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Universidade Salgado de Oliveira
São Gonçalo, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

A success story

Universidade Salgado de Oliveira (UNIVERSO) began his story with a small school in São Gonçalo (RJ), which soon became the School of Application Dom Helder Camara, located in the neighborhood of Trinidad, where he currently works on campus in Sao Goncalo.

Committed to democratizing access to higher education in Brazil, the institution has guided his career on the stage of national education on academic excellence and fostering the practice, always attentive to the social role that it represents.

Recognized as the campus "headquarters", the UNIVERSE / Sao Goncalo continually strives not only to provide its students a truly superior, but also to maintain itself as a friendly campus in which teachers, course managers and directors appreciate the interaction and exchange of experiences.

In line with the social commitment of the institution, the campus - through the department of University Extension - contributes strongly to the promotion and improvement of services to communities in the surrounding area.

University pioneer in this county, the UNIVERSE / Sao Goncalo has become a benchmark in professional training, including residents of nearby towns. Owning a teaching staff highly qualified and committed to continuous improvement of educational quality, coupled with a teaching that encourages - beyond theory - learning practices of each profession, are crucial for this industry recognition.

The Universe / São Gonçalo offers undergraduate, graduate, undergraduate distance and extension courses. With options from courses in different areas of knowledge.

A success story

Universidade Salgado de Oliveira (UNIVERSO) arrives at the twenty-first century not only preparing their students to earn their place in society, but to become competent professionals and social responsibility. The hike in search of an institution increasingly robust and skilled workforce, with emphasis on research and extension became a reality through new projects and investments in the infrastructure of the institution, including modern laboratories, libraries and technology, besides a highly qualified faculty, to meet the needs of the competitive job market.
With a track record of determination and competence, the UNIVERSE secured his place in the Education of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Originally from a small school with only 33 students in the district of Trinity, in São Gonçalo, the institution became the Colegio Dom Helder Camara. After many changes, created in 1976, the first college courses, with Faculty of Education, Science and Arts of Sao Goncalo.

In 1985 amounted to ten courses, becoming the Integrated College of Saint Mary. With the approval of the consultation letter in 1990, began the process of establishing the university, which was achieved after three years by the Ministerial Decree No. 1283 of September 8, 1993, published in the Official Gazette the next day. There appeared to Salgado de Oliveira University (UNIVERSO).

At the time the institution had two campuses (São Gonçalo and Niterói) in Rio de Janeiro and offered courses in graduate school in various units of the Federation.

Based on its expansion plan and its statute, the University opened, from 1996, the campuses of Goytacazes in Rio de Janeiro and Goiânia, state of Goias in 2000 the campus was created in Recife in Pernambuco. In July 2003, started its activities on the campus of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais.

In 2004, the institution came to the capital of Minas Gerais, with the opening of the campus in Belo Horizonte. In 2005 launched the second campus in Northeast Region, located in the city of Salvador. In July of that year, made its first entrance exam in Salvador.

Towards a future of ever more promising and competent, the university believes in education as the only factor capable of transforming society.


The Universe is a national institution with the mission of promoting the integral formation of man, providing educational opportunity for all, based on ethical and moral values and a commitment to the social responsibilities of the community.


UNIVERSE by trained professionals should be recognized for the ability to: - Think and act entrepreneurially; - Develop projects, seeking business opportunities - Integrating human skills, management and technology - Producing knowledge, developing divergent thinking and citric-social ; through innovative solutions - Meet your regional atmosphere, interacting with national and international - Select the most appropriate information for each stage of his career - Search, permanently, for intermediate knowledge of continuing education - Commitment to community's social programs - exercise their activities with commitment and dedication, expressing their talents and skills, emphasizing ethical and moral, value the arts and cultural activities as a means of personal growth.

Social Responsibility
With over three decades of existence, the Association de Oliveira Salgado for Education and Culture (ASOEC) is a supporter of educational institutions that believe in the democratization of education and quality study leads to thousands of students. One of his is maintained Salgado de Oliveira University (UNIVERSO), recognized as a "Citizen University." It develops a series of outreach activities with a focus on the improvement of community life. Besides contributing to the social values and programs developed in laboratories and clinical institutions give students the opportunity of citizenship, through a more thorough academic training, which strengthens the university's integration with the population. There is also the School of Application and Dom Helder Camara "Abelhinha School", both linked to the university. Beyond the Universe, the ASOEC keeps the Triangle University Center (UNITRI), which has a modern infrastructure and also serves the community.

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