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Faculdades Pedro Leopoldo
Pedro Leopoldo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

In the wake of MEC-USAID, military governments promoted in the years 1960 and 1970, profound changes in Brazilian higher education. Taking the U.S. model of university as a reference, and aiming to significantly expand the market for qualified young people from higher education, government policy encouraged the provision of courses and their internalization, while that amount to a successful promotion structure research and teacher training. The most visible of these reforms on the Brazilian higher education was the multiplication of colleges and universities in the country, especially the private sector and religious institutions and charities.

In this context, a group of educators pedroleopoldenses linked to the activities of the State College Immaculate Conception, founded in the city in 1950, began taking steps to bring a college to Pedro Leopoldo.

People like the professor and lawyer Jose Luciano Castillo Pereira Monteiro and Professor Martin Trinity led this movement
People like the professor and lawyer Jose Luciano Castillo Pereira Monteiro and Professor Martin Trinity led this movement, which found support in the municipal administration of Caesar Julian de Sales. The group aimed to provide opportunities for continuing education for young graduates of secondary programs in the city and neighboring counties at the time when the country began the democratization and expansion of primary school education.

Thus, the idea of deploying in Pedro Leopoldo, initially, a college dedicated to training teachers, with support from the Municipality.

The trajectory of the Fundação Pedro Leopoldo

Born, then, the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold, established by local law No 407 of July 24, 1967. Today a legal entity of private law, with headquarters at Rua Teofilo Calazans de Barros, 100 - Santo Antonio da Barra, Peter Leopold Foundation aims to "create and maintain schools, promote, and encourage enterprises to create character educational, cultural and other activities related to education, culture and care. "

Peter Leopold Foundation aims to "create and maintain schools, promote, and encourage enterprises to create an educational, cultural and other activities related to education, culture and care
To achieve its objectives, the firm foundation of mutual cooperation agreements with other entities of public law or private, peers or not. Your deliberative system is composed of a Board of Trustees, an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board, whose skills meet the Statutes approved and published in Minas Gerais to 01/06/1972. On April 20, 1999, the Attorney General - Curated by foundations, by means of a second prosecutor in the county of Pedro Leopoldo - approved a change in the Statutes of the Foundation that detached from the municipal government, even responsible for appointing the President of the Institution .

Nonprofit, the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold does not distribute dividends, results, bonuses, shares or portions of their assets in whatever form or guise, none of its members, officers or directors. The Foundation is also recognized as the Federal Public Utility (Decree 71,454, of 03.11.1973), the State Public Interest (Law No. 6001 of 10.02.1972) and the Municipal Utilities (Act 677 of 10.08.1972)and Certificate of Registration and has a charitable purpose of the National Council of Social Services (Case No. 271.067/72 of 04.17.1973, as last renewed by Resolution 079, published in the Federal , 09/04/1999, Section I, Case n.28984.019832/95-36). The Foundation is exempt from income tax as the order in Case No. 498.570/73 and Declaratory Act No 01/74 of 24/01/1974, the Federal Revenue Service in Belo Horizonte.

The history of the Foundation has a raised mark, which is their community character embodied in the constitution of its Board of Trustees. All members of the Foundation have strong regional roots in life and on the other hand, partnerships with public and private agencies that operate in the north-Belo Horizonte metropolitan contribute decisively to the viability of the actions of the Foundation, through the College for her maintained.

Events and academic publications receive sponsorship from local enterprises, which have also donated funds for construction of buildings, laboratories, procurement of equipment and didactic material
Events and academic publications receive sponsorship from local enterprises, which have also donated funds for construction of buildings, laboratories, procurement of teaching material and equipment. Municipalities of counties have signed several agreements and signed with the Foundation, which resulted in partial payments and / or full tuition for students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Colleges. In contrast, the Foundation, through the teachers and students of the courses held by it, has always offered to municipalities, businesses and society courses several regional programs, professional training, advising and consulting, education and cultural services. In the specific case of the municipality of Pedro Leopoldo, the Foundation integrates several municipal councils, such as the Municipal Council of Cultural Heritage, the City Council on the Environment, City Planning Director etc.

The undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Institution

Currently, the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold is the sponsor of Colleges Pedro Leopoldo (FPL), the Law Faculty of Pedro Leopoldo (FADIPEL), the Faculty of Technology of Ontario (FATEMIG) and the Technical School Management Training Theotônio Baptist Freitas, the latter in agreement with SEBRAE-MG. The Colleges Pedro Leopoldo comprises the ISE (Institute of Education) and FaCEG (Faculty of Exact Sciences and Management). The ISE has the bachelor degree in Geography, History, Literature, Mathematics and Pedagogy. The FaCEG keeps bachelors in Business Administration, Computer Science and Accounting. The FADIPEL holds a BA in Law. These courses are divided into two units, the oldest in Santo Antônio da Barra, and the newest, located on Lincoln Avenue Diogo Viana, 830, Dr. Lund (access to the Tancredo Neves International Airport). The FATEMIG keeps the courses of Technology in Logistics and Foreign Trade.

