Paulista State University (Brazil)

Paulista State University “Julio de Mesquita Filho”. Public academic institution of Higher Education in Brazil, created on January 30, 1976, present in 24 cities in the state of São Paulo. It is one of the largest and most important Brazilian universities, oriented towards teaching, research and the extension of services to the community.


This institution is a Brazilian public university present in 24 cities in the state of São Paulo. It was born in 1976 as a result of the union of several higher education institutions that were scattered throughout the São Paulo territory and in a few decades it has established itself as an important educational, research and community service reference.


Its peculiar multi-campus structure allows it to have a strong presence throughout the region, contributing to the development of specific areas of knowledge wherever it is present and maintaining important ties with different sectors of society. Importance of the institution

It is considered one of the six best universities in Brazil and is responsible for around 8% of the country’s scientific production, a percentage only within reach of the University of São Paulo and the State University of Campinas.

Campuses and faculties

Its campuses are located in the cities of Araçatuba, Araraquara, Assis, Bauru, Botucatu, Dracena, Franca, Guaratinguetá, Ilha Solteira, Itapeva, Jaboticabal, Marília, Ourinhos, Presidente Prudente, Registro, Rio Claro, Rosana, São João da Boa Vista, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, São Vicente, Sorocaba, Tupã.

Together they add up to 33 faculties and institutes, 30 libraries, 2 hospitals, 3 veterinary hospitals and 4 farms. Unesp offers 179 degree programs lasting 4 to 6 years and 118 graduate programs in almost all areas of knowledge.

Paulista State University (Brazil)