University description (as per official university website)
MOTTO: "FAITH, SCIENCE AND EDUCATION".
The Institution St. Jude Thaddeus, press the formation of the human being, responsible for academic training, encouraging critical thinking and enterprising, the potentiation of talent, respecting differences and pledging to support the society in which it operates.
The year was 1946, the country, Brazil. Eurico Gaspar Dutra in power cut diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. His rule was marked by more than 60 strikes and intense repression of the labor movement. Conservative prohibits gambling and ordered the closure of casinos. Samba "Oh how I miss Amelia," by Ataulfo Alves, was the most heard on the radio.
The cultural and political landscape was so effervescent that nobody paid much attention when a young Hungarian immigrant, Elisa Alves Verinha Romak, set out to do a new school in Porto Alegre. It all started in the old quarter of Step Hose, now known as Christ the Redeemer, a narrow wooden building with only 12 students.
Elisa was slowly reaching your goals, always ensuring that above all, young people receive an education appropriate to their needs and abilities. The innovative spirit of our founder positively marked the gaucho, which now point to it as a standard of intellectual strength, resourcefulness, ability and determination.