Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado

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Fundação Armanda Alvares Penteado
Established 1947
Type Private, non-profit
Chairman Celita Procopio de Carvalho
President Dr. Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon
Students 12,500
Undergraduates 8,000
Postgraduates 4,500
Location São Paulo, SP, Ribeirão Preto and São José dos Campos, São Paulo (state),  Brazil
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and white
Athletics LAACA
Mascot Gigi (the Giraffe)

Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (commonly referred to as FAAP) is a Brazilian higher education institution in Higienópolis, São Paulo, Brazil. It was founded in 1947, over the estate of Count Armando Alvares Penteado.

It is one of the most prestigious schools in Brazil, with a focus on arts and humanities, Dr. Penteado's major concerns, and on social communication courses. It is one of the leading institutions for Cinema (Film Studies), Rádio e TV (Media Radio & TV), Publicidade (Advertising) and in fields such as Relações Internacionais (International Relations) and Administração (Business Administration). It offers Bachelor degrees in Arts, Design, Fashion, Social Communication, Engineering, Law, Computer Science, International Relations, Economics and Business Administration. It also offers graduate courses.

The foundation is an important cultural center in São Paulo, housing one of the most eminent theaters in the city (Teatro FAAP) and the Museu de Arte Brasileira (Museum of Brazilian Art). FAAP has received important exhibits, most notably the exhibit "China: A Arte Imperial, A Arte do Cotidiano, A Arte Contemporânea", the "Treasures of the Czars" display (including some of the famous Fabergé eggs), and in 2011 an exhibit on Grace Kelly, "Os Anos Grace Kelly" (Grace Kelly Era), inaugurated by Prince Albert of Monaco.

Every semester the institution provides lectures from notable artists, politicians and economists. Notable guest speakers include George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Rubens Ricupero (also Director Faculty of Economics), Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Peter Mandelson among others.

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