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Universidade de Sorocaba
São Paulo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The University of Sorocaba is a university community, regional, non-denominational, quality, the first seed was the Philosophy Faculty of Sciences and Letters of Sorocaba, established in 1951 and effectively began operating in 1954. With two courses, Education and Literature Neo Latino and only 27 students.

Today, Uniso has 40 courses, offers undergraduate and post-graduate courses in the strict and wide. His nine thousand students, approximately 70 cities are located within a radius of 100 km around Sorocaba, distributed over three campuses: University City, opened in 1999, the Trujillo, where he was deployed to the Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters, in 1954 and the Seminary since 1994. There is also an advanced unit in Tiete, introduced in 2003.

The origin of Uniso was the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Sorocaba, established as City College in 1951 but only became operational when the Bishop of Sorocaba accepted administering it in 1954 with the first two courses: Pedagogy and Neo-Latin Letters. The following year, three new courses: Philosophy, Geography and History. Humble beginnings and, paradoxically, brilliant for its time, with teachers from São Paulo and abroad, and courses full-time, morning and afternoon.

In 1967, he began a course in Business Administration and in 1968, the mathematics teacher. With education reform and the "Bird Season" in education was necessary to create, in 1970, courses in Technical Commercial, Industrial Arts and Social Studies, and built up new buildings. Courses were circumstantial, which were emptied and unfeasible in the short space of 4 or 5 years. In return, Accounting and Economics have emerged and been consolidated.

Between 1988 to 1994 developed the project of creation of the University Project (UNISA). In the process, constituted in 1992, the International College of Don Aguirre (IFAD) and 1994 (15 / 9), it was the creation of Uniso. In 1995, work began to Systems Analysis, Journalism, Advertising and Law. In 1996, Foreign Trade and Education, qualification for the Training of Teachers of Mentally Handicapped. In 1997, Letters (Portuguese-Spanish). In 1998, Biochemistry and Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Hospitality, Tourism and Mathematics. In 1999, there was the inauguration of the first part of University City. In 2000, were opened in University City, the Health Laboratories of Hospitality and Tourism.

In 2001, began running two new courses: Information Systems and Nutrition.
In 2002, opened the Nutrition Laboratory and the first steps to open courses Uniso out of Sorocaba, namely, Tietê / SP.

In 2003, work began on the course of Pedagogy in Tietê.
In 2004, we started the courses in Theatre / Art Education, Physics, Public Relations and Tietê in the course of Business Administration.
Central Library was opened "Aluisio de Almeida," in University City.

In the Post-Graduate, Specialization courses gained huge increase from the 80's, deals with an average of ten courses per year.
In August 1996, initiated the first Master of Uniso in the area of Education, this came to be accredited by CAPES in 2002.

In 2006, they began to run the Colleges of Technology in Retail Marketing Management, Management of Industrial Production, Financial Management, Graphic Design and a BS in Biotechnology. Also, it was recommended by Capes recognition of the Masters Program in Communication and Culture in the area of concentration in media and the research lines: "Communication" Media "and" Cultural "Media Production".

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