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Faculdades Integradas de Santa Fé do Sul
Santa Fé do Sul, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

In 1920 the English major Byac John Paget, there was talk at the time that he represented an oil company would be interested in the region because the Parana River basin have characteristics to the formation of oil fields, purchased 32,000 acres of the former St. Joseph's Farm Bridge Think.

The area located in the extreme northwest of Sao Paulo in the currencies of the states of Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso do Sul to secure land tenure, Major, who never came to Brazil has placed 79 families, but in 1946, when the promulgation of the Constitution, it is established that the underground was property of the Union the same year, the Agricultural Society of Immigration and Colonization (CAIC), who knew the expansion plans of the former railroad Araraquarense (EFA), which were to reach banks of the Parana River and then head towards Cuiabá (MT), bought the 32,000 acres.

In May, the CAIC has opened the cowboy road to reach the Paraná River, Porto Taboada, to make a study of geo-economic region. With the postwar economic crisis, AET's directors, worried about the payment of dividends to shareholders, bought 30,000 acres of CAIC and looted the plantation and sold in small areas over time. They staked out 600 acres, with 100 for the building of the city the remaining for villas.

The goal was to populate the region with small farmers who would produce and producing what the railroad would carry, so your profit would return at the end of each year. Tipped the bush in September 1946, the first roads were opened and the Spaniard Salvador Martinez, on the edge of First Avenue, built a brick house, where he established a trading house. Less than two years later, on June 24, 1948, was celebrated by Fr Canuto, Aparecida do Taboada, the first mass, the date considered the founding of Santa Fe South

The city's name was the subject of numerous suggestions, Santa Fe was chosen because it coincides with the initials of Son Sales. The particle South was added by law because in Northern Brazil was a village of the same name. Antonio Sales Filho, elected statewide in 1950, along with other lawmakers were able to rise to the condition of the town council in 1953.

Santa Fe South, with about 30 000 inhabitants, is strategically located in the northwestern region of São Paulo. Call Great Lakes region is formed by the mills of Single Island, and Red Water Jupiá and consists of the rivers Paraná, Paranaiba, Grande, Tietê and San Jose. This excellent location makes Santa Fe do Sul a gateway to the Mercosur. Access to major highways such as Euclides da Cunha (SP 330), Washington Luis (SP 310), Anhanguera (330) and Bandeirantes (SP 348), allows to shorten the distances on the link between the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso , Mato Grosso do Sul, Goias and Minas Gerais.

The Bridge Rodoferroviária (conceived by poet and writer Euclides da Cunha) and the Tietê-Paraná Waterway make Santa Fe do Sul a major logistics hub for industrial production, livestock, horticulture, tourism, warehousing, transportation and distribution. Use the service site to view the route from your home city to Santa Fe South

In the educational area, the city has with the International College of Santa Fe South (FISA), maintained by the Municipal Foundation of Culture and Education (FUNEC), offering the following courses:


 Analysis and Systems Development

 Biological Sciences


 Physical Education



 Environmental Management






 Sugarcane Production


 Social Service


Since 70% of its 3,500 students come from other cities and states. FISA also works in the Open University of the Third Age (UNAT) with more than 300 students over the age of 45 years.

With 208.9 km ² Extension, Santa Fe South's economy has focused on the agro-tourism with the installation of dude ranch, ranches, vacation homes - and rural tourism - with visits to open milk, grapes, mango, coconut and banana. In the nuclei of Highway 15 and stowage tourists can buy handicrafts made of fired pottery by wives of farmers. Santa Fe has a budget of $ 28 million and offers a good quality of life for its residents with 100% essential services, water supply, sewage collection and treatment, plus a family doctor for 100% of the population.

The creation of FUNEC - Municipal Foundation of Culture and Education in Santa Fe do Sul should the Municipal Law. 1118, to March 20, 1976, and the Statute was approved by Decree no. 2169, to August 21, 2003.

The thirst FUNEC Manga 477 Avenue, Garden Manga - Santa Fe do Sul - SP, phone / fax (17) 36419000 and CNPJ: 47527288 / / 000 110.

Its current President is Lord Edevaldo Rodrigues Pinto, a graduate in Accounting.

The INTEGRATED COLLEGE OF SANTA FE SOUTH born through the Municipal Law. 2000 of 06.01.1998, with the Consolidated Rules of International College of Santa Fe do Sul approved as Opinion No. EEC. 614/98, due to the merger of two other top institutions: the Faculty of Physical Education High Araraquarense and Faculty of Science and Letters.

The Faculty of Physical Education High Araraquarense installed through the Federal Decree. 70.192/72 and maintained by ASEC - Association-Santa Fe sulense of Education and Culture was born as a regional desire, considering that the nearest course of physical education was based in San Carlos, 400 km away and the Decree-Law 705/69 made it mandatory the practice of physical education at all levels of education.

In 1976, the Municipal Law. 1.118/76, approved by the CNE No. 181/77 created the Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe - South FUNEC. The National Council of Education authorized the change of sponsor for the ASEC FUNEC as CNE No. 2.950/76.

Thus, the Faculty of Physical Education High Araraquarense now be maintained by the Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe - South FUNEC.

The Faculty of Science and Arts were established with the Education Course, through the Federal Decree. 96.996/88.

The Integrated Faculties of Santa Fé do Sul is an isolated building on Higher Education, maintained by the Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe - South FUNEC. His historical constitution began in the 70s, shortly after the reform of higher education in Brazil occurred in the 1960s, by Law 5540/68.

