Universidade Federal de Itajubá

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Universidade Federal de Itajubá
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Motto "Revelemo-nos mais por atos do que por palavras, dignos de possuir este grande país"
Established November 23, 1913
Type Public
Rector Dagoberto Alves de Almeida
Academic staff
257 (2009)
Administrative staff
338 (2009)
Undergraduates 2.285 (2009)
Postgraduates 374 (2009)
Location Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Campus Urban, approx. 3 km from the city centre
Website www.unifei.edu.br

The Universidade Federal de Itajubá (UNIFEI; English: Federal University of Itajubá), formerly known as the Escola Federal de Engenharia de Itajubá (EFEI; English: Federal Engineering School of Itajubá), is an important federal university located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. It 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, its name officially changed 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]

As been one of the first school of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, it is publicly recognized for its great quality especially of these two courses. An example of this recognition is that Brazil's Government created the Electrical Engineering Day at November 23.

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. [1] 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. [2] [3]

In 2010 the University started three new courses: Atmospheric Sciences (the second ever created in Brazil), Electronic Engineering and Materials Engineering.

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.

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Itajubá campus

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