Federal University of Itajubá

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Federal University of Itajubá
Universidade Federal da Itajubá
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Other names
UNIFEI
Former names
Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (EFEI)
Motto "Revelemo-nos mais por atos do que por palavras, dignos de possuir este grande país"
Type Public
Established November 23, 1913
Rector Dagoberto Alves de Almeida
Academic staff
462 (2016)
Administrative staff
338 (2009)
Undergraduates 7.676 (2016)
Postgraduates 1.042 (2016)
Location Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Campus Urban, approx. 3 km from the city centre
Website www.unifei.edu.br

The Federal University of Itajubá (Portuguese: Universidade Federal de Itajubá, UNIFEI; formerly known as the Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá, EFEI), is a federal university located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is considered the first technological university and one of top ten engineering schools in Brazil. Extremelly reputable among brazilian engineering schools, it carries more than 100 years of tradition in teaching, with emphasis on Electrical Engineering – which is one the best research institutes on Power Systems field in Latin America – Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Automation and Control engineering and Computer Engineering.

History[edit]

The university was founded on November 23, 1913, as the Instituto Eletrotécnico e Mecânico de Itajubá (IEMI; English: Electrotechnical and Mechanical Institute of Itajubá). On April 16, 1968, the university changed its name to Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (Itajubá Federal Engineering School). In 2002, it earned the title of University, and was renamed as Universidade Federal de Itajubá (Itajubá Federal University), by the Brazilian Law 10,435, approved by the former president, Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The university is considered to be one of the best universities of Brazil, according to the ranks published by the Ministério da Educação e Cultura - MEC (Culture and Education Ministry).[1][2] It was elected in 2009 one of the top ten universities in Brazil by two different rankings, occupying the first position in one of them.[3] In the IGC/2011 (College and Universities Evaluation) by MEC (Ministry of Education), the Itajubá Federal University obtained the grade 5, maximum, being among the best 27 higher-education colleges and among the top 10 universities of the country.[4][5]

Radio station[edit]

The university owns and operates its own AM radio station, called Rádio Universitária 1570 kHz (University Radio) ZYL-242, operating in the 1570 kHz band since early 1961.

International partnerships[6][edit]

Austria[edit]

  • Montanuniversitat Leoben

Belgium[edit]

  • Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut Condorcet

Bolivia[edit]

  • UAGRM - Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno

Canada[edit]

  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Windsor

Chile[edit]

  • Universidad de Talca

Colombia[edit]

  • Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Universidad Autónoma Del Caribe
  • Universidad Autónoma de Colombia
  • Universidad de La Costa
  • Universidad de Los Andes
  • Universidad de Santander

Cuba[edit]

  • Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría

Denmark[edit]

  • Aalborg University

France[edit]

  • ISAT - Institut Supérieur de l'Automobile et des Transports
  • ISAE - Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
  • ENSAM - École Nationale Superieure d'Arts et métiers
  • École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy
  • UTC - Université de Technologie de Compièngne
  • UTT - Université de Technologie de Troyes
  • ENSIAME - Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis
  • ENIM - École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Metz
  • ENIT - École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Tarbes
  • ENISE - École Nationale d'Ingénieurs Saint-Etienne
  • ENIB - École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest
  • Université de Technologie de Troyes
  • ENGEES - École Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg
  • Supinfo International University
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-Em-Yvelines
  • CNAM - Conservatoire National d'Arts et Métiers
  • Université d'Orleans
  • Cátedras Francesas
  • CentraleSupélec - Ecole Superieure D’ Eléctricite
  • ENSMA - École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d'Aérotechnique

Germany[edit]

India[edit]

  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Netherlands[edit]

  • TU Eindhoven - Universidade Tecnológica de Eindhoven

Portugal[edit]

  • Universidade do Algarve
  • INESC
  • Universidade de Lisboa
  • Universidades Lusíada
  • Universidade do Porto
  • INESC TEC - Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciência

South Korea[edit]

  • Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI)

Spain[edit]

  • Universidad de Granada
  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
  • Universidade Carlos III de Madrid

United States of America[edit]

  • Washington State University

Uruguay[edit]

  • Universidad de La República

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°24′46″S 45°26′58″W / 22.41278°S 45.44944°W / -22.41278; -45.44944