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.
Created in 2009, this was the first campus established outside of Florianópolis. Currently, it offers undergraduate programs in Information and Communication Technologies, Energy Engineering, Computer Engineering and Physical Therapy.
In 2014, a Master’s degree program in Information and Communication Technology was set up – the first of the kind to be offered in the region. The campus also offers Master’s degree programs in Physics Education, Energy and Sustainability and Rehabilitation Sciences.
To learn more, visit the website ararangua.ufsc.br
Established in 2013, the campus offers undergraduate programs in Textile Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Chemistry. It seeks to prepare professionals with an appropriate profile that will meet the socio-technical demands of the Vale do Itajaí region.
Its structure is based on the needs of interrelation among science, education and technology. Besides, its activities contribute to strengthen the cooperation between economic and productive sectors and the community as a whole.
The campus also offers a Master’s degree program in Physics Education, created in 2016.
To learn more, visit the website blumenau.ufsc.br
The creation of this campus in 2009 met the expectations of the community of the Planalto Serrano region in Santa Catarina The campus occupies an area of 24 ha and currently offers three undergraduate programs, all related to the field of agricultural sciences: Agriculture, Forest Engineering and Veterinary Medicine. It also offers a Master’s degree program in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems, created in 2016.
In order to strengthen its teaching, research and outreach activities, the campus has two experimental farms, one for agriculture and livestock (with 24 ha) and the other for forest farming (with 31 ha).
Some outreach projects developed in the Curitibanos Campus are related to environmental actions, nature conservation, forest stewardship, farming, fruit growing, public health education and responsible animal ownership.
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 2,000,000 ha. 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.
Opened in 2009, the Joinville Campus prepares professionals with high technical and managerial competence to work on the development of automotive, subway, railway, naval, fluvial, aerospace and air transportation systems. The degrees also focus on projects and scenarios to solve problems of infrastructure, operation and maintenance of transport systems.
The campus aims to encourage the production and dissemination of knowledge in the field of engineering and applied sciences, comprising both vehicle systems and transport infrastructure.
Currently, it offers undergraduate programs in Aerospace Engineering, Naval Engineering, Transportation and Logistics Engineering, Railway and Subway Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Infrastructure Engineering, Automotive Engineering and an Interdisciplinary Program on Mobility.
To learn more, visit the website joinville.ufsc.br