Welcome to the University of Fortaleza. Located in Brazil´s Northeast, Fortaleza is the Brazilian coastal city with most sunny days throughout the year. Unifor, one of Brazil´s top institution for education and scientific production, has been offering the best conditions for teaching and learning since its foundation. With a modern infrastructure, we gladly host students from all over the world.
Unifor offers some courses taught in English. Most of them, so far, are located in the Business field. They may vary from semester to semester so it is important to contact International Office for an updated list.
International students may choose a mix of courses taught in Portuguese and English. They can also attend Portuguese courses as a Foreign Language I and II along the semesters.
The academic exchange program brings together students from the University of Fortaleza and other universities all around the world. They get to know each other, study together and exchange experiences. Unifor also offers some courses in English which facilitates the first semester of study in Brazil.
STRUCTURE OF EXCELLENCE
Spread out in an extensive campus of 720 thousand square meters, the University of Fortaleza has auditoriums, library, theater, audio-video rooms, laboratories, sports park, healthcare center, cultural space, student center, legal practice office, research centers and different university extension centers.
WHERE PROJECTS TAKE SHAPE
Once admitted to Unifor, students are faced with many options which vary from research programs and monitoring program to arts, sports and social activities. Unifor encourages students to discover their different talents. Here are just some of our activities.
HOMEWORK INVOLVES DOING SPORTS
The University of Fortaleza encourages sport activities and healthy competition. At the campus, students have access to sports, an element that complements intellectual development. Qualified professionals regularly coach the athletes in different university sport modalities: volleyball, basketball, handball, swimming, track and field, futsal and football are just some activities. Unifor also has in its campus a branch of the National Center for Athletics Training, working to promote major events focused on the dissemination of sports and the development of new talents. This is a great example of the University´s vocation in promoting national sporting events, such as the International Track and Field Grand Prix.
The University´s sports projects are fully backed by a complete infrastructure. Part of this structure is the Unifor Track and Field Stadium, one of the few in Brazil to be certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the multisports court, a 5 thousand m² sports complex, equipped with three courts, three grand stands with a seating capacity for 850 fans, besides the multi-purpose room with facilities for martial arts, lockers and classrooms and the office of the Sports Activity Division. The Unifor Gym is also a great place to exercise, such as for Unifor Physical Education students who take different classes and have supervised internships.
THE BEST FOR YOUR EDUCATION
Centers designed for the practice of professional activities in different fields which facilitates the insertion of students into the job market.
ACTION RECOGNIZED IN ALL OF BRAZIL
The best private higher learning institution of the North and Northeast of Brazil, a reference in teaching and research for the entire country, is also widely recognized for its social responsibility projects. The University of Fortaleza, maintained by the Edson Queiroz Foundation, takes pride in being a responsible institution since 1971, for its educational, social and cultural development in the State of Ceará in the Northeast region.
This action is recognized not only for the positive outcome achieved but also because of the various awards received. Examples of such honors is the Professional Education Center, which offers professional vocational courses for both youth and adults of needy communities, the Active Citizenship Program which raises awareness of legal rights and concepts of citizenship in different neighborhoods of Fortaleza.
Students and professors participate in the projects which have recently received national awards. Students from different courses also take part in the Education and Health in the Discovery of Learning Project, which offers daily free classes to children, adolescents and adults which are held in the health institutes where they receive treatment. Up and running since 2000, the Project has inspired plenty of action and has received many tributes and honors.
There are many other social responsibility projects that the Edson Queiroz Foundation, through the University of Fortaleza, maintains and supports in the fields of education, health, arts and culture, sports, environmental responsibility and professional training. Perhaps what is more important than the awards received is the real meaning of this action that is being developed as well as providing the means to improve the quality of life of our society.
ART AND EDUCATION
While disseminating arts and culture as effective educational tools, the University of Fortaleza and the Edson Queiroz Foundation contributes to the comprehensive education of different audiences. Unifor promotes different arts and culture initiatives in its Cultural Space which reflects in the learning and human growth of thousands of people.
For over 40 years, Unifor´s Cultural Space has been organizing exhibits and shows of internationally renowned artists such as Miró, Rembrandt, Rubens, Vik Muniz, and has successfully developed the Arts-Education Project. It is through this important project that the University disseminates, renews and democratizes knowledge of art, history and culture from different countries, something which could only be accessed by a small part of the population in the past.
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