University description (as per official university website)
It started with the need to train professionals in education, with this, we created the School of Teacher Education of Vitória de Santo Antao. By Opinion No. 49/72 of June 8, 1972 / EEC / PE was granted the operation of the undergraduate courses of short duration in the Faculty: Science, Social Studies and Humanities, with 60 openings per semester course. This opinion was approved by Resolution 07/72 of 14 June 1972, the State Board of Education of the State of Pernambuco.
By Ministerial Decree No. 350 of May 15, 1981, published in the Official Gazette on May 20, 1981, was awarded the recognition of degrees in Social Studies and Science.
By Ministerial Decree No. 416 of July 3, 1981, published in the Official Gazette on July 7, 1981, was granted recognition of Bachelor's.
We then began the process to plenificação courses. Through the Ministerial Decree No. 486 of December 4, 1986, was awarded through the conversion of plenificação Full Degree courses in Science, major in Biology and Math and Literature, with specialization in Portuguese and English. The Ministerial Decree of May 4, 1987, authorized the conversion route of travel plenificação Social Studies Full Degree, major in History and Geography.
It was granted recognition of these plenificações through ministerial decrees No. 1759 of September 27, 1991, for the Bachelor's, No. 1785 of September 26, 1991, for courses of Social Studies and Science, published respectively in the Gazette on days 25 and 27 September 1991.
In 1998, with new trends in the Education System, was established more than one teaching unit, this time the College of Education with specialization in School Administration and Educational Guidance, approved by Ministerial Decree No 893 of 06.21.1999 which will train professionals education, aware of the Brazilian reality with a theoretical foundation coupled with technical and political competence, capable of not only transmitting knowledge, but to create or reformulate scientific knowledge, as well as conducting research and join the community so to enable a transformation towards modernity.
With the emergence of the new unit of Education, Faculty of Pedagogy of Victoria, was institutionalized a Superior, which integrates all the units, it currently brings together the courses of Bachelor of Tourism and Management. We then created the FAINTVISA - INTEGRATED COLLEGES OF VICTORY OF ST ANTONY recognized by decree No. 1865 of July 3, 2003 as a member institution of the Federal Education. Fall on them, too, the courses of the Executive Secretariat and Pharmacy. Today the FAINTVISA are fully aware of its noble mission and duty is to prepare citizens to promote a just society where democracy is perpetuated in all its fullness.
We work to educate and train highly qualified people, citizens and responsible citizens, able to meet the needs of all aspects of human activity, offering relevant qualifications, including professional training, which combine theoretical and practical knowledge through high-level courses and programs that adapt to constantly present and future needs of society.
For this, we stimulate the creation and development of cultural and scientific spirit of reflective thinking through the research work and scientific research aimed at developing science and technology and the creation and dissemination of culture and thus develop understanding of man and the environment in which they live.
All this without neglecting the ethical training of professionals in different courses and areas of knowledge, development of intellectual autonomy and critical thinking, committed to ongoing training, with its insertion in the process of socio-politico-cultural and economic the country and, in particular the city of St. Anthony's victory, his area of geo-economic influence throughout the region and the Northeast, providing solidarieade as a way of maintaining the spirit of brotherhood among men.