University Estadual Paulista Information
University Estadual Paulista (Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho), also known as UNESP or the Sao Paulo State University, is a public university located in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Founded in 1976, it is headed by its rector, Herman Jacobus Cornelis Voorwald and is considered one of Brazil’s most distinguished multi-campus universities. It is the second largest university in Brazil and placed 5th in the ranking of most important universities in Latin America.
The university’s establishment in 1976 stems from efforts of the state to combine four academic institutions into one single university, patterned after the multi-campus system of the University of California. The 14 original campuses of UNESP include São Paulo, São José do Rio Preto, São José dos Campos, Rio Claro, Presidente Prudente, Marília, Jaboticabal, Ilha Solteiram, Guaratinguetá, Franca, Botucatu, Assis, Araraquara and Araçatuba. The university added one more campus, Bauru, in 1988, then the last 8 campuses were added in 2003.
Today, UNESP has 33 institutes and 23 campuses, offering 169 baccalaureate programs and 115 postgraduate degrees in fields like Dentistry, Chemistry, Economics, History, Biology, Engineering, Arts, Physics, Math, Nursing, Law, Business, Computer Science and Agriculture among others.
The Araçatuba campus is composed of the School of Dentistry, plus the institutes Oral Oncology Center and Dental Care Center for the Handicapped. At the Araraquara campus lies the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Letters and Science, School of Dentistry and Institute of Chemistry. Aside from the College of Letters and Sciences, the Assisi campus also houses the Centre for Documentation and Research Support.
The Bauru campus is composed of the College of Architecture, Arts and Communication and the Faculties of Science and Engineering.
The Botucatu campus houses the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, plus the Biosciences Institute.
The Franca campus has a Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Guaratinguetá and Ilha Solteira campuses both have a Faculty of Engineering.
The Jaboticabal campus has a Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, the Presidente Prudente campus holds the Faculty of Science and Technology, while the Marilia campus is composed of the Faculty of Science plus the Center for the Study of Health Education.
The Rio Claro campus does not have any faculties, but does house 2 institutes and 3 centers: the Biosciences Institute, Institute of Geosciences and Exact Sciences, Center for Environmental Studies, Center for the Study of Social Insects, and the Center for Environmental Analysis and Planning.
Located in Sao Jose do Rio Preto is the Institute of Biosciences, Language, and Sciences, while the Sao Jose dos Campos campus holds another School of Dentistry. The Arts Institute can be found in the Sao Paulo, same with the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Coordinator General of Libraries.
The other campuses of UNESP, Dracena, Itapeva, Ourimbah, Registro, Rosana, São Vicente, Sorocaba and Tupa are all experimental campuses.
Universidade Estadual Paulista Address
Rua Quirino de Andrade, 215
01049-010 São Paulo, SP
UNESP, Campus de Botucatu Map
University Estadual Paulista (UNESP) Rankings and Quick Facts
This Brazilian university is spread over 23 different campuses and caters to around forty eight thousand students. It is often referred to it’s abbreviated name of UNESP.
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
403 to 510
|America Rank (Jiaotong)||
165 to 197
|Students (Undergraduates / PG/ Total)||
|Faculty / Staff||
7140 / 3,315
|Number of foreign students (if known)||
Other well ranked universities and colleges in Central and South America include University of Buenos Aires, University of Sao Paulo, UNICAMP, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, University of Chile, and the National Autonomous University of Mexico.