Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro

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Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca
Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca
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Other name
Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro
Former name
Escola Técnica Nacional; Escola Normal de Artes e Ofícios Wenceslau Brás
Motto Um olhar para o futuro: Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Motto in English
A look to the future: Federal Technological University of Rio de Janeiro
Type Public university system, Federal
Established 1917
Affiliation Ministry of Education
Endowment 321.044.301,00 (Treasure Union in 2016)[1]
Chancellor Carlos Henrique Figueiredo Alves
Vice-Chancellor Mauricio Motta
Students 10 523
Location Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (state), Brazil
Campus 8 campuses: Maracanã, Maria da Graça, Nova Iguaçu, Valença, Petrópolis, Itaguaí, Angra dos Reis and Nova Friburgo
Colors Blue, White and Gray (yellow occasionally)
Website www.cefet-rj.br
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The Federal Center for Technological Education "Celso Suckow da Fonseca", also known as Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca or Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica do Rio de Janeiro, CEFET/RJ) is one of the most traditional Brazilian federal educational institution subordinated to the Brazilian Ministry of Education. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate level courses in addition to its sought-after technical high school courses.

The school's education is focused in the engineering fields of mechanics, information technology, electronics, telecommunication, metallurgy, petrochemical and electrical.

Its multicampus headquarters is in Maracanã with an additional campus in the Rio de Janeiro suburb of Maria da Graça, and several other campus in different cities of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The history of CEFET/RJ[edit]

Getúlio Vargas

In Brazil, the Federal Centers of Technical Education (CEFETs) reflect an evolution of a kind of educational institution that in the 20th century helped to industrialize the country. The history of these centers is connected to the origin of professional education in Brazil going back to 1909 when President Nilo Peçanha mandated the creation of the apprenticeship Schools in every Brazilian state capital vis-à-vis providing free elementary and professional education.

CEFET RJ Front Entrance (Maracanã Ave) Circa 1979 - Taken with a Polaroid Instant Camera

The institution we know as CEFET/RJ started in 1917 as the Escola Normal de Artes e Ofícios Wenceslau Brás. In 1919 the school moved under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. After the reformulation of the Ministry of Education in 1937 it became part of the network of professionalizing schools maintained by the Federal Government.

The school was also known as:
Escola Tecnica Nacional, Escola Tecnica Federal da Guanabara (1965)
Escola Tecnica Federal Celso Suckow da Fonseca (in 1967, as a posthumous homage to its first director)
Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca (1978)

Academics[edit]

Technical Courses[edit]

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

Post-Graduation Courses[edit]

There are 15 post-graduation courses, being 7 lato sensu (specialization) and 8 stricto sensu (master's and doctor's degrees).

Panoramic View

Campuses[edit]

The CEFET/RJ have 8 Campuses in 7 different cities in the Rio de Janeiro State.

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Coordinates: 22°54′43″S 43°13′28″W / 22.91205°S 43.22452°W / -22.91205; -43.22452