University of Brasilia (UnB)
The University of Brasilia offers free public education of excellence for Brazilian and foreign students, with a humanistic, embracive and plural perspective of citizens’ rights. Our goals and our mission are to be a reference in teaching, research and community projects, contributing to global knowledge in an interconnected world.
The University of Brasilia was created in 1962 following the joint vision of the anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro and the educator Anísio Teixeira.
Its conception came from the same revolutionary spirit that gave rise to the federal capital, Brasília: to renew the methods of learning and to teach towards the future. Dedicated to the promotion of free, inclusive and high-quality education, UnB is among the best universities in Brazil.
Its institutional mission is to produce, integrate and disseminate knowledge, and to educate citizens to be committed to ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development.
In 1995, the university was the first in the country to offer a three-stage entrance exam (Serial Evaluation Program – PAS), with tests for candidates at the end of each year of high school.
In 2003, UnB was the first Brazilian federal university to approve affirmative action for black and indigenous applicants. – The University of Brasilia has the highest rating in the Brazilian Ministry of Education’s General Course Index.
It is among the 11 best higher education institutions in Brazil.
It has the largest conglomerate of academic facilities in the Center-West, with four campuses in the Federal District.
It has 26 institutes and colleges, with 53 departments.
It offers 136 face-to-face undergraduate course, 86 master’s degree courses and 68 doctoral degree courses.
It also offers distance learning degrees and specializations for more than 20 municipalities, in the five regions of Brazil, through the Open University of Brazil.