History of Internationalization at UFSC

Today, 18 December 2020, the community of Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina celebrates 60 years of history. Founded in 1960, UFSC is currently present in Florianópolis, Joinville, Blumenau, Araranguá and Curitibanos.

With the goal of promoting teaching, research and outreach, UFSC delivers free and public education and is placed year after year among the best universities in Brazil. Internationally recognized, the university offers more than 100 undergraduate programs (of which about 10 are distance learning programs), as well as more than 80 master’s programs, 50 doctoral programs, and several graduate certificate programs – not to mention the delivery of primary and secondary education.

More important than these numbers is the fact that UFSC is a heritage of the State of Santa Catarina and is fully integrated with society. As a public, tuition-free and comprehensive university, UFSC is responsible for educating professionals who will make a difference in their fields.

Internationalization goes hand in hand with UFSC’s history, and, to celebrate its 60th anniversary, SINTER recovers the memory of our university’s internationalization.

For the coming year, we have prepared a series of actions that include the collection of historical records, relevant information, testimonials, and printed and digital materials to build up an internationalization timeline.

UFSC: 60 years of excellence!


You can also visit the commemorative website UFSC 60 anos to learn about the most significant events in the history of UFSC (1960-2020).