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Universidade Estadual de Campinas (State University of Campinas), shortly Unicamp, is one of the public universities of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Its main campus is located in the Barão Geraldo district, 6 miles (10km) far from Campinas downtown, with additional campuses in Limeira and Piracicaba. Image File history File links Logotype State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1363x835, 254 KB) Summary Entrance of the UNICAMP main campus in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1363x835, 254 KB) Summary Entrance of the UNICAMP main campus in Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil. ... Western Illinois University A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctorate) in a variety of subjects. ... São Paulo is a state in Brazil. ... Barão Geraldo is a district of the municipality of Campinas, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. ... Government Country   State Brazil   São Paulo Geographical characteristics Area Total 797. ... Limeira is a city in the southeastern part state of São Paulo in Brazil. ... Piracicaba is a city located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. ...


Created in 1962 and physically installed in 1966, Unicamp's original goal was to promote science education in the industrial pole of São Paulo's interior region. As of 2004, the university had about 14,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate students, as well as 1,800 faculty. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Considered one of the best and most productive research (responsible for around 15% of all Brazilian research) and educational institutions in Latin America, Unicamp has courses, colleges and institutes of Medicine, Nursing, Speech therapy, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Biology, Physical Education, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics (Pure, Applied and Computational), Statistics, Computer Sciences, Engineering (Chemical, Food, Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Agricultural and Civil), Architecture, Geology, Economics, Arts, Music, Social Communication, Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, History and Social Sciences. It also runs two professional vocational high schools, COTUCA (in Campinas) and COTIL (in Limeira). Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. ... Nursing is a discipline focused on assisting individuals, families and communities in attaining, re-attaining and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Speech therapy is the corrective or rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting in difficulty with verbal communication. ... Bowl of Hygeia Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον = drug) is the profession charged with ensuring the safe use of medication. ... Radiographs (X-rays) can reveal if a person has cavities, bone disease or other abnormalities Dentistry is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures as it relates to human beings. ... Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Physical instruction at the U.S. Naval Training Station, Newport, RI, 1917 In most educational systems, physical education (PE), also called physical training (PT) or gym, is a course in the curriculum which utilizes the learning medium of large-muscle activities in a play or movement exploration setting. ... Chemistry (derived from alchemy) is the science of matter at or near the atomic scale. ... Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... A graph of a bell curve in a normal distribution showing statistics used in educational assessment, comparing various grading methods. ... Computer science (informally: CS or compsci) is, in its most general sense, the study of computation and information processing, both in hardware and in software. ... Bold text Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... Chemical engineering is the application of science, in particular chemistry, physics and mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms. ... This article treats electronics engineering as a subfield of electrical engineering, though this is not typical use in some areas. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The W16 engine from a Bugatti Veyron Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ... The Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. ... 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The Technical High School of Campinas (in Portuguese, Colégio Técnico de Campinas - COTUCA), maintained by the State University of Campinas, provides free of charge courses on Nursing, Computer Sciences, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering and Food Engineering. ... Students at Cotil. ...


Unicamp's teaching hospital is a major provider of public health care for the state. Unicamp also has a semi-independent structure of more than 20 interdisciplinary centers, labs and groups, such as the Center for Informatics in Education.

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Colleges and schools

  • Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (Medical Sciences)
  • Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (Dentistry)
  • Faculdade de Educação (Education)
  • Faculdade de Educação Física (Physical Education)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e da Computação (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia Química (Chemical Engineering)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (Food Engineering)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia Mecânica (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia Agrícola (Agricultural Engineering)
  • Faculdade de Engenharia Civil (Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism)
  • Instituto de Química (Chemistry)
  • Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (Physics)
  • Instituto de Biologia (Biology)
  • Instituto de Computação (Computer Science and Computer Engineering)
  • Instituto de Matemática, Estatística e Computação Científica (Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computing)
  • Instituto de Economia (Economy)
  • Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (Philosophy and Human Sciences)
  • Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (Languages)
  • Instituto de Artes (Arts)
  • Instituto de Geociências (Earth Sciences)
  • Centro Superior de Educação Tecnológica de Limeira (Technical Education)


Links to specific colleges and schools can be found here (in portuguese). Main buildings, Nov. ... This article needs translation. ... // About the Institute The Instituto de Computação, old DCC-IMECC, is the main unit of education and research of Unicamp on Computer Science and TI. A Historical Briefing The origins of the Institute retrace 1969 when Unicamp created a course of Bacharelado in Computer science. ...


Admission

The admission for undergraduate courses is based on an annual open concourse called vestibular. The only request to be filled is to have a complete high school course. Vestibular comprises two stages: the first one is accomplished in November, with a writing and a 12-question discursive test on Geography, Mathematics, Physics, History, Biology and Chemistry. Those who get the minimum scores accomplish the second stage in January, taking tests with 12 questions of each subject, two subjects a day: Portuguese (including Brazilian and Portuguese Literature) and Biology; Chemistry and History; Physics and Geography; Mathematics and English.Until 2005, the candidate had option to take a French test instead of English. Classes start in February or March. Vestibular is the primary and widespread system used by brazilian universities to select their students. ... High school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Chemistry (derived from alchemy) is the science of matter at or near the atomic scale. ... Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... Chemistry (derived from alchemy) is the science of matter at or near the atomic scale. ... For other senses of this word, see history (disambiguation). ... Physics (from the Greek, φυσικός (physikos), natural, and φύσις (physis), nature) is the science of the natural world, which deals with the fundamental constituents of the universe, the forces they exert on one another, and the results of these forces. ... Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


For graduate programs, the university applies tests, interviews and analysis of curricula.


