The State University of Ponta Grossa, or Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa (UEPG) was the product of a merger between several Brazilian state colleges in 1969.
The State College of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of Ponta Grossa, State College of Pharmacy and Dentistry of Ponta Grossa, State College of Law of Ponta Grossa and the State College of Economic Sciences and Administration of Ponta Grossa (all of which previously worked independently) came to form UEPG.
It is one of Paraná’s five state universities and has two campuses based in Ponta Grossa city (population approximately: 300,000). It also has college grounds in Telêmaco Borba, Palmeira, Castro, São Mateus do Sul and Jaguariavía. Its sphere of influence spreads to approximately 22 municipalities in the state of Paraná.
Students can choose to study within the following faculties: agrarian sciences and technology, biological sciences, human sciences, exact sciences, social sciences and legal sciences. On offer at UEPG are 28 undergraduate courses, as well as postgraduate programmes, masters and doctoral degrees.
Its journalism department is known to be one of the top 10 in Brazil.