In the history of the Foundation, with regard to education, there is one constant: the strict observance of the autonomy of the Faculties
In the history of the Foundation, with regard to education, there is one constant: the strict observance of the autonomy of the faculties. The guidelines for teaching, research and extension are defined by the collegiate bodies of Colleges, which also is responsible for developing the criteria that direct the formation of the faculty. In other words, the Cultural Foundation Dr Peter Leopold is the means by which schools achieve their academic goals.

It was the teacher training courses currently linked to the ISE that started the activities of the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold. In 1968, on 27 November, the Foundation signed an agreement with the Mining Society of Culture, which sponsors the Catholic University of Minas Gerais. At that time, the Catholic University implanted short degree courses in various municipalities of Minas Gerais, Pedro Leopoldo so joined that list. The so-called School of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Peter Leopold was subordinated to the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, with regard to technical and pedagogical responsibility, following the guidelines and programs that university. In February 1969, occurred the first buccal, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Pedro Leopoldo, offering 125 places for courses in science, literature and social studies. These courses are recognized by Decree 74006, published in the Official Gazette of May 2, 1974.

During the period 1977-1983, the Foundation has maintained, and the School, the School Dr. Christiano Ottoni, 2 ° Grau. In 1982, the first step was completed Unit Santo Antônio da Barra, so that both Foundation and the College began to have its own headquarters. In 1986, the Foundation took the decision to cut ties with the Catholic University of Minas Gerais. Thereafter, the School has given a new name: College of Humanities of Pedro Leopoldo. The new situation was sanctioned by the opinion of the Federal Council of Education January 27, 1987. Existing courses have been reworked and transformed into full degrees in Geography, History, Literature and Mathematics in accordance with Opinion 817/85 of 12.2.1986. These graduates have received full recognition in 08/11/1991, by Ordinance No. 2096, Opinion 496/91 of the Federal Council of Education. From 2000 to 2006, he ran the Superior Normal Course, approved by Decree 40699 of 11/11/1999. Starting in 2007, created the Faculty of Education, whose vestibular first occurred in 2007.

In 1994 came the first course in the management area maintained by the Foundation, which became the embryo of FaCEG. Authorisation for the first vestibular Course of Business Administration, signed by the President on December 31, 1993, allowed the formation of the first group, composed of 60 students. In 2000, he began to run the course in Computer Science, approved by Decree 40679 of 11/11/1999. In 2002, it was time to start the course in Accounting, approved by Decree 41525 of 19/01/2001.

The Faculty of Law of Peter Leopold began operations in 2004, approved by Decree s / n. of 17.12.2003, the Government of Minas Gerais. The course of law, with two entries per year to 100 students each, consolidated the work of the Foundation in the teaching field of the humanities, given strong demand locally and regionally.

The curriculum for the graduate, the activities held by the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold began in 1996, offering two specialized courses: Methodology for Higher Education and Reading and Literature. The following year, two more post-graduation courses were offered: Human Geography and Public Administration. In 2000 already 14 specialization courses offered by the Colleges maintained by the Foundation. In 2002, participated in the post-graduate students from about 37 cities and, in states such as Sao Paulo, Bahia and Espirito Santo. The table below indicates the courses offered by the Foundation related to accruals and MBAs:

Offering expertise and MBAs - from 1996 to 2008


Course Name


MBA - Strategic Business Management
MBA - Academic Administration and University
MBA - Management Excellence in Organizations
MBA - Management of Cooperatives
MBA - Management and Local Development Social
Marketing Management
Finance Management
Tax Planning
Municipal Public Administration
Municipal Health Management

Education and Business Management
Cultural Heritage: Preservation and Management
Mining History and Culture
Teaching Geography
Portuguese Language Teaching
Democratic Management in the School
Reading and Literature
Psychopedagogy - Focus on Inclusive Education
Methodology for Higher Education
Mathematics Education
In 2000, the Cultural Foundation Dr. Peter Leopold began offering the MPA (Master of Business Administration Professional), the first program of its kind established in Minas Gerais, authorized and recommended by CAPES. This course has meant strictly important impetus for the revitalization of the area of management sciences at the institution.

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