Faculty with doctorate: 98%
Non-faculty staff: 7,916
Students enrolled: 17,083
Students enrolled: 19,718
Special enrollments: 3,665
Theses defenses: 2,358
Full papers: 4,162
All publications: 2,812
Filed in Brazil: 52
Filed through PCT: 5
Hospital beds: 819
Hospital admissions: 36,390
The University of Campinas (Unicamp), founded on October 5th 1966, is not even half a century old, but is already considered one of the best and most respected teaching and research institutions in Latin America.
Unicamp's success is directly related to its historical concern for hiring professors of the highest academic caliber. Only a few years after the launching of Unicamp's keystone the founder and first dean of the University Zeferino Vaz, attracted more than three hundred renowned Brazilian and foreign researchers to a campus still in construction. "A University is not made of buildings, but made of brains", he used to say.
Thanks to the talent and experience of the pioneers brought by Zeferino, Unicamp opened innovative courses and soon developed large national research projects. This is the case, for example, of the project in partnership with Telebras, which led to the development of a national technology for the production of fiber optics, and has contributed for the transformation of Campinas into an important technological hub.
Today, more than 1.7 thousand professors work in the 22 teaching and research units at Unicamp, located in the cities of Campinas, Limeira and Piracicaba. Among those professors, 98% have doctorate degrees with at least a minimum entitling and 89% work in the Regime of Full Dedication to Teaching and Research (RDIDP).
Unlike the other Brazilian universities that are used to having more graduate students than postgraduate students, Unicamp presents similar numbers in both levels of learning. This uncommon characteristic shows that Unicamp can align its mission — educate and mold the future leaders of the country — to an intense dedication to research.
The number of graduation courses
offered by Unicamp went from 58 to 66 in 2009, year when the Faculty of Applied Sciences (FCA) was opened in Limeira. Young people from every corner of Brazil fight for a spot in these courses, which are among the most sought after in the country.
In postgraduate courses
, Unicamp not only has the highest average in the last triennial evaluation promoted by the federal agency Capes — 5.49, in a scale from 3 to 7 —, but is also the Brazilian institution that makes the highest number of doctors in relation to the total number of students matriculated in doctorate courses.
In the research area
, Unicamp stands out for occupying the number one spot in the national scientific production ranking per capita. This means that Unicamp is the Brazilian institution with the highest number of published papers by a professor with a minimum entitling of doctor in journals indexed in the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
Unicamp is also ahead from the other Brazilian universities in the ranking of patent generation. The University has registered its first national patent application in 1984. After the creation of the Inova Unicamp Innovation Agency, in 2003, the number of registries grew considerably to over 50 per year.
Another important activity performed by Inova is the negotiation of licensing agreements of technologies developed at Unicamp for the industry. Some of the technologies licensed by the agency have already become commercial products. They are available in the market, for example, a phytotherapeutic medicine for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and a test to detect deafness originated genetically in newborn.
Determined to be established between the top universities in the world, Unicamp is searching highly qualified professors that would help achieve this goal. There is no shortness of reasons to work in this young, innovative and productive university.