Federal University of São Paulo

The Federal University of São Paulo (Portuguese: Universidade Federal de São Paulo, UNIFESP) is a public university in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

Federal University of São Paulo
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
Other names
TypePublic university
EstablishedJune 1, 1933
BudgetR$ 626.924.941,83 (2013)
RectorNelson Sass
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Until 2005, UNIFESP was exclusively for Health Sciences, but after that year the university became multisubject due to Brazilian Federal Government's University Reform Program (REUNI). Now, the university has six campuses, the oldest in Vila Clementino, in São Paulo (Health) and four more in Guarulhos (Humanities area), Diadema (Science, Engineering and related), Santos (Health, Marine Sciences), São José dos Campos (Computational and Engineering fields) and Osasco (Business and related). New campus is planned in Santo Amaro, a district of (São Paulo).

Despite the recent expansion, UNIFESP is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the country, attracting students from all over Brazil and neighboring countries.

Courses offered


Campus Vila Clementino (São Paulo) - founded in 1933 as Paulista School of Medicine

Campus Baixada Santista - founded in 2006

Campus Guarulhos - founded in 2007

Campus Diadema - founded in 2007

Campus São José dos Campos - founded in 2007

Campus Osasco - founded in 2011

See also




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