State University of Campinas


The University of Campinas, commonly called Unicamp, is a public research university in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, and one of the best universities in the country and in Latin America.

Established in 1962, UNICAMP was designed from scratch as an integrated research center unlike other top Brazilian universities, usually created by the consolidation of previously existing schools and institutes. Almost half of its students are graduate students, the largest proportion across all large universities in Brazil. It has the largest number of graduate programs: 153 compared to 70 undergraduate programs.

UNICAMP is responsible for around 15% of Brazilian research, a disproportionately high number when compared to much larger and older institutions in the country. It also produces more patents than any other research organization in Brazil.


James V Wertsch

James V Wertsch

Ambassador to State University of Campinas

David R. Francis Distinguished Professor, Professor of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences