Federal University of Viçosa
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Universidade Federal de Viçosa
|Motto||Ediscere, Scire, Agere, Vincere (Study, Know, Act, Win)|
|Established||March 30, 1922|
|Budget||R$ 823,694,380.56 (2016)|
|Rector||Nilda de Fátima Ferreira Soares|
The Federal University of Viçosa (UFV; Portuguese: Universidade Federal de Viçosa, spelled with a c-cedilla) is a Federal University with the main campus located in the city of Viçosa, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
The university began as the Higher College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science created in 1922 but with classes only beginning in 1927. In 1948 it was transformed into the Rural University of Minas Gerais. It was federalized in 1969 with its present name.
This institution is a prestigious university in Brazil. UFV offers 47 different undergrad courses in many areas, including engineering, agronomy, medicine, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, and other areas related to science. The university has a very reputed Graduate School as well, offering 36 Master's degree programs and 24 for at PhD level.
The university has begun multiple exchange programs with the southern U.S. states of Florida and Georgia. The programs send a Brazilian student to the University of Florida or the University of Georgia for each U.S. student sent to the Universidade Federal de Viçosa. There is also an exchange program with the Netherlands "Living Lab Biobased Brazil" which is an exchange program between universities of applied science in the Netherlands and multiple universities in Brazil.
UFV is recognized mainly by agrarian and exact sciences, recognized by the MEC (Ministry of Education, Portuguese: Ministério da Educação) as the 6th best university in Brazil based on the ENADE (National Student Performance Exam, Portuguese: Exame Nacional de Desempenho dos Estudantes) 2014 exam. It is considered one of the best universities in Brazil, and in the General Index of Institution Courses (IGC) made by the Ministry of Education in 2009 was elected the 2nd best in Brazil and the 1st in the state of Minas Gerais.
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