Ceará State University

The Ceará State University (Portuguese: Universidade Estadual do Ceará, UECE) is a public university in the Brazilian state of Ceará. It is the second largest university in Ceará and the eighth best state university in Brazil.

Ceará State University
Universidade Estadual do Ceará
Brasão da UECE.png
Other name
Lumen ad Viam
Motto in English
Illumination for your way
Established1975 (1975)
EndowmentR$52.300.321,00 (2005)
ChancellorJosé Jackson Coelho Sampaio
Academic staff
812 (2013)
Administrative staff
357 (2013)
Students21.653 (2013)[1]
Postgraduates3.515 (2013)
407 (2013)
Location, ,

Established in 1975 by the Act No. 9.753 which authorizes the State Executive Branch to create Ceará State Educational Foundation (FUNEDUCE), UECE is the largest state university of Ceará. It is involved in teaching, research and science outreach in many areas of knowledge. Its structure consists of a network of campuses that privileges the courses aimed at the training of teachers. The undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Accounting and Psychology are among the best in the country according to Students Performance National Exam (Enade).

It has ten campuses, two of them in Fortaleza[2] (the main campus is called Campus do Itaperi). The other campuses are in the cities of Quixadá, Itapipoca, Crateús, Limoeiro do Norte, Iguatu, Tauá and Pacoti.

Undergraduate programsEdit

Biological Sciences

Exact Sciences



Centers, Schools and InstitutesEdit

Center for Humanities (CH)
Center for Education (CED)
Center for Applied Social Studies (CESA)
Center for Health Sciences (CCS)
Center for Science and Technology (CCT)
School of Veterinary Medicine (FAVET)
Don Aureliano Matos School of Philosophy (FAFIDAM)
Education School of Itapipoca (FACEDI)
Education School of Crateús (FAEC)
Education, Science and Letters School of Central Sertão (FECLESC)
Education, Science and Letters School of Iguatu (FECLI)
Education, Science and Letters School of Inhamuns (CECITEC)
Institute of Biomedical Sciences


Dean of Undergraduate (PROGRAD)
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research (PROPGPQ)
Dean of Science Outreach (PROEX)
Dean of Student Policies (PRAE)
Dean of Management (PROAD)
Dean of Planning (PROPLAN)


Board of Directors (CD)
University Council (CONSU)
Council of Teaching, Research and Science Outreach (CEPE)


Prof. Antônio Martins Filho Library
Center of Humanities Library
Prof. Paulo de Melo Petrola Library
Canon Misael Alves de Sousa Library
Education School of Crateús Library
Raquel de Queiroz Library
Humberto Teixeira Library
Education, Science and Letters School of Inhamuns Library

Other facilitiesEdit

University Restaurant (RU)
UECE Publisher (EdUECE)
Executive Committee of Admission (CEV)


  1. ^ http://www.uece.br/uece/dmdocuments/UECE_Numeros_2013_1.pdf
  2. ^ "Onde estamos". uece.br. Retrieved 6 July 2010.

External linksEdit