Dom Bosco Catholic University

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Dom Bosco Catholic University
Universidade Católica Dom Bosco
Coat of arms of the university
Other name
Type Private, non-profit
Established November 24, 1961[1]
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Chancellor Dom Bosco
Rector José Marinoni
Vice rector Raffaele Lochi
Location Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Campus Urban
Colors Red and Blue          
Sports Football, poker, shot put, launching the disc, javelin, jump

The Dom Bosco Catholic University (Portuguese: Universidade Católica Dom Bosco, UCDB) is a private, non-profit Catholic university, located in Campo Grande, the capital of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, in Western Brazil. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Campo Grande.

The Salesian mission of Mato Grosso do Sul introduced the first center for higher education in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in 1961. Located in Campo Grande, the Dom Aquino School of Philosophy, Science and Letters, offered courses in pedagogy and literature, focused on training of educators, mentors, and change agents in society of the state. Gradually the Salesian Mission created new schools including the School of Law in 1965, the School of Economics, Management, and Accounting in 1970, and the School of Social Work in 1972. In subsequent years, courses were added in History, Geography, Science (Biology and Mathematics), Philosophy, and Psychology, and a Graduate School was opened.

Aiming to become a University, the Salesian Mission received approval from the Ministry of Education and Culture for the integration of the schools with a unified regimen of study.[2] On December 20, 1989, the Salesian Mission filed its Consultation Letter with the Federal Education Council, demanding recognition as a University under the name Dom Bosco Catholic University. The Consultation Letter was approved[3] on February 21, 1991. The university next would be monitored to ensure the maturation of its academic and administrative staff. On October 27, 1993 the monitoring period was completed and the schools became Dom Bosco Catholic University.[4][5]


  1. ^ Foundation Day
  2. ^ opinion No. 1.907/76, approved by the Federal Council of Education at its plenary session of June 6, 1965, judging the MEC Case No. 13.718/75 (cf Document, No. 175, p. 312-313)
  3. ^ Opinion No. 000113
  4. ^ UCDB - History
  5. ^ Ordinance No. 1547 of the Ministry of Education and Culture

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