São Carlos - São Paulo, Brazil

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São Carlos is located in the center of the State of São Paulo, 250 km from the capital. It is near Araraquara, Rio Claro and Riberão Preto, a composition of cities that makes this macro-region one of the most developed areas of the State.São Carlos stands-out as the “Capital of Technology” in the interior of the state. This title was conjured up mainly because the city includes the School of Engineering in the University of São Paulo (USP) and UFSCar. Its scientific and technological development characteristics are reinforced by the presence of the Advanced Technology Foundation (ParqTec) and two units of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)São Carlos includes important industrial sectors in the area of motors, compressors and appliances, in addition to textile, packing, machine, paint, optic and laser equipment companies, as well as many medium and small size companies belonging to a wide array of production sectors. Technology based companies stand out for their innovations.Owing to the intense activity in the industrial, technical, scientific and educational sector, the city has a solid infra structure in the hotel, commerce, comestible and tourism areas, highlighting the historical farm estates open to the public. The agricultural sector is based on milk, cane, orange, poultry, bovine and corn production.

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Universidade Federal de São Carlos

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The Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) is a public institution, linked to the Ministry of Education (MEC) of Brazil. It was established in 1968 and started its activities two years later, when it enrolled the first 96 students for the courses offered in Materials Engineering and Science baccalaureate, which has been discontinued. Currently there are 20 thousand students (14.437 in undergraduate courses and 6.038 in post-graduate courses) The University offers 65 undergraduate courses and 75 graduate courses (26 in the Doctorate’s program and 49 in the Master’s degree program, besides many specialization courses).

Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos da Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

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The University of São Paulo (USP) at São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC) has educated professionals for over 60 years. It offers 10 undergraduate Engineering courses, which provides enrollment for 490 students every year (Aeronautics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical/Energy Systems and Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Production Engineering and Materials and Manufacturing Engineering). There are over 200 teachers distributed in 9 departments, from which so far more than 8,600 professionals have graduated.

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