School of Applied Sciences

UNIVERSITY OF CAMPINAS

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The School of Applied Sciences (Faculdade de Ciências Aplicadas - FCA), located at Campus II of Unicamp in Limeira (São Paulo, Brasil), develops an innovative pedagogical project that values interdisciplinarity and teaching-research-extension integration.

Inaugurated in 2009 with undergraduate programs in all areas of knowledge, the FCA believes that knowledge must be understood in a way that is interconnected with other knowledge in order to widely develop students’ potential.

The FCA offers six different undergraduate degrees and six graduate degrees. The undergraduate programs also offer a core with contextualizing disciplines and approaching universal knowledge. Our graduate programs empower students to act and lead in advanced research and to act in teaching at a higher level.

We mobilize the qualification and experience of our teaching staff for producing knowledge (Research) with the ability to intervene, manage and plan changes and innovations for the public and private sectors. There is a commitment to disseminating knowledge produced for the benefit of society in different action forms (Extension and Outreach).

With an area of 485,000 m² and approximately 30,000 m² of infrastructure, the campus was strategically located in Limeira, which has an economy on the rise based on industrial production and commerce with national and international coverage. Limeira is located in the interior of the state of São Paulo. The city is close to major scientific, cultural and economic centers such as Campinas, Piracicaba and São Paulo, being only 65 km from Viracopos International Airport.

MISSION

To produce and disseminate applied sciences contributing to human and social development.

FUTURE VISION

To be recognized as an interdisciplinary reference center for applied sciences.

PRINCIPLES AND VALUES

Promotion of humanistic values.
Exercise interdisciplinarity and different production modes of knowledge for innovation and education.

Commitment to social justice, sustainability and quality of life.

Respect for diversity and varying ideas.
Exercise of criticism and self-criticism. Education for citizenship. Commitment to democratic and participatory management.
Ensuring environment and healthy working relationships that encourage creativity.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

Plan the development of the Faculty.

Integrate teaching, research and extension.

Pursue interdisciplinarity.

Improve and enhance communication.