The Institution


The Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes) is a self-governing institution connected to the Ministry of Education (MEC), with curricular, scientific, administrative, financial and asset-management autonomy. It operates under a belief in the indivisibility of teaching, research and outreach programs, with a vocation to work in all fields of knowledge.

Ufeswas founded on May 5th 1954. It comprises four university campuses – Goiabeiras and Maruípe in the capital city of Vitória, and in the municipalities of Alegre (south of the state) and São Mateus (north of the state) – with an area of 4.3 million square meters. The total area of its campuses is 292,000 square meters (built area).

Ufes offers 99 undergraduate majors, with a total of 4,975 places per year. In the graduate field, it has 47 masters programs and 16 PhD programs. It has 1,650 professors, 2,500 administrative staff, 20,000 undergraduate students and 2,500 graduate students. Its administrative headquarters is located in Campus Goiabeiras, in Vitória.

In the field of scientific and technological research, Ufes has around 600 ongoing projects. In the field of outreach programs, it has developed 700 projects and programs, in all municipalities of the state of Espírito Santo, serving around 1.5 million people.

Ufes also offers facilities to the academic and wider communities, including its theater – the largest and most modern in our state – movie theater, art galleries, language center, libraries, planetarium and astronomical observatory, auditoriums, sports center and others.

It also provides services in the field of health, through the university hospital Cassiano Antonio Moraes (HUCAM) – the main public health facility in the state of Espírito Santo – offering various medical specialties, working as a reference in medium- and high-complexity medical care.


To develop scientific, technological, artistic and technological progress through teaching, research and outreach programs by creating and sharing knowledge, in order to educate citizens with skills to implement solutions that promote sustainable development.


To be acknowledged as a public institution with multiple campuses in the state of Espírito Santo, with national excellence in teaching, research and outreach programs, pursuing its work in partnership with society and committed to sustainable development.


  • Commitment to and care for the institution
  • Maintenance of a free university as a public asset
  • Pursuit of permanent excellence in teaching, research, outreach programs and management
  • Operation based on the principles of ethics, democracy and transparency
  • Respect for justice, social equality, and freedom of thought and expression
  • Commitment to groups, pluralism, individuality and ethnic and cultural diversity
  • Social responsibility and interaction/partnership with society
  • Conservation and appreciation of life



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