University description (as per official university website)
The Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS) originated in 1962 with the creation of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Dentistry in Campo Grande, which would be the embryo of public higher education in the south of the then state of Mato Grosso.
On July 26, 1966, through Law No. 2620, these courses were absorbed with the creation of the Institute of Biological Sciences, Campo Grande, who reformed the previous structure, established departments and created the School of Medicine. In Corumbá, the State Government created in 1967, the Higher Institute of Pedagogy, and Pondicherry, the Institute for Humanities and Arts, thus expanding the network of higher education.
Integrating Institutes of Campo Grande, Corumbá and three lakes, the State Law No. 2947 of 16 September 1969, created the State University of Mato Grosso - UEMT. Shortly thereafter, the State Law No. 2,972, January 2, 1970, were created and incorporated to the Centers UEMT Pedagogical Corumbá, Pondicherry and Gold.
With the division of the state of Mato Grosso, was made possible federalization of the institution, which was renamed to the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, through the Federal Law No. 6674 of July 5, 1979.
Taking the campus of Campo Grande center of a hypothetical circle, the UFMS covers a wide geographical area, educational results within a radius of 500 km, reaching about one hundred municipalities and states and countries, including neighbors such as Paraguay and Bolivia, from where it originates from their students-covenant. Besides its headquarters in Campo Grande, UFMS has campuses in six cities, namely, Aquidauana, Corumbá, Cushion, Gold, and Paranaíba Three ponds, decentralizing education to meet the demand of various regions of the state. Aiming to overcome the critical goals of improving the teaching and encouragement of research and extension, the UFMS has been participating in the teaching and preservation of natural resources of the environment, especially the flora and fauna of the Pantanal, a region where it operates, and What motivates studies and ecological research in the institution.
1.2. History of the Campus of Dourados
Inaugurated on December 20, 1970, the then Educational Centre of Dourados, initially to house the course of Agronomy, began operating in February 1971, holding the first entrance exam for the courses in Arts and Social Studies (Degree Short). Classes began in April and the Centre had 10 (ten) teachers.
The expansion of course offerings at the Campus of Dourados - CPDO, occurred as follows:
1973 - implanted the course and the Course of History of Literature began to operate as a full degree;
1975 - created the Science course, a graduation short;
1978 - was set the course of Agronomy and Letters course started offering the qualification of literature;
1979 - was deployed in pedagogy courses that began operating as an extension of the existing course offering in Corumbá qualification in school administration;
1983 - was deployed in the course of Geography and a Bachelor Degree, the Bachelor's began offering the qualification of English and the Pedagogy of Teaching Matters Pedagogical skills of Grade 2 and School Supervision;
1986 - designed the course in Accounting Sciences and the Faculty of Education began offering a major in Educational Guidance;
1987 - was implemented mathematics courses;
1991 - was set the course of Biological Sciences and the Faculty of Education began offering the qualification for Teaching Kindergarten and Elementary School from Grade 1;
1996 - the course was implemented in systems analysis;
2000 - have been implanted with the courses of Medicine, Law and Administration;
1994 - Master in Agronomy was established;
1999 - was deployed a Masters in History;
2002 - was implemented Masters in Entomology and Biodiversity Conservation;
2002 - was implemented Masters degree in Geography;
2003 - was deployed a doctorate in agronomy.
With the creation of UFGD in 2006, the existing courses became part of the new institution.