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Centro Universitário Metodista Izabela Hendrix
Belo Horizonte, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The Izabela Hendrix was created in 1904 by U.S. missionary Martin Watts. At first it was a college for the education of women, the first of Minas Gerais to recognize their rights and understand the importance of the role of women in society.

With over a century of existence, Izabela Hendrix has a story that is mixed with the history of Belo Horizonte. The capital of Minas Gerais, with 111 years, presents in its path and its people in the sophistication and boldness of those who seek the new while having roots. The institution, which is part of a network of over 700 universities and colleges in all continents, adopts this style: values your memory, but it's original design and the future every moment.

Today the Institute is Methodist Izabela Hendrix College, University Center (Methodist Mine), has four campuses and continues to believe in the transformative power of education quality. With modern infrastructure and smart teachers (as) high and a bold performance in the educational scene, guided by the principles of a more just and egalitarian society, the Methodist Minas way to becoming University.

But structure and guidelines are nothing if not to produce innovative ideas and solutions. For this, more than 5,000 people gave life to the Methodist Mines. Students, teachers (as) and other employees (as) that, together with the community, using laboratories, libraries, clinics, auditoriums, sports park, chapel, classrooms and living spaces as instruments that make citizens and bring improvements to society.

In the Methodist tradition, the schools are not just a place to study, and also places to live. Besides the aforementioned environments, the Izabela Hendrix has a theater with 400 seats, equipped with a structure for the realization of cultural and academic events. Since 2007, the Institute has an extensive library 24 hours, over a pioneering project that reaffirms the ideals of the House, where all time is the time to learn and live where tradition is the strong base and innovation is the way to go.

Form socially responsible leaders has always been and always will be the methodology of Izabela Hendrix. Meet an institution that offers the country more than skilled labor, educating young people active and aware, marking the company as competent and ethical professionals (as). Meet one of our campuses and see the story line and edge processing.

The Methodist University College Methodist Izabela Izabela Hendrix and Hendrix are maintained by the Methodist Church. The Methodist movement arose as a renewal of the Anglican Church in England in the first half of 1700, during the Industrial Revolution, within the University of Oxford. From there it expanded to other continents, and next to a school of their churches and organizations promoting human. Reveals, from its origins, the theological-philosophical concept of unity between the practice of faith formation and education for social life.

In Brazil, the establishment of a Methodist own school system has its origin in the integration process of historical Protestantism in the country, in the context of open ports and replacement of manpower by slave labor, hired workers craftsmanship, manufacturing and work of European immigration.

The educational work was a strategy for establishing the church in the country, convinced that education would help Methodist to a release from ignorance, illiteracy and promote the modernization of society, to prepare the new generations in order to become future national leaders. The first schools appeared in outbreaks of Methodist Church's presence in the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Rio Grande do Sul

The Methodist Institute Izabela Hendrix was founded on October 5, 1904 by Miss Martha Watts, missionary of the Methodist Church of Southern United States. She had the task of creating a school for Brazilian women, with funding from American women. The work was pioneered in Minas Gerais, he served as affirming the right of women to full capacity for intervention in social life.

Initially focused on primary education, the Methodist College Izabela Hendrix, like other Methodist colleges, where their educational projects allied to the demands of the community where it was inserted. For over a century in Belo Horizonte, the institution now has a community of more than 4000 students. On its staff, seeks to correct social distortion, opening up opportunities for classes that usually live on the margins of society such as blacks (as), Indians (as) and carriers (as) special needs.

The year 1967 was a milestone for the College. Until then, he only received enrollment of women, and from that date began receiving men. In 1972, he joined the institution in higher education with the creation of a single Faculty. In 2002, it received accreditation as a University Center.

The Methodist College Izabela Hendrix also has achievements, results consistent with changing times. In 2008, for example, basic education has become bilingual and integral.

The teaching concept of Izabela Hendrix is guided by the Plan Life and Mission of the Methodist Church, which guides their schools for an educational work that contributes to the integral formation of (a) student (a), in harmony in their physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.

In academics, we conduct our work looking at teaching strategies that are effective in the production of knowledge in its context: content development through research, analysis, critiques, debates and seminars, field work, integrated activities, projects, fairs and other culture.


From the legislative history of vocation education institution, the Methodist University Izabela Hendrix defines its mission as:

To educate and qualify people from Christian values, to be critical citizens (as), creative (as), accountable and capable of acting in the transformation of society.


The Methodist Institute Izabela Hendrix, as an educational institution of the Methodist Church aims to:

· Delivered teaching in all grades, levels and modes, providing to its students the intellectual preparation, professional, physical, spiritual, social and civic, under Christian influence;

Stimulate the creation and development of cultural and scientific spirit of reflective thinking;

· To initial and continuing training or distance learning, future professionals who are capable (as) to operate in the labor market, mastering the technologies that will influence the twenty-first century;

· Encouraging the ongoing pursuit of scientific knowledge through research, as a contribution for effectively raising the socio-economic and cultural region and country;

• promote the spread of cultural, scientific and technical make up the patrimony of humanity and to communicate knowledge through education;

Stimulate awareness and discussion of current problems of the world, particularly the national and regional issues, empowering (as) students for interference in society;

• develop the arts, sciences, arts, sport and culture, to preserve and improve the quality of life of local, regional and national levels, and

To strengthen the Methodist confessional identity in education.


Justice - Solidarity - Citizenship - Confessional - Vision

Being an institution recognized for the excellence of its educational practice and be among the best in their field.

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