Federal University for Latin American Integration

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Federal University for Latin American Integration
Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana
Other names
MottoUma Universidade Sem Fronteiras
Motto in English
A University without borders
EstablishedJanuary 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
EndowmentR$ 156.240.651,00 (2016)[1]
RectorGustavo Oliveira Vieira
Location, ,

The Federal University for Latin American Integration (Portuguese: Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-americana, UNILA) is a public university located in the Brazilian city of Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, at the tri-national border shared by Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. UNILA emphasises natural resources, social studies and language, international relations and areas considered important for development and regional integration.

UNILA is a bilingual university, where Portuguese and Spanish are used.


Luiz Inácio da Silva, Brazil's former president, proposed the University creation in 2007, however it was created only on January 12, 2010 on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

UNILA was the thirteenth university inaugurated by the Lula Government, and had its first class of 200 students among Brazilians, Paraguayans, Uruguayans and Argentines in August 2010, with an estimated investment of approximately 550 million reais, a portentous construction expected to end in 2014, with the architectural design of the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.

It is connected to the network of federal universities in Brazil. Its mission is to contribute to Latin American integration, with emphasis on Mercosur, through technical cooperation among universities, government agencies and international.




  • Biosciences
  • Neotropical Biodiversity
  • Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • History
  • Contemporary Latin American Integration
  • Latin American Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • International Relations

See also[edit]


  1. ^ UNILA. "UNILA em Números" (PDF). Retrieved 4 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 25°26′48″S 54°35′07″W / 25.44667°S 54.58528°W / -25.44667; -54.58528