Catholic University of Pernambuco

Catholic University of Pernambuco

Catholic University of Pernambuco. It is a higher education institution created on September 27, 1951 and recognized by the Federal Government through Decree 30,417 of January 18, 1952. Its origin dates back to the first Catholic Higher School in the region, the Manuel da Nóbrega Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters, founded in 1943 by the Northeast Jesuit Province. The institution currently offers 36 undergraduate and graduate courses, with Law being the degree with the most students enrolled and Economic Sciences being the oldest degree (1943).

Historical review

The Catholic University of Pernambuco grew out of the Manuel da Nóbrega Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters, founded in 1943, by the Northeast Jesuit Province. It is the largest educational complex of the Jesuit order in Brazil. It has approximately 15,000 students.

The International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC) elected on July 27, 2012, the last day of the 24th FIUC General Assembly — held in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo) —, the rector of the Catholic University of Pernambuco (UNICAP), father Pedro Rubens Ferreira Oliveira, as president of the FIUC for the triennium 2012 – 2014.

The IFCU is made up of nearly 200 Catholic universities and higher education institutions from around the world, which follow the provisions of a permanent secretariat in charge of executing the guidelines and policies, as established by the General Assembly and the administrative bodies.

Recognized by UNESCO, in the field of education, science and culture, and by Pope Pius XII, FIUC is the oldest association of Catholic universities in the world. Every three years, the Federation holds a General Assembly to discuss the most important issues and elect the executive and administrative body. The last event was held in Brazil, between July 23 and 27, 2012, in the city of São Paulo. The penultimate edition took place in November 2009 in Rome (Italy). It is the third time that FIUC is held in Brazil (in 1960: at PUC-RJ; and in1978, at the PUC-RS).

It is made up of ten buildings on its Buena Vista campus. It has about ten nuclei of legal practices (NPJ) scattered throughout Grande Recife. It has Unicap Jr. – junior company of the university. In addition to the Clinic-School of Psychology and Speech Therapy and the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Clinic, which came to be confused as the MEC as a clinic with a university hospital structure, due to the resources of the clinic, a reference in the North/Northeast.

The institution has the largest and most modern library in the North-Northeast, the Padre Aloísio Mosca de Carvalho SJ Central Library. It still works on its university campus in Soledad/Buena Vista, in the old Colegio Nóbrega, the Liceo de Artes y Oficios de Pernambuco, its application school that offers Basic and Professional Education.

There is also an Archeology Museum, a reference in Pernambuco, which will have a new headquarters in the Palacio de la Soledad, former seat of the government of the Confederation of Ecuador and which today forms the campus of Unicap, housing the IPHAN and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima.

It has a building in the Plaza de la República, in the most important neighborhood of Recife. The Liceo de Artes y Oficios used to be in the building and it should become a cultural center.

He had ten of his courses listed among the best in the country, according to the Student Guide, from Editora Abril in 2007. Unicap received 33 stars of quality certification. A national recognition for the work of the institution in the field of education.

The institution has more than 220 research projects carried out together with Facepe and CNPQ. One of those projects “Sustainable development of the municipality of Río Hermoso (PE)” was noted as one of the five best in the Sustainability award (Editora Abril/Banco Real), being the only representative of the North-Northeast chosen among the more than 300 works registered from all over the country. In addition, it collaborates in programs with other Pernambuco universities.

In 2008 the university was appointed by the Ministry of Education as the best private university in Pernambuco. In an institutional evaluation, on a scale of 1 to 5, Unicap received grade 4 and was noted as one of the best universities in Brazil, by the MEC.

It is the biggest winner of the JC Recall Award for Brands – Education category, conquering for 7 consecutive years the title of higher education institutions most agreed upon by Pernambucans, the award is promoted by the Periódico del Comercio, the largest newspaper in the North-Northeast).


High School of Arts and Crafts of Pernambuco Basic Education

  • Elementary Education II.
  • Secondary education.

Technical Teaching

  • Technical accounting.
  • Administration Technician.
  • Technician in Architectural Drawing.

Degrees Technological Courses

  • Tourism Management.
  • Event management.
  • Digital Games.
  • Port Management.
  • Hospital Management.

Center for Legal Sciences

Center for Social Sciences

  • Business Administration.
  • Accounting sciences.
  • Economic Sciences.
  • Publicity and propaganda.
  • Public relations.
  • Social service.

Center for Biological Sciences and Health

  • Biological Sciences (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Biological Sciences (Bacharelado).
  • speech therapy
  • Occupational Therapy.

Science and Technology Center

  • Architecture and Urbanism.
  • Computer Science.
  • Environmental engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Chemical engineering.
  • Physics (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Mathematics (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Information System – Emphasis on Telematics.
  • Chemistry (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Industrial Chemistry.

Center for Theology and Human Sciences

  • Philosophy (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Philosophy (Bacharelado).
  • History (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Letters (Bachelor’s Degree – Portuguese Language).
  • Letters (Bachelor’s Degree – Portuguese and Spanish Languages).
  • Letters (Bachelor’s Degree – Portuguese and English Languages).
  • Pedagogy (Bachelor’s degree).
  • Theology (Bacharelado).

Postgraduate Specialization UNICAP has the following specialization courses:

  • Art and Education.
  • Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism: Methodology and Analysis Techniques.
  • Politic science.
  • Religious Sciences.
  • Political Communication.
  • Human rights.
  • Civil Procedural Law.
  • Special education.
  • Childhood Education.
  • Teaching of Mathematics.
  • Oil and Gas Engineering.
  • Film Studies.
  • Contemporary Philosophy.
  • Intensive Physiotherapy.
  • Trauma and orthopedic physiotherapy.
  • Pediatric Physiotherapy.
  • Educational Management.
  • Management of Social Programs and Projects.
  • History of Philosophy.
  • Afro-Brazilian History and Culture.
  • History and Journalism.
  • History of the Northeast of Brazil.
  • Portuguese language.
  • Brazilian Literature and Interculturality.
  • Strategic Logistics.
  • Business Logistics.
  • Research and Data Analysis.
  • Psychology in Organizations.
  • Computer Network.
  • International Relations in the Age of Globalization.
  • Assisted Technology.
  • Sports Administration.
  • Political Science: Theory and Practice in Brazil.
  • Pedagogical Coordination.
  • Historical Heritage: Preservation and Education.
  • Criminal Sciences.
  • Technology Project Management.
  • Strategic People Management.
  • Human sexuality.
  • Social Service in the Health area.
  • Mental Health, Alcohol and Drugs: Practices and Knowledge.
  • Public Health in Primary Care.

MBA The MBA courses are held in the Executive Space, created in 1994 by the Catholic University of Pernambuco, with the aim of offering powder-graduation courses, “workshops” and high-level seminars, aimed at the professional development of technicians, entrepreneurs and state executives. The Executive Space is an environment designed to carry out training, recycling and updating actions for professionals. Composed of air-conditioned classrooms, equipped with microcomputers, projection cannons, televisions, media readers and overhead projectors. It also has a teleconference room and an auditorium.

  • Finance and Audit.
  • Business management.
  • Event Planning and Management.
  • Health Management.
  • Investment in Stocks and Capital Markets.
  • Cooperative Management.
  • Planning and Environmental Management.
  • Oil and Gas Law.


  • Language Sciences.
  • Religious Sciences.
  • Development of Environmental Processes.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Clinical psychology.


  • Clinical psychology.
  • Biotechnology – Unicap is an advanced biotechnology doctorate campus, being a partner institution of RENORBIO’s doctorate, together with UFRPE.

Catholic University of Pernambuco

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