Administration

As most Brazilian universities, Unicamp's administration is centralized on the figure of a rector. Unicamp rectors have a mandate of 4 years, and are chosen by the state governor from a list of 3 candidates. The candidate list is formed by the 3 most voted by the university community (staff, faculty and students), and the governor has always chosen the most voted candidate as rector. Zeferino Vaz, who drove the installation and establishment of the university, was the first rector and held the position for 12 years. The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ... Zeferino Vaz Zeferino Vaz (May 27, 1908 - February 19, 1981) conducted the construction, establishment and development of the Unicamp university, in the interior of the State of São Paulo, Brazil along the 1960s and 1970s. ...


List of Unicamp Rectors

Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz left the office early in 2005 to become the scientific director of the research funding agency FAPESP, and elections were anticipated to choose the new rector. Zeferino Vaz Zeferino Vaz (May 27, 1908 - February 19, 1981) conducted the construction, establishment and development of the Unicamp university, in the interior of the State of São Paulo, Brazil along the 1960s and 1970s. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... José Aristodemo Pinotti is a Brazilian physician, gynecological surgeon, university professor, scientific and educational leader and politician. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo, or FAPESP) is a public foundation located in São Paulo, Brazil, with the aim of providing grants, funds and programs to support research, education and innovation of...


Unicamp Honoris Causa Doctors

As of August, 2005 the University Council had granted 24 honoris causa doctorate in recognition of valuable contribution made to society by people through their scientific or humanitarian work. This is the full list of the granted people (the date in parentheses designates when the title was delivered). Honoris causa (plural: Causae) is a Latin term meaning for the sake of honor, abbreviated as . ...

The h.c doctorate of Luiz Heitor Correa de Azevedo has been approved on 18 July 1989 but as of August, 2005 had not been delivered. Oscar Niemeyer Oscar Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... César Lattes in 1987 Cesare Mansueto Giulio Lattes (b. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Peter Safar was an Austrian physician of Czech descent, born April 12, 1924 in Vienna (Austria), died August 2, 2003 in Mt. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Ernesto Sabato (born 1911 ) is an Argentine writer (of Italian and ethnic Arbëresh/Albanian descent). ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Celso Monteiro Furtado (1920 - November 20, 2004) was one of the most influential Brazilian economists, and the most influential leftist economist that Brazil has ever had. ... 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Some notable alumni and faculty

Along its history, many Unicamp students and faculty became notable in Science, Politics and Arts. This is a partial list of notable Unicamp people.

  • Aloízio Mercadante, economist and politician, senator.
  • Cassio Raposo do Amaral, plastic surgeon
  • César Lattes, experimental physicist, co-discoverer of the pi meson (pion)
  • Hélio de Oliveira Santos, physician, politician, current mayor of Campinas
  • José Aristodemo Pinotti, state secretary of health and of education, federal representative, scientific leader.
  • José Serra, student leader, politician, senator, former Minister of Health and former mayor of the city of São Paulo
  • Luiz Mott, noted anthropologist
  • Mário Schenberg, internationally recognized theoretical physicist
  • Paulo Freire, educator
  • Paulo Renato Costa Souza, economist, former Secretary of Education of São Paulo and Minister of Education
  • Rubem Alves, educator and writer
  • Rogério César de Cerqueira Leite, experimental physicist and scientific leader

Cassio Menezes Raposo do Amaral (b. ... César Lattes in 1987 Cesare Mansueto Giulio Lattes (b. ... In particle physics, a meson is a strongly interacting boson, that is, it is a hadron with integral spin. ... In particle physics, pion (short for pi meson) is the collective name for three subatomic particles: Ï€0, Ï€+ and π−. Pions are the lightest mesons and play an important role in explaining low-energy properties of the strong nuclear force. ... Hélio de Oliveira Santos is a physician graduated in the Medical School of the State University of Campinas, federal representative, and current mayor of the municipality of Campinas, state of São Paulo, Brazil, since January 2005. ... José Aristodemo Pinotti is a Brazilian physician, gynecological surgeon, university professor, scientific and educational leader and politician. ... José Serra Chirico is mayor of the biggest city in South Ameria, São Paulo, Brazil. ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... Luiz Luiz Roberto de Barros Mott (born May 6, 1946 in São Paulo, Brazil) is an anthropologist, a historian and one of the most notable gay civil rights activists in Brazil. ... See Anthropology. ... Mário Schenberg, (b. ... Paulo Freire (Recife, Brazil September 19, 1921 - São Paulo, Brazil May 2, 1997) was a Brazilian educator and influential theorist of education. ... Rubem Alves, Brazilian theologian, philosopher, educator, writer and psychoanalyst, was born on 15 September 1933, in Boa Esperança, Minas Gerais. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...

See also

The University of São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo, USP) is one of the three public universities funded by the State of São Paulo. ... The University which spans the whole State of São Paulo - UNESP RECTORY (São Paulo City) By its multicampus nature, UNESP promotes education, research and services to the community statewide. ...

External link

  • Unicamp's home page (In English)

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