University of Brasília. Public academic institution of Higher Education in Brazil, created in 1962, just two years after the inauguration of the country’s capital. It is the largest university in the entire central-western region. Its prestige is mainly due to the quality of its postgraduate courses in the areas of anthropology, mathematics, geology and economics.
It was created on April 21, 1962, just two years after the inauguration of the capital of Brazil, Brasilia.
Importance of the institution
UnB has become one of the top five universities in the country. It was the first to be created following a model focused on research, and its 20 research centers and more than 400 laboratories have made it a benchmark institution at the national level. He stands out especially in the areas of anthropology, international relations, geotechnics, geology, biology, and mathematics.
Campus and courses
It has four campuses and numerous facilities, such as the Central Library, which is the largest in the Brazilian Midwest. The main campus, called Darcy Ribeiro, is located on the shore of Lake Paranoá and is characterized by its modernist architecture buildings designed by the famous architect Oscar Niemeyer, who was also a professor at the institution. It offers 61 undergraduate courses, 49 master’s degrees and 27 doctorates, and annually receives the enrollment of nearly two thousand new students.