FACAMP, Faculdades de Campinas, is a privately owned college, founded in the year 2000 by UNICAMP newly-retired professors, by intellectuals active in Brazil’s political life and by entrepreneurs. Firstly invested as a Business School, FACAMP is an innovative educational project in Brazil. It is a synthesis between the quality of leading public universities and the speed and modernity of a private liberal arts college or business school.

Located in Campinas, a city with a population of 1.1 million and a GDP per capita of U$21,000 (almost 2 times the Brazilian average). Campinas is a one-hour (90km) ride from São Paulo, Brazil’s major city and its economic centre. Viracopos Campinas Airport is a busy hub and has around 200 daily take-offs to major cities and regions in Brazil. There are also daily flights to the US and Europe.

The city of Campinas is known for its vocation for technological innovation and is surrounded by many renowned universities, technology research centres, and highly valued global enterprises, such as 3M, Bosch, Honda, Motorola, Pirelli, Samsung, among others. Over the years, FACAMP has established strong links with the manufacturing and financial sectors providing a privileged locus for common learning and research.

Originally aimed to excel in human sciences, FACAMP offers Undergraduate Courses in:

• Business
• Law
• Economics
• International Relations
• Advertising and Marketing
• Computer Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Industrial Engineering

 

NUMBERS AND RESULTS

  • HIGHEST GRADE in the national assessment given by the National Regulatory Agency (INEP-MEC);
  • 2,500 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN 8 MAJORS;
  • Tuition: US$ 10,000/year;
  • 200 executives engaged as part-time graduate students in MBA courses;
  • 200 faculty and researchers (most of them are full-time professors and associated professors);
  • 12,5 STUDENTS/FACULTY: lowest ratio in Brazil;
  • 97% OF FORMER STUDENTS ARE EMPLOYED;
    • More than half of them become executive leaders at major companies in less than 5 years from graduation;
    • More than 10% of them are active entrepreneurs;
  • 90% APPROVAL RATE IN THE OAB (Bar Examination): the average of approval in Brazil is less than 20%.

 

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Since 2013, when the International Office formally founded, FACAMP has established important international exchange agreements. Some of our current partners are:

  • Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, England
  • ICN Business School, Nancy, France
  • University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China
  • University of California, Riverside, USA • HU Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Univertsity of Victoria, Canada
  • Gates (Gates Global Association for Technology, Education and Science), a network of Business Schools including Coimbra Business School, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
  • ECLAC (United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), Chile.

As for short courses, specially developed for FACAMP students, we have a partnership with Judge Business School, Cambridge University, England,  for  tailor- made courses on entrepreneurship. Other tailor made summer courses are available for FACAMP´s students in International  Relations and Economics with French and German universities, in Technology and Innovation, with UC at Riverside and in Comparative Law, with the University of Montreal, in Quebec, Canada. All our tailor made courses combine academic and policy lectures and technical visits to institutions and enterprises. We are also partners with the Seminaire BRICS, Sorbonne University (France), for common activities in research and seminars.

FACAMP is also associated to IAESTE through ABIPE, which provides their undergraduate and graduate level students with international work experience and internship opportunities. As our graduate programs expand, FACAMP is also intensifying research cooperation agreements both in Europe and the US, and through them, with the BRICs countries. Our recent agreements with ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) and ILO (International Labour Organization) are examples in this direction.