Universidade Federal Fluminense

Year of foundation: 1960
Approx. number of students: 26,000
Period of study: August-November; Early March-End June
MCI partner since: 2007

The City

Niterói is a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro, southeast region of Brazil. This city was founded on November 22, 1573 by the Tupi Amerindian chief Araribóia (who later was converted to Roman Catholicism and given the Christian name of Martim Afonso, after the Portuguese explorer Martim Afonso de Sousa). It makes Niteroi the only Brazilian city to have been founded by a non-Christian, non-assimilated Brazilian Amerindian. Niterói has approx. 500,000 inhabitants.

The University

The Fluminense Federal University (Portuguese: Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF) is one of the four federally funded public universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has six campuses in the city of Niterói, on the South-East side of Guanabara Bay, and other 12 satellite campuses in various towns of the State. The word Fluminense in Portuguese, from Latin flumen ("river"), is the native adjective for the State of Rio de Janeiro.