Federal University of Pernambuco

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Not to be confused with University of Pernambuco.
Federal University of Pernambuco
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Brasão da UFPE.png
Other names
UFPE
Motto Virtus Impavida
Motto in English
Fearless Virtue
Type Public
Established 1946 (Law School or Faculty of Law dates from 1827)
Rector Anisio Brasileiro
Administrative staff
1,670 academic, technical 9,400
Students 43,375
Undergraduates 30,678 (63 academic degree)
Postgraduates 12,697 (175 postgrad/43 PhD programs)
Location Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
8°3′6″S 34°57′3″W / 8.05167°S 34.95083°W / -8.05167; -34.95083Coordinates: 8°3′6″S 34°57′3″W / 8.05167°S 34.95083°W / -8.05167; -34.95083
Campus Urban, 354.909 m square
Colors Crimson      Cream     
Website official site

Federal University of Pernambuco[1] (Portuguese: Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, UFPE) is a public university located in Recife, Brazil, established in 1946. UFPE has 70 undergraduate courses and 175 postgraduate courses. As of 2007, UFPE had 35,000 students and 2,000 professors. The university has three campuses: Recife, Vitória de Santo Antão, and Caruaru. Its main campus, or "Cidade Universitária", has 10 centers in 149 hectares. It is located in the west part of Recife, in the Várzea neighborhood. The Law School or Faculty of Law is located downtown.

UFPE ranks among the top Brazilian universities, being the ninth university both in size and scientific production, and the seventh among the federal institutes. UFPE's Center for Exact and Natural Sciences is consistently the strongest in research production in the university. CAPES ratings are Physics Department (rating 7/7), the Center of Informatics (rating 6/7) and the Chemistry Department (rating 6/7).[2]

UFPE has been elected twice as the best university of north and northeast Brazil by Guia do Estudante (a national university ranking magazine) and Banco Real (ABN AMRO).

Each year over 6,000 seats are offered in a competitive entry exam (Vestibular). The median and average competition rate is of about 10 applicants for each seat.

History[edit]

The Faculty of Law of Olinda can be considered UFPE's precursor, created by emperor Dom Pedro I's decreet, being considered along with the Faculty of Law of USP (created in the same day), the two oldest schools of law in the country. Afterwards, the faculty was transferred to Recife, changing its name to Faculty of Law of Recife; in 1895 the School of Engineering of Pernambuco also started to function. These two faculties/free schools, and those of Medicine (1927), Philosophy currently known as Faculdade Frassinetti do Recife - FAFIRE (1941) and Belas Artes (1932), became the base courses to UFPE's formation.

On 11 August 1946, the University of Recife was created, one of the first university centers of the North and Northeast of Brazil.

In 1948, the construction of the university's campus starts. The discussion about the construction's site started a year before that. Between the cogitated places were terrains in the neighborhoods of Joana Bezerra, Santo Amaro and Ibura, the Faculty of Law's area, in Recife's centre; and a lot in Várzea, the same place where the Engenho do Meio functioned before and where the university is located nowadays. This choice was made in function of a project to the construction of an avenue in the place. Climatic conditions and the topography of the terrain were also considered.

The resources given in the acquisition and implantation of the university's campus were provenient of the state's government, that allocated 0,10% of sale taxes and consignations to the project's edification. The first buildings to be built on campus were the vivarium, a space dedicated to animal farming, that used to be located in the area which nowadays the Department of Nutrition and the Center of Health Sciences are located. The campus architetonic project's conception was made by a Venezian architect named Mário Russo.

In 1965, the University of Recife became the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), authority tied to MEC.

University's Campi[edit]

Federal University of Pernambuco's Faculty of Law

Campus Reitor Joaquim Amazonas (Recife)[edit]

UFPE has an urban campus of research in Cidade Universitária (west zone of Recife) with an area of 149 hectares, officially named Campus Universitário Reitor Joaquim Amazonas.

The central administration is located in the campus, along with nine of the ten academic centers headquartered in Recife, sixty seven departments, the Colégio de Aplicação, the Central Library, ten sectorial libraries, the Center of Information Technology, the University's Publisher, the Center of Physical Education and Sports, the Center of Hospitality and Tourism, Keizo Azami's Immunopathology Laboratory and the Hospital das Clínicas. It also holds the Centro de Convenções and Concha Acústica. Between UFPE's natural areas, the main one is the Cavouco stream.

The Center of Juridic Sciences (Faculty of Law of Recife), the Center of Juridic Practices, the Center of Continued Education, the Center of Radio and Television, the Pernambuco's Memorial of Medicine and Benfica's Cultural Center are all located in Recife's centre.

Campus of Caruaru[edit]

Headquartering the Academic Center of Agreste, that in its first years functioned provisionally in the Commercial Polo of Caruaru, holds classrooms, a library, an informatics lab and courses' coordinations.

In 2009, the Academic Center of Agreste had all of its activities transferred to the definitive campus.

Courses

The Academic Center of Agreste offers 11 courses.

  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economic Sciences
  • Design
  • Social Communication
  • Civil Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Physics (licenciature)
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry (licenciature)
  • Pedagogy

Campus of Vitória[edit]

The Academic Center of Vitória, headquartered in Vitória de Santo Antão, functions in installations donated by the Town Hall, an old building from 1927, that held a hospital and an agrotechnic school, divided in three blocks: an administrative block (Tabocas) and two blocks dedicated to education (Pirituba and Bela Vista).

Courses

  • Biological Sciences (licenciature)
  • Physical Education (licenciature and bachelor's degree)
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Collective Health

Courses[edit]

UFPE offers more than 90 undergraduate courses and 198 post-graduate courses, with about 40,000 students and 2,000 professors.

UFPE's first post-graduate courses were created in 1967. Since then, there's been a quantitative and qualitative evolution. Of the four initial masters degrees (Mathematics, Biochemistry, Economy and Sociology), the university currently has 71, 45 doctorates and 64 specialization courses, in the areas of Human Sciences, Literature and Arts; of Technology, Exact and Natural Sciences, Biological Sciences and Health Sciences.

Undergraduate Masters PhD
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts
  • Biblioteconomy
  • Biomedicine
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Biological Sciences (bachelor's degree)
  • Biological Sciences - Ambiental Sciences
  • Biological Sciences (licenciature)
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences (bachelor's degree)
  • Social Sciences (licenciature)
  • Cinema
  • Social Communication - Journalism
  • Social Communication - Publicity
  • Social Communication - Radio and TV
  • Dance (licenciature)
  • Design
  • Law
  • Economic Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Nursing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cartographic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Mines Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Automation and Control Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Naval Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Graphical Expression (licenciature)
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics (bachelor's degree and licenciature)
  • Physiotherapy
  • Phonoaudiology
  • Geography (bachelor's degree and licenciature)
  • Geology
  • Information's Management
  • History
  • Hospitality
  • Literature
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Museology
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Odontology
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Collective Health
  • Secretariate
  • Social Services
  • Information Systems
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Theater
  • Tourism
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Pathological Anatomy
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Visual Arts
  • Animal Biology
  • Fungus Biology
  • Vegetal Biology
  • Biochemistry and Physiology
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • Political Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Geodesical Sciences and Technologies of the Geoinformation
  • Surgery
  • Communication
  • Urban Development
  • Design
  • Law
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Mathematical and Technological education
  • Civil Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mineral Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • Geography
  • Management and Ambiental Policies
  • Public Management for Northeast's development
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Energetic and Nuclear Technologies
  • Neuropsychiatry and the Science of Behavior
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Odontology
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Collective Health
  • Children and Adolescents' Health
  • Adult and Elderly's Health
  • Sociology
  • Social Services
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Animal Biology
  • Fungus Biology
  • Vegetal Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Materials Science
  • Political Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Surgery
  • Urban Development
  • Design
  • Law
  • Education
  • Economy
  • Civil Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Phylosophy
  • Physics
  • Genetics
  • Geosciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Computing Mathematics
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Neuropsychiatry and the Science of Behavior
  • Nutrition
  • Oceanography
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Children and Adolescents' Health
  • Sociology
  • Social Services

Structure[edit]

UFPE is divided in centers, where the departments are located, counting with supplementary organs for administrative, cultural and academical support.

Centers[edit]

Centers Departments
Academical Center of Agreste (CAA)
  • Center of Design
  • Center of Management
  • Center of Teachers
  • Center of Technology
Arts and Communication (CAC)
  • Architecture
  • Informational Sciences
  • Social Communications
  • Design
  • Graphical Expression
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theory of Art and Artistical Expression
Academical Center of Vitória (CAV)
  • Center of Nursing
  • Center of Nutrition
  • Center of Licenciature in Biological Sciences
  • Center of Physical Education and Sports
  • Center of Research and Extension
Biological Sciences (CCB)
  • Antibiotics
  • Human Anatomy
  • Biophysics and Radiobiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botanics
  • Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Genetics
  • Histology and Embriology
  • Micology
  • Zoology
Exact and Natural Sciences (CCEN)
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Fundamental Chemistry
Juridical Sciences (CCJ) (Faculty of Law of Recife)
  • General Public and Processual Law
  • Specialized Public Law
  • General Theory of Law and Private Law
Applied Social Sciences (CCSA)
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Sciences
  • Economy
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Secretariate
  • Social Services
Health Sciences (CCS)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Surgery
  • Odontology
  • Physical Education
  • Nursing
  • Phonoaudiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Occupational Therapy
Education (CE)
  • School Administration and Educational Planning
  • Social-Phylosophic Fundamentals of Education
  • Methods and Techniques of Teaching
  • Psychology and Educational Coaching
Philosophy and Human Sciences (CFCH)
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Phylosphy
  • History
  • Psychology
Informatics (CIn)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
Technology and Geosciences (CTG)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cartographic Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Mines Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Automation and Control Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Naval Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Industrial Chemistry

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