Federal University of Amazonas

The Federal University of Amazonas[3] (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Amazonas, UFAM) is a public university located in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. It is the oldest university in Brazil and one of the largest universities in the northern region of Brazil.

Federal University of Amazonas
Universidade Federal do Amazonas
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Other names
MottoIn universa scientia Veritas
TypePublic university
Established17 January 1909
EndowmentR$ 645.000.000 (2017)[1][2]
RectorSylvio Mário Puga Ferreira
Academic staff
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It offers a wide array of degrees, with 645 research groups and 65 graduate courses.


The UFAM is the oldest university in Brazil. It was founded on January 17, 1909 as the Free University School of Manáos, born of the same late-19th century economic boom that gave Manaus its rubber barons. The school later becoming the University of Manáos. The economic downturn that followed the collapse of the rubber market, as well as the logistical problems of being located in the Amazon Rainforest, led the school to curtail its academic offerings down to just a law program. On June 12, 1962, Brazilian federal law 4