History of the Undergraduate and Graduate Biotechnology Programs of the Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP

The Campus of UNIFESP at São José dos Campos was created in 2006 as a result of the recent expansion policy of Brazilian State Universities. Due to UNIFESP’s role in Brazil as a leading research university in the biomedical field, UNIFESP opened an undergraduate program in Biotechnology in São José dos Campos and an inter-campus graduate program (conferring master and PhD degrees) in this area of R&D in 2013.

The excellent environment for teaching and its integration with R&D activities at the Technological Park of São José dos Campos, as well as its other facilities of UNIFESP in one of Brazil’s most advance region for industry and technology, allowed the undergraduate biotechnology course of UNIFESP to obtain a maximum excellence punctuation by Brazil’s Ministry of Education in 2017.