Universidade Federal de Itajubá, Itajubá

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Universidade Federal de Itajubá
The Federal University of Itajubá, is a federal university located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is considered the first technological university and one of top ten engineering schools in Brazil. Extremelly reputable among brazilian engineering schools, it carries more than 100 years of tradition in teaching, with emphasis on Electrical Engineering – which is one the best research institutes on Power Systems field in Latin America – Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Automation and Control engineering and Computer Engineering.HistoryThe university was founded on November 23, 1913, as the Instituto Eletrotécnico e Mecânico de Itajubá . On April 16, 1968, the university changed its name to Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá . In 2002, it earned the title of University, and was renamed as Universidade Federal de Itajubá, by the Brazilian Law 10,435, approved by the former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The university is considered to be one of the best universities of Brazil, according to the ranks published by the Ministério da Educação e Cultura - MEC . It was elected in 2009 one of the top ten universities in Brazil by two different rankings, occupying the first position in one of them. In the IGC/2011 by MEC, the Itajubá Federal University obtained the grade 5, maximum, being among the best 27 higher-education colleges and among the top 10 universities of the country.


37500 Itajubá

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(35) 3929-1101


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