At that time the education was configured in two models: the Universities and Colleges of Isolated, aimed at training technicians, to meet the demands of the labor market, especially in education. The purpose of the military regime that ruled the country was configured with the theme development and national security, had the expansion of higher education. The development model undertaken by the military regime, based on the theme of development and national security, encourages the expansion of higher education, in order to ensure the attendance of the country's young population in the continuity of training, since it requires the hand of the market increasingly skilled work.

During this period it is recorded very open to the creation of Colleges Isolated, mainly from 1970. The federal stimulus to investment in the market attracts Degree education significant number of investors whose priority is to obtain profit, from this perspective, many institutions base their bases with the pedagogical and educational only way for enrichment and their financial empowerment.

However, even when faced with a reality of commodification of education, the history of the faculties of integrated South Santa Fe records from another perspective, a view which is maintained by the Municipal Education and Culture in Santa Fe do Sul - entity public law, nonprofit, educational purposes, cultural and scientific, par excellence, created by the Municipal Law. 1118, of 20-03-76, by Opinion No. EEC. 2.950/76, as amended by Act No.. 1146, to May 3, 1977 and no. 2000, January 6, 1998, with headquarters in Santa Fe do Sul

One has a priori concern for quality education at the expense of profit glimpse, a fact certified by the tuition fees for their courses kept well below the run in the region.

The structure of the Faculties of Santa Fé do Sul is organized legally governed by the following legal provisions:

I. Law no. 2197, to December 17, 2002, which provides for its administrative reorganization;

II. Decree which provides for the charter of its board of technical assistance and enforcement;

III. Status.

The objectives of Education and Research comprise the largest meaning of the FISA / FUNEC and also indicate in its Bylaws, including focusing on the empowerment of citizens for the tasks from the perspective of social responsibility arising from the appreciation of citizenship.

Art. 5 of the Statute of the Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe South versa the following objectives:

I - Education, extension, research and dissemination of culture in general and in particular the technical and scientific development, to elevate the cultural and educational level of the municipality and region;

II - to keep the schools now existing and create additional education students, not basic or above, as well as several units for the exercise of practical activities, science and technology, provided that the necessary resources for such purposes;

III - provide resources to conduct scientific research and promote its dissemination;

IV - to keep human and material resources so that your school has organized collection of books that meets the needs of research and information of each unit, available to faculty, and community;

V - integrate available resources, create and participate in partnerships with other agencies under direct administration of the municipality, the Union and the states, programs, projects and funds to promote living and assistance to human beings through public policy on social action .

It is noteworthy that one of the objectives proposed in the Statute of the Foundation, expressed also in art. 5, section II, is to keep the schools, now existing and create additional primary and secondary education or higher, as well as several units for the exercise of practical activities, science and technology, provided that the necessary resources for such purposes.

The Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe - South FUNEC, provided that public entity is under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education of Sao Paulo which was reorganized by State Law. 10403 of July 6, 1971 granting it, competence, based on item XI of art. 2, to authorize the installation and operation of new courses in institutes of higher learning isolated city.

The Law of Directives and Bases of National Education, Federal Law no. 9394, to December 20, 1996 in his art. 61 shows that:

The training of education to meet the goals in different levels and types of education and the characteristics of each phase of development of the students, will be grounds:

I - the relationship between theory and practice, including through capacity in service;

II - use of training and previous experience in educational institutions and other activities.

Art. 62 notes:

The training of teachers for working in basic education will be far higher-level, in courses, full degree at universities and institutes of higher education, admitted as a minimum qualification for the practice of teaching in early childhood education and four first grades of elementary school, offered at the average level in Normal mode.

Art. 63 states:

Institutes of Higher Education shall maintain:

I - courses with professional tutors for basic education, including the Superior Normal Course, designed to train teachers for early childhood education and for the first grades of primary education;

II - educational program for holders of diplomas of higher education who wish to devote to basic education;

III - continuing education program for professionals of various levels of education.

The Determination of the State Board of Education no. 07/2000 and statements 21/2002, 22/2002 and 27/2003 established standards for accreditation of Higher Education Institutes and deal with the training of teachers in basic school education system in the State of São Paulo.

By recognizing the requirements requested in the legislation, the Municipal Foundation for Education and Culture in Santa Fe do Sul, taking steps to comply with them petitioned the State Board of Education Accreditation of the Institute of Education degrees offered and the payment of which was authorized by Ordinance EEC / GP no. 169/2004 of 20 October 2004.

Currently the International College of Santa Fe do Sul offer fourteen (14) Courses Undergraduate Degree and Degree level and 03 (three) Colleges of Technology:

1. Administration (evening);

2. Analysis and Systems Development (night);

3. Biological Sciences (night);

4. Law (daytime and nighttime);

5. Physical Education and Bachelor Degree (daytime and nighttime);

6. Nursing (daytime and nighttime);

7. Physiotherapy (daytime and nighttime);

8. Environmental Management (evening);

9. Letters (night);

10. Mathematics (night);

11. Nutrition (night);

12. Dentistry (full);

13. Pedagogy (night);

14. Sugarcane Production (evening);

15. Psychology (daytime and nighttime);

16. Social Service (night);

17. Tourism (night).

The Institute of Education houses the following undergraduate courses:

1. Biological Sciences;

2. Physical Education;

3. Letters;

4. Mathematics;

5. Pedagogy.

Currently, FISA Colleges / FUNEC offer in its picture of undergraduate courses in the area Superior Technology Courses in the following recognition phase:

1. Technology Analysis and Systems Development;

2. Technology in Environmental Management;

3. Sugarcane Production Technology.

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