Universidade Federal de Itajubá

The Federal University of Itajubá (Universidade Federal de Itajubá – UNIFEI) is one of the most prestigious and reputable engineering universities in Brazil. It stands out for being a pioneer in teaching Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and is considered one of the first Brazilian technological universities.

Founded over 100 years ago, UNIFEI continues to evolve, uniting tradition and modernity. The university is constantly renewing itself by creating new courses such as Industrial Engineering, Environmental Engineering and the first Hydraulic Engineering course in the country.

UNIFEI currently offers over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate courses in both its campuses, located in Itajubá and Itabira. It also offers distance education, having centers in five different cities.

UNIFEI caters to over eight thousand students, its faculty consisting of 60% PhDs and 37% hold a master’s degree. Its facilities include more than a hundred laboratories, supplied with state-of-the-art technology, and a library with over 200 thousand books, plus a digital database for advanced research.

Rated by different university rankings, UNIFEI is among the 50 best universities in Brazil (Folha de São Paulo/2013) and it was placed tenth among Brazilian public universities (Guia do Estudante/2011). Its Business Administration course was twice rated the second best in Brazil by the National Exam of Student Development (ENADE). Several of its graduate courses are ranked among the best of the country on the Higher Education Personnel Improvement Management (CAPES) from the Ministery of Education (MEC).

Throughout its existence, UNIFEI has reached national and international recognition, generating and spreading knowledge through education, research and extension, as well as being responsible for inserting highly skilled professionals in the worldwide job market and for taking important initiatives to improve quality of life and societal progress.


“We shall reveal ourselves more by deeds than by words, and be worthy of owning this great country.”
Dr. Theodomiro Carneiro Santiago, Founder


Generate, systematize, apply and spread knowledge, increasing and deepening education of citizens and qualified professionals, and contribute with the country’s sustainable development, aiming to improve quality of life.



Itajubá Campus
Av. BPS, 1303, Bairro Pinheirinho
P.O. Box 50    CEP: 37.500–903
Itajubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Itabira Campus
Rua Irmã Ivone Drumond, 200 – Distrito Industrial II
CEP 35.903–087
Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil