University description (as per official university website)
The former School of Industrial Engineering - FEI, and the School of Business Administration - ESAN, born of intuition and courage of Father Roberto de Medeiros Savoy, SJ (1905-1955) who in the early 40's, envisioned the Brazilian economic growth and the need for engineers and managers for the industry. Hence, the adjective Industrial, then assigned to the College of Engineering.
Savoy Fr Roberto de Medeiros founded the former School of Business Administration of Sao Paulo - ESAN / SP. As there was no faculty of its kind in Brazil, Fr Savoy used as a model to the Graduate School of Business Administration from Harvard University. ESAN The SP marked the formal beginning of the specific studies of Directors in the country.
The Ignatian Educational Foundation "Fr Savoy de Medeiros - EIF was established in 1945 by Father Roberto de Medeiros Savoy, SJ, with the collaboration of several founders, with the name of the Foundation for Applied Sciences, with the goal of keeping the Faculties in training. The EIF is statutorily linked to the Society of Jesus, which is responsible for his guidance, always in the light of Christian principles of the Faith, the promotion of justice, human dignity and ethical values.
President Decree no. 20,942, of 09/04/1946 authorizing the operation of the School of Industrial Engineering. Its activities began on May 20, 1946, with 50 seats in the sport Chemical Engineering, São Paulo. That same year, on August 22, FEI and other colleges have formed the Catholic University of São Paulo.
On January 28, 1961, the then President Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira signed the decree which made the first ESAN School of Business Administration from the country to be recognized and made official by the government. The same decree recognized the validity of the diplomas of graduates from 1941.
Creation of the School of Business Administration of Sao Bernardo do Campo - ESAN / SBC, to meet the needs created by industrialization, which continued to expand in that region. Later, ESAN / SP and ESAN / SBC would be aggregated to other schools maintained by the Ignatian Educational Foundation "Fr Savoy de Medeiros" to compose the University Center of FEI.
Fr Aldemar Moreno, SJ, was appointed chairman of the FEI, a position he held until July 1997. The FEI is currently chaired by the teacher and Jesuit priest, Fr Paul Severino Theodore Peters, SJ
Later this year, the FEI has become disconnected from the PUC, returning to the status of single institution of higher education.
This year marks the inauguration of the Institute of Industrial Research and Studies - IPEI. Since then, the IPEI develops and transfers technology to the productive sector through consultancy, design and technological services, testing and analysis, the following areas: Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical and Electronics, Textiles, and Metallurgical Production, constituting link with industry.
Having as primary function the promotion of professional development in the administrative and technological expertise in the Institute of Administrative Sciences and Technology - IECAT was created in 1982 to organize and deliver post-graduation lato sensu and extension courses. From the second half of 1997, the IECAT could also count with facilities in São Paulo, expanding its activities.
The Department of Informatics, former School of Informatics - FCI began in March 1999 and currently has 398 students in the Course of Computer Science.
Establishment of the University Center of FEI. Within a proposal for the integration and aggregation of skills, focused on excellence of its courses, its higher education institutions were transformed into the University Center of FEI, as approved by the MEC, through Ordinance No. 2574 of December 4, 2001.
The FEI, through its courses, has trained over its existence, over 35,000 professionals, including engineers, business managers and IT professionals.
"The FEI University Center's mission is to provide primary
knowledge to their students by any means necessary,
aiming at building a developed society, humane and fair. "
Striving for excellence in teaching, research and extension, the FEI seeks to form a professional with the following characteristics:
Have a strong theoretical basis, without losing sight of the specific training required for their employability;
Be ethical, fair and with a human and social, that realizes the importance of their role as change agent of society;
Owning a holistic view of society, being able to predict and analyze the direct and indirect impacts of their actions in society;
Worrying about ecological issues and have the exact notion of the importance of environmental conservation for ensuring the quality of life of all individuals and the sustainability of the planet;
Being able to build new knowledge, with skills and competencies to develop, modify and adapt technologies, not just in terms of applying them;
Possess ability to adapt, being able to meet challenges and develop in areas other than that of their training (multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary);
Be creative and entrepreneurial initiatives professionals;
Being able to communicate effectively, including in other languages;
Possess skills to work in groups and interact with different people and cultures, being able to respect and understand those differences;
Have the new technologies of information and communication, both for their personal and professional development.