University description (as per official university website)
After 308 years of history and many stories, some of University Teachers decided that now was the time of Santa Luzia, in the central region of Minas Gerais, has acquired a higher education institution, that would meet the demand generated by large contingent of students who graduated from high school and could only continue their studies elsewhere. Sought to illustrious resident, Mrs. Maria Goretti Gabrich Freitas Fonseca Ramos, who immediately embraced the idea, was scheduled to meet with the Mayor, Mr. Carlos Alberto Calixto Parrillo that with courage and vision of the future, too enthused with the initiative and then, on December 15th of 1998, founded the Center for Higher Education in Santa Luzia - CESSAL, keeper of the City University of Santa Luzia - FACSAL.
In June the following year, were presented to the Ministry of Education - MEC, the designs of the Colleges of Science in Accounting with emphasis in Computer Science, Business Administration with Emphasis in Management of Innovation, Education and Tourism. The first Commission appointed by the MEC of Verification, to visit the premises of the City University of Santa Luzia - FACSAL and evaluate the project's Degree in Accounting with emphasis in Computer Science, took place in November 1999, being composed of Profs. Luiz Elimar Krause, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos - UNISINOS and Anastasius Lamounier Gomes, Federal University of Uberlandia - UFU, who passed with merit, not just the academic project, but the facilities that would be available to students.
Subsequently, the Commission received FACSAL made by MEC to assess the conditions of the Course Management with emphasis in Information Technology and Tourism, made by Profs. Francisco Sérgio Bezerra de Vasconcelos, Federal University of Ceará - UFC, Zélia Maria Xavier Ramos, Faculty of Administrative Sciences Petrolina - FACAPE and Tania Guimaraes Omena, University Veiga de Almeida - RJ-UVA and Pedagogy Course, consisting by Profs. José Luis Domingues, Universidade Federal de Goiás - UFG and Ilma Passos Alencastro Veiga, University of Brasilia - UNB, which also approved the projects academic and physical facilities with louvor.Todos projects return to the MEC, who submitted them to committees Experts, who also approved them. Immediately, the Ministry of Education - MEC referred the accreditation process of FACSAL in conjunction with the project's authorization Accounting Course with Emphasis in Computer Science, the National Council for Education and d - CNE, which by lot appointed Councillor Cesar Francisco Sá Barreto (Rector of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - UFMG) for review and approval.
By Opinion No. 817/00, both were approved and then the Minister of Education, through Ordinance No. 1505 of 27.09.2000, has accredited the College of the City of Santa Luzia - FACSAL and authorized the opening of the selection process for the 150 vacancies, 50 day and 100 night of Sciences Degree in Accounting with emphasis in Computer Science (See page on the instructions for registration). The city of Santa Luzia begun the new millennium, with a higher education institution of higher education level and from February 2001, parents no longer need to send their teenage children to study outside the municipality.