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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

Brazil Economic and Financial Policy

Brazil Economic and Financial Policy

Like Argentina, the Brazil experienced a period of serious difficulties at the turn of the millennium. However, thanks to adequate economic policy interventions, he managed to quickly regain the confidence of domestic and foreign investors.

The Brazilian economy was strongly conditioned by the financial crisis that hit international markets starting from the second half of 1997. In 1999the country denounced a particular vulnerability of the external accounts, due to the huge accumulated public debt and the overvaluation of the real. To cope with a situation that had become unsustainable, the government decreed the exit of the national currency from the fixed exchange rate system, so that in the first months of the year it experienced a strong depreciation; at the same time it gave rise to a fiscal tightening, in order to contain the deficit and stabilize the incidence of public debt on GDP. In particular, measures were launched aimed at increasing tax collection – above all thanks to the reform of the social security system and the taxation of financial transactions – and to contain expenditure relating to defense and infrastructure. All central and local government bodies were involved in the tax reform, and urged to implement a more responsible management of public resources. Furthermore, in order to promote the expansion and competitiveness of the banking system, taxes on credit transactions were reduced. In 2000 the economy registered an expansion of consumption, ensured by the increase in national income, by the expansion of credit and by a climate of widespread optimism among national and international investors. The tight control of public spending was accompanied by a monetary policy focused on reducing inflationary pressure, while the privatization of public banks and electricity distribution companies continued. However, the exposure of the economic system to short-term financing from abroad remained worrying, with potential threats to market stability. In 2001 the macroeconomic situation deteriorated again. In particular, the year was marked by a serious energy crisis, determined by adverse weather conditions but also by the absence of adequate investments in the sector during the nineties. The authorities were forced to ration electricity, with inevitable consequences on the level of production. Furthermore, the climate of uncertainty on international markets (due to the 11 September in the United States and the Argentine recession) contributed to the reduction of exports. To contain inflationary pressure and put a stop to the financial problems of the balance of payments, the government adopted a series of restrictive monetary policy measures. Interest rates were kept high, bank reserves were raised, liquidity was tightly controlled. On the foreign exchange market, the real came under severe pressure which helped to reduce its value against other currencies. This situation of uncertainty continued throughout 2002. The worsening of expectations of foreign investors led to a contraction in the inflow of direct investments and renewed pressures on the foreign exchange market. For Brazil 2010, please check programingplease.com.

Public debt, financed mostly by dollar bonds, was now out of government control, while inflation rose to 8.4 %. The authorities did not change the exchange rate policy, and promoted the regulation of foreign currency transactions on the financial markets; on the fiscal front, in agreement with pension funds and other operators involved in income taxation, they introduced a series of taxes: on oil, on the sale of public debt securities, on concessions to exploit natural resources. The greater financial resources of the state were used above all in the social security and health sectors, for the reduction of poverty and for the strengthening of the road system.

The new administration, which took office in January 2003, immediately showed itself in favor of fiscal responsibility and the containment of inflation, and launched reforms aimed at reducing the burden of social security and keeping the tax burden high; it also engaged in reform campaigns aimed at making the financial market more accessible to the less well-off population, simplifying the procedures for opening bank accounts and extending micro-credit. For its part, the central bank ensured control of the monetary aggregates, and in the first part of the year raised the interest rate; the appreciation of the real that occurred in the remainder of 2003 and 2004 offset some of the depreciation that occurred in 2002. During 2003, the economy regained the confidence of international operators. The growth forecasts gave good hope to the government, which from the first months of 2004 undertook numerous initiatives aimed at modernizing the country, such as the reduction of the cost of capital, the simplification of the rules for the opening of new entrepreneurial activities, the ” insertion of insurance and credit instruments to favor agriculture, the modification of the regulations for the start-up of infrastructure projects, the launch of a new law on technological innovation, the promotion of foreign trade. These interventions, accompanied by an external environment favorable to the development of the market, contributed to the achievement in 2004 of numerous economic successes, such as the containment of inflationary pressure (ensured by a prudent monetary policy), the gradual consolidation of public finances (aimed at greater sustainability of the state debt) and the surplus of the current account balance.

Brazil Economic and Financial Policy