In 2009, UFSC started its expansion across the state of Santa Catarina with the creation of three new campuses – Joinville, Araranguá and Curitibanos. In 2014, the Blumenau Campus was inaugurated. In all its five campuses, the institution develops teaching, research and outreach activities. The social recognition it receives places UFSC among the best universities in the country and in Latin America.
The Araranguá Campus is located 214 km south of Florianópolis. It was the first campus to be established outside of Florianópolis (in 2009), with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the region.
Currently, this campus offers five undergraduate degree programs in Information and Communication Technology, Energy Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physical Therapy and Medicine. It also offers four master’s degree programs in Information and Communication Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Rehabilitation Sciences and Physics Education.
To learn more, visit the website ararangua.ufsc.br
Established in 2013, the Blumenau Campus is located 92 km north of Florianópolis and aims to prepare professionals to meet the socio-technical needs of the Vale do Itajaí region.
Based on the interconnection among science, education and technology, the campus offers undergraduate programs in Textile Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Chemistry, in addition to a professional master’s degree in Physics Education.
To learn more, visit the website blumenau.ufsc.br
Inaugurated in 2009, the Curitibanos Campus is located 302 km west of Florianópolis and offers degree programs in the field of agricultural sciences. To strengthen its teaching, research and outreach activities, the campus includes two experimental farms, one for agriculture and livestock (with 24 ha) and the other for forest farming (with 31 ha).
Currently, the campus offers four undergraduate degree programs in Agriculture, Forest Engineering, Veterinary Medicine and Rural Sciences, and a master’s degree program in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems.
To learn more, visit the website curitibanos.ufsc.br
The Rector John David Ferreira Lima Campus, in Trindade, Florianópolis, is UFSC’s main campus since its foundation in 1960. It occupies an area of more than 1,140,000 m². The main administrative bodies and eleven academic schools are located on this campus, as well as the University Central Library, the University Restaurant, several research laboratories, the Colégio de Aplicação [laboratory school] and the Child Development Center.
The activities of the School of Agricultural Sciences are developed in Itacorubi, a neighborhood located 3.6 km far from the main campus.
The Joinville Campus is located 177 km north of Florianópolis. Opened in 2009, this campus offers engineering degree programs with focus on the development of automotive, subway, railway, maritime, fluvial, air and space transportation systems.
Currently, it offers undergraduate degrees in: Aerospace Engineering, Naval Engineering, Transportation and Logistics Engineering, Railway and Subway Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Automotive Engineering and Interdisciplinary Program in Mobility. The campus also runs two master’s degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Sciences and Electronic Systems Engineering.
To learn more, visit the website joinville.ufsc.br