University description (as per official university website)
An outstanding university structure
4 campuses, Piracicaba (Taquaral and Center), Santa Barbara d'Oeste and Lins
Over 50 undergraduate courses in addition to courses technologists
More than 30 post-graduate "broad sense" (specialization)
7 Masters and 2 PhD
82% master teachers and doctors
Libraries with a collection of 340,000 volumes
Labs last generation
Partnerships with local governments, businesses, NGOs and community associations
Exchanges with universities in five continents
Educational Project / Academic Policy
A major University does not happen one day to another. It takes years of dedication and idealism, coupled with an exceptional ability to bring together talent, until they reach the level of academic excellence consistent with the mission to train professionals and citizens who will lead the social, political and economic clout. Over the past 40 years, experienced UNIMEP this vital evolution, establishing itself as one of the most respected universities.
His first degree courses were offered in 1964, then as integrated colleges, in 1975, with recognition by the MEC, became the first Methodist University in Latin America.
But the tradition that guides the work of UNIMEP is much older: the University College had its origin in Piracicaba, founded in 1881 by U.S. missionary Martha Watts. The College and UNIMEP institutions are maintained by the Educational Institute of Piracicaba - EPO, also part of this set the Piracicaba School of Music "Maestro Ernst Mahle.
Globally, its roots date back to the oldest Methodist educational institution, the Kingswood School. Founded in 1748 by John Wesley in England, Kingswood gave rise to more than 700 educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities. A universe of which UNIMEP is an integral and whose commitment to education has been reaffirmed and refined for over 250 years.
What is in your life when you enter the Unimep
The knowledge built within and outside the classroom, a proposal that combines teaching, research and extension. Differentiated training, committed to building citizenship and the development of skills in various professional fields. Concrete possibility of international exchanges, provided by agreements with universities on five continents. Intense and diverse cultural life in an environment rich in new knowledge, new perspectives and new friends. All this becomes part of your life when you become part of UNIMEP.
Over the years, thousands of people have lived this experience enriching. They are architects, engineers, teachers, lawyers, dentists, psychologists and many other professionals, with their technical and personal value, helped consolidate UNIMEP as one of the best universities.
One option for each stage of life
In its four campuses, located in Piracicaba, Santa Bárbara d'Oeste and Lins, the UNIMEP maintains more than 40 courses, covering various fields of knowledge. Given the demands of the labor market, also offers postgraduate courses Sensu Lato (Extension and Specialization) and stricto sensu (Master and Doctorate), and higher education courses in specific training, technologists, shorter and programs for seniors .