The University

Entrance to the University of Campinas
Entrance to the University of Campinas

The university of campinas is a public university funded by the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Established in 1966 in the city of Campinas, with the goal of becoming 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.

  • Top Brazilian university in number of published articles per faculty member.
  • ≈ 8% of scientific articles indexed in Brazil includes an author or co-author of Campinas Responsible for ~15% of Brazil´s Academic Research
  • 46% of its graduate courses were ranked by CAPES/MEC as top grades (against Brazil´s average of 12%)
  • Top Brazilian university in number of patents/licensed patents.
  • 1st in Latin America
  • 28th among BRICS universities

Keys to success

  • 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.

Institutional video – Unicamp