Jesuit School of Philosophy and Theology

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Jesuit School of Philosophy and Theology
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Established1982; 38 years ago (1982)
RectorÁlvaro Mendonça Pimentel, SJ

The Jesuit School of Philosophy and Theology (FAJE) is a private Jesuit college located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy and theology. According to the General Course Index for the three-year period from 2009 to 2011, FAJE was considered the fifth best private college of higher education in Brazil, receiving a 5 on a scale from 1 to 5.[1]


The Jesuit School of Philosophy and Theology offers two undergraduate courses, philosophy and theology, and two graduate courses, philosophy (master's degree) and theology (master's degree and doctorate). Theology is also offered as a specialization course.


FAJE is maintained by the civil nonprofit and philanthropic Jesuit Education Association and Social Assistance (AJEAS) based in Belo Horizonte, through its subsidiary, the Vocational Technical Institute of St. Ignatius. It grew out of the Faculty of Philosophy created in 1941 in Nova Friburgo and was transferred to São Paulo in 1966, then to Rio de Janeiro in 1975 and finally to Belo Horizonte in 1982. The Faculty of Theology was founded in São Leopoldo in 1949, where it remained until being moved to Belo Horizonte, forming with the Faculty of Philosophy a single educational center for Jesuits from both Brazil and abroad. It is also open to students of the diocesan clergy, religious congregations, and lay men and women. The Vatican Congregation for Catholic Education approved on 5 December 1983 the Statutes of the CES for four years and on 25 July 1989 definitively ratified its approval.[2]


  1. ^ DTI, Secretarias de Educaocao Superiro requisitou a Celula A da Diretoria de Tecnologia da Informacao e Comunicacao (DTI), Ministerio da Educacao -. "e-MEC - Sistema de Regulação do Ensino Superior". Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  2. ^ "Portal FAJE". Retrieved 2017-10-17.

Coordinates: 19°50′18.82″S 43°57′8.38″W / 19.8385611°S 43.9523278°W / -19.8385611; -43.9523278