Universidade Candido Mendes

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Universidade Cândido Mendes is a private university located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1] It is Latin America's oldest private university.


It was founded in 1902,[2] thus being the oldest private university in Latin America,[3] by the Count Cândido Mendes de Almeida.[2] The university was renamed to Escola Técnica de Comércio Cândido Mendes in the 1950s.[2] The law school was created by Cândido Mendes de Almeida Júnior during that decade.[2] The university's research institute, named IUPERJ, or Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, was inaugurated in the 1960s.[2] The campi located in Ipanema, Campos dos Goytacazes and Nova Friburgo were inaugurated in the 1970s.[2]


  1. ^ PublishNews. "Universidade Cândido Mendes oferece pós em Literatura Infantojuvenil | PublishNews". PublishNews (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Apresentação" (in Portuguese). UCAM. Retrieved September 11, 2008.
  3. ^ "Quem Somos" (in Portuguese). CELF. Retrieved September 11, 2008.

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