The Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) is based in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. What began as a Higher College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science in 1922 is now a federal university – and has been since 1969 – based in the city of Viçosa. UFV is consistently ranked well when compared to other universities in Brazil.
This region is best known for its industrial development, and represents the most important economic region of Brazil offering plenty of opportunities for the universities tech graduates.
It is now a technical university which offers courses in engineering, agronomy, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, and many other science related areas.
The university is spread across three separate campuses: Viçosa, Florestal and Rio Paranaíba. Each concentrates and offers specific courses, for instance Viçosa offers courses in a vast array of areas of the human knowledge while Rio Paranaíba offers specialised degrees such as vegetable production.
The UFV offers a wide range of services on each campus which includes laboratories, forest reserves, a library, sports and leisure areas, restaurants, banks, and medical services.
There are plenty of opportunities for exchange programmes, as the university has agreements in place with approximately 100 institutions from 24 different countries.
The UFV is also part of the Innovation Network created by the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative – a recent program designed to increase the number of U.S. students studying in the Western Hemisphere to 100,000, and the number of Western Hemisphere students studying in the United States to 100,000 by 2020.