencia (CESVA) develops with the community, especially the policy of improving the system of academic qualifications of faculty and technical staff and administrative order to upgrade the knowledge, innovations in the curriculum and methods of teaching and learning.