Minas Gerais State University

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State University of Minas Gerais
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais
UEMG.jpg
Other name
UEMG
Type Public University
Established 1989
Rector Dijon de Moraes Junior
Administrative staff
1,418 (2004)
Undergraduates 21,677 (2004)
Postgraduates 1,331 (2004)
Location Belo Horizonte
Barbacena
Carangola
Diamantina
Frutal
Ibirité
João Monlevade
Lavras
Passos
Poços de Caldas
Ubá
, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Website www.uemg.br

The State University of Minas Gerais. (Portuguese: Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, UEMG) is an brazilian public university. It is the 3° largest university in the state of Minas Gerais, second only to the Federal University of Minas Gerais and the Federal University of Uberlândia. It was founded in 1989 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Besides Belo Horizonte, its campuses are distributed across several cities in the Minas Gerais states.

History[edit]

UEMG was founded by a regulation from Minas Gerais state constitution from 1989. which allowed the independent institutions of higher education owned by the state government to collaborate, or to be absorved as UEMG's campi. Those institutions were the following:

  • Fundação Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Carangola
  • Fundação Educacional do Vale do Jequitinhonha
  • Fundação de Ensino Superior de Passos Visite o Portal FESP
  • Fundação Educacional de Lavras
  • Fundação de Ensino e Pesquisa do Sul de Minas
  • Fundação Educacional de Divinópolis
  • Fundação Educacional de Patos de Minas
  • Fundação Educacional de Ituiutaba
  • Fundação Cultural Campanha da Princesa

In addition to the institutions owned by the Minas Gerais state, the following public institutions were also incorporated:

  • Fundação Mineira de Arte Aleijadinho (FUMA)
  • Fundação Escola Guignard
  • Curso de Pedagogia - Instituto de Educação
  • Serviço de Orientação e Seleção Profissional
Carangola

Coordinates: 19°52′30″S 43°58′12″W / 19.8751°S 43.9700°W / -19.8751; -43.9700