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The State University of Campinas – Unicamp is a public university in the state of São Paulo, with campuses located in three cities: Campinas, Piracicaba and Limeira. Along with three other universities in São Paulo – University of São Paulo (USP), State University of São Paulo (Unesp) and Virtual University of the State of São Paulo (Univesp) – it is maintained by the state government, and is therefore free and open to the entire population of Brazil, in addition to receiving international students from all over the world as special and regular undergraduate and graduate students.

Since its founding, it has aimed to be an academic center of excellence, producing world-class basic and applied research, providing high-standard undergraduate and graduate education, and serving as a catalyst for economic and social development.

Unicamp appears in several international university rankings that classify it as one of the best universities in the world.

  • Second best university in the country, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 international ranking.
  • Third best Latin American university according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2022 international ranking .
  • Unicamp is among the 200 most prestigious universities in the world, according to THE World Reputation Rankings 2021.
  • Second most entrepreneurial university in the country in 2019.
  • Third place among the most sustainable universities in Brazil.

Keys to Sucess

  • Attraction of distinguished young faculty members by providing a suitable teaching environment and freedom of research.

  • Flexible institutional environment, sensitive and responsive to societal demands.

  • Balance between recruiting the best students and promoting social inclusion of students coming from the public school system and ethnic minorities.

  • Early immersion of undergraduate students in research projects (scientific initiation starting in the 2nd/3rd years).

  • Solid relationships between academic activities and innovation/entrepreneurship.

Unicamp in Numbers

6 Campuses:

Campinas - Barão Geraldo

Campinas - COTUCA

Limeira - (Campus I) - COTIL/FT/SAR

Limeira - (Campus II) - FCA

Paulínia - CPQBA

Piracicaba - FOP

24 Schools

4 Hospitals

21 Interdisciplinary Centers

2 Technical High Schools

30 Libraries

65 Undergraduate Academic Program

20,546 Students

159 Graduate Academic Programs

83 Master

72 Doctorate

4 Specializations

17,278 Students

2,429 Research lines

3,856 Sponsored Projects

20,596 Publications

727 Books

7,311 Articles in Journals

5,701 Articles Indexed (Web of Science)

5936 Articles Indexed (SCOPUS)


1749 Faculty

6,977 Non-faculty

99% Faculty with Doctorate Degree
298 foreign students enrolled in Undergraduate, from 50 countries
908 foreign students enrolled in Graduate Studies
171 Unicamp students on exchange abroad