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Universidade da Região de Joinville
Joinville, Brazil


University description (as per official university website)

The Educacional Institution of Joinville Region - FURJ is an entity of private duty, nonprofit teaching, with didactic-scientific, administrative, financial and disciplinary autonomy, exercised in the law form and its statutes, maintainer of the University of Joinville Region - Univille.

Univille is an institution concerned with the knowledge construction of its students and is prepared to make the process of learning more efficient within a modern conception of education that values social interest, respects the individual differences and promotes collective actions and interdisciplinary projects, in a world characterized by the enriching coexistence of cultural diversity.

1967 – The Teaching Foundation of Joinville (Fundação Joinvilense de Ensino – FUNDAJE is created the by the Municipal Act Nº 871/1967.

1968 - The Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters is created.

1967 - The Faculty of Economics, considered a pioneer in higher education in the city is incorporated.

1971 - The name FUNDAJE is changed to Universitarian Foundation of the North of Santa Catarina (Fundação Universitária do Norte Catarinense) - FUNC and the Faculties of Business Administration and Accounting of Sciences are created. Also that year, the Higher Education School of Physical Education and Sports was created.

1975 - All units of FUNC are transferred to the current Universitarian Campus, in Bom Retiro distric.

1977 – The FUNC units constitute from this period on the Fundação Educacional da Região de Joinville – FURJ, legalized by the Municipal Law Nº 1423/1975. Also this year. The Colégio de Aplicação, currently Colégio da Univille, which adopts innovative methods in elementary and high school education it created.

1983 – According to request of the local community, FURJ extends its field of expertise while providing the course of Business Administration in São Bento do Sul.

1989 - Meetings are held with communitarian leaders in the economical and political areas of the municipal district and leaders of the institution's academic community, in order to review the Institutional Project of FURJ. Then the group "Rumo à Universidade” (“Towards the University"), with the task of elaborating an educational proposal that would enable the transformation of FURJ in a university, is created.

1990 - A university profile considered appropriate to the micro region whose characteristics point to "an original University, small and in accordance with the needs of the region” arises. In March this year, the Consultancy Letter for the transformation of FURJ in Univille is recorded at the Federal Council of Education.

1991 –The Federal Commission for Monitoring the Project Univille is installed.

1992 - The Consultancy Letter is reformulated and again recorded in at the State Council of Education, contemplating the interdisciplinary vision of science, based on the critical holism, in view of the ecological world, entered and shared in teaching, research and extension and, therefore spread in all segments and in the entire scope of the new university.

1993 - The Monitoring Commission is transferred to the State Council of Education, in the face of the new legislation. Also in that year the campus of São Bento do Sul is officially installed. .

1995 - The State Council of Education adopted, unanimously, the transformation of FURJ in University of Joinville Region - Univille

1996 - On August 14th the Presidential Decree of Accreditation of Universidade da Região de Joinville – Univille is signed, and published in the Diário Oficial da União.

1998 - Inauguration of the headquarters of Campus São Bento do Sul.

2001 - The State Council of Education renews the accreditation of the University through Decree Nº. 2.658/2001.

2004 –The São Francisco do Sul Unit is created.
2006 - The activities of Colégio de Ensino Médio da Univille in São Bento do Sul begins.

Promote the formation of citizens committed with the society and to contribute for the sustainable development, working in education, research and extension.

We want to be reference as a University that is innovative, sustainable, accessible and committed with the society, with focus on teaching, research and extension.

In order to always promote excellence in quality of teaching, Univille has as values and principles:

We believe that the performance of the institution depends on the competence, motivation, welfare, democratic participation and personal development of everyone.

We want an ethical and transparent relationship with the internal and external community, respecting the diversity.

We seek to be and graduate professionals in continuous transformation contributing in the increase of the ability of the society change.

• Producing and disseminating scientific, technological, cultural and artistic knowledge for the social benefit.
• Innovating, with responsibility, in order to expand the accessibility and permanence of the student in the institution.
• Undertaking actions of management seeking a better quality of life at work.
• Integrating new concepts and technologies for the process of teaching, research and extension.
• Developing and improving the critical, investigative and interactive spirit with the internal and external communities.

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