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Espírito Santo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The Federal University of Espirito Santo has a building area of 225,918 m². In their campuses circulate about 15,000 undergraduate students, 1,200 teachers and 2,200 technical and administrative servers. Apart from the external community that frequents the campus in search of medical, dental and psychological, legal and social assistance, libraries, cinema, theater, art galleries, sports activities, language courses, among others. It is the socialization of knowledge generated by the institution and made available to society.

Are 74 undergraduate, 38 postgraduate programs, 38 master's-level courses and 13 doctoral. In addition, the program is integrated Ufes Open University of Brazil (UAB), and Project Pro-Degree, designed and implemented by the Ministry of Education. Currently offers five undergraduate programs in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Visual Arts and Physical Education, and Bachelor of Science in Accounting, totaling three thousand students.

On listing, and build out its mission, vision and values the institution took all that into consideration and tried to put on paper what is in practice a reality. Consider this:


Generate scientific, technological, artistic and cultural, through teaching, research and extension, producing and socializing knowledge to educate people with the ability to implement solutions that promote sustainable development.


Being recognized as a public institution in the Holy Spirit several campus of national excellence in teaching, research and extension, consolidating its operations in an integrated way with society and committed to sustainable development.


- Commitment and zeal to the institution.
- Defense of the Free University as a public good.
- Permanent search of excellence in teaching, research, extension and management.
- Performance based on principles of ethics, democracy and transparency.
- Respect for justice, social equity, freedom of thought and expression.
- Commitment to the collective plurality, individuality and ethnic and cultural diversity.
- Social responsibility and dialogue and partnership with the company.
- Preservation and enhancement of life.

The history of higher education in the Holy Spirit begins in the 1930s with the creation by the private sector, some courses such as Dentistry, Law and Physical Education. During the rule of Jones dos Santos Neves (1951-1955) isolates were grouped these courses and was born on May 5, 1954, the University of the Holy Spirit, maintained and administered by the state government.

Some years later, on January 30, 1961, President Juscelino Kubitschek, in an administrative act, the institution became a federal university. Then was born the Federal University of Espirito Santo (Ufes).

In the following year began to be thought of the possibility of concentrating all courses in a single physical space. And the federal government expropriated a large area north of the capital, in Goiabeiras where it begins to be erected Ufes main campus, with an area of over 1.5 million m².

The Ufes, little by little, he began expanding geographically and creating other opportunities for access to knowledge. In the 70s, even in the capital, opened another campus, where he installed the current Center for Health Sciences (CCS) and the University Hospital Cassiano Antonio de Moraes (HUCAM) in the region of Maruípe. In the south, the city of Alegre, took up the current Center for Agricultural Sciences (CCA) in the early '70s. In the North, in St. Matthew, was created in 2006 the University Center North of Espirito Santo (Ceunes)

Ufes in numbers
Ufes is now the fastest growing federal university in the last four years in graduate school, with some 1,300 master and doctoral candidates 200.

From 2002 until today, post-graduation stricto sensu has experienced significant growth: the number of doctoral courses from 3 to 8, while the number of Masters courses rose from 16 to 34 in 36 graduate programs in all 10 training centers of the University.

In 2006, the number of defenses of doctoral theses was much higher than in 2002 - an increase of 316.7% (from six to 25 theses). Masters in the cream areas Discolouration in the number of dissertations was 99.3% (from 140 in 2002 to 279 in 2006), while the number of graduates of residency grew 27.3% (from 33 to 42).

The number of graduate UFES grew strongly from 2002 until today, jumping from 47 to 74. The number of vacancies for undergraduate attendance also increased in the period: in 2002 2,745 were offered places in 2008, 3,995 vacancies.

The number of students also increased, from 1,819 in 2002 to 2,426 in 2007.

The number of research projects in progress showed an increase of 128.5% from 2002 to 2006 (from 186 to 425), and the number of completed surveys grew by 228.0% (from 107 to 351).

In E XTENSION, the number of agreements with companies and institutions in the UFES extension projects, particularly those aiming to facilitate student internship, increased 402.1% from 2002 to 2006 (from 326 to 1637). From 2002 to 2006 there was also an increase in the number of extension projects: 32.9% (from 140 to 186).

In the period 2002 to 2006 UFES strongly increased the number of scholarships offered to students: Undergraduate Research - IC, 1488% (ie from 36 to 536 grants); Extension, 455% (from 36 to 200); Improvement Program Student - PAD, 578.3% (from 83 to 480), and Program for New Teachers - PID, 191.2% (from 125 to 364). The Program and UFES Primary School - PUB, started in 2005 with 14 scholarships in 2006 already had 17 bags (21.43% increase). In the period 2002 to 2006, the FEU S increased the offer of scholarships for graduate students in 470.4% (from 280 to 1597 bags).

Investment in expansion and updating of the bibliographic also grew in the period 2002 to 2006, rising to R $ 171,225.00 R $ 450,000.00. Thus, the collection was expanded by 23,740 volumes in that period. In 2008, over £ 1 million investment in bibliographic, with 11 000 new titles to meet the 10 teaching centers Ufes.

It is worth noting the expanded area of built UFES, which rose from 211,551 m2 in 2002 to 225,918 m2 in 2006.

A total of 3,385 shares of servers in training activities, distributed as follows: 2,712 certificates in the NTS; PARTICIPANTS 311 language courses in the CLC, and 252 training licenses.

Year Capabilities
2005 864
2006 1973
2007 3385

UFES The program is integrated with the Open University of Brazil (UAB), and the Pro-Degree Project, conceived and executed by the Ministry of Education. From a construction begun in 2007, held in 2008 UFES the selection process for five new courses: degrees in Physics, Chemistry, Visual Arts and Physical Education (this one for professionals already working in public networks) and Bachelor of Science in Accounting , totaling three thousand new jobs, with ticket in 2008.

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