The Federal University of Alfenas (UNIFAL-MG) is among the top 100 universities in Brazil and Latins America, it is an isntitution of Higher Education that operates in various areas of knowledge and is prominent in teaching, research and extension.
It originated in the year 1914, when it was founded as the School of Pharmacy and Dentistry of Alfenas (EFOA), was transformed into a Special Regime Autarchy in 1972 and was transformed into a federal university by law 11.154/2005.
Currently, it has more than thirty face-to-face undergraduate courses and several face-to-face and distance Postgraduate Programs, distributed at the Headquarters (Alfenas-MG) and on the two campuses located in the south of Minas, in the cities of Poços de Caldas and Varginha.
In its mission to internationalize, it actively participates in International Programs such as:
- BRAZIL-COLOMBIA (BRACOL);
- BRAZIL-MEXICO (BRAMEX);
- Scholarships Brazil: Alliance Program for Education and Training (PAEC) of the Organization of American States (OEA) together whit the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universites (GCUB);