University of São Paulo joins UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity


UNITWIN/UNESCO Network on Teacher Education for Social Justice and Diversity warmly welcomes new member, University of São Paulo, to our network!

Get to know University of São Paulo (USP)

The University of São Paulo (USP) is one of the largest and important institution of higher education and research in Brazil and Latin America. Founded in 1934, USP is a public state university (it does not charge tuition fees), and has campi placed in eight cities spread throughout the state of São Paulo. With approximately 90,000 students, 12,000 administrative and support staff, 5,300 professors and 8 campuses located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

With education and research activities in all academic fields, USP offers 183 undergraduate programs, 269 graduate programs (both Master's and Doctoral (PhD) degrees) and 984 extracurricular programs. In total, there are about 90 thousand students enrolled in 48 Schools (faculties and institutes) which make up USP. Furthermore, the university houses important museums which receive over 1million visitors per year. In addition, USP runs health centres and two major hospitals. Over 87% of the more than 5,600 professors are full time employees. This reinforces the university's commitment to achieving excellence in terms of its personnel and of generation of knowledge.

The university has an active role in disseminating science, culture and quality health care for citizens across the country. Strongly integrated with the local community, USP runs several hospitals, museums and public services that benefit the population. These range from scientific and cultural activities to innovative health care and therapy.

The university also plays an important role in South America, since it attracts many students, professors and technicians from the neighbouring countries and from all parts of the world. USP is an institution that evolves rapidly in its intent towards greater internationalization, which has been accompanied by its ever growing visibility on the world stage. It has signed over a thousand cooperation and exchange agreements with important institutions in the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and is constantly working towards increasing this number.

The School of Education
The School of Education

The School of Education (FE)

The School of Education (FE) grants professional degrees in Education as well as qualifies secondary and high school teachers of 27 other curricular fields from 10 different USP academic units. It also provides different development programs for undergraduate students, such as the introduction to the scientific research in Education and extension courses. Moreover, the School offers continuing education programs – courses, symposiums, and research and extension projects – for teachers, assistants, managers and other Education-related jobs in order to foster the development of new professional competences and experiences that combine research and contemporary educational demands.

The School of Education
The School of Education

The School of Education offers two undergraduate degrees: the degree in Education (Pedagogy) and the degree in Teaching. The Graduate Program in Education has an average of 130 accredited professors and 750 students regularly enrolled in the Masters, Doctoral and Straight Doctoral* courses. Research activity is at the core of the University of São Paulo, as well as the research training of the students since undergraduation. At FEUSP students and professors are encouraged to get involved in research projects and clusters through institutional programs supported by USP and by the Faculty itself, as well as by other national and international funding agencies.

The School of Education International Office (CCNInt-FE) works to provide different experiences of national and international cooperation for Professors, students and staff, such as the development of collaborative research projects, academic meetings, exchanges, technical visits and internships.

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Contact member of University São Paulo:

Agnaldo Arroio
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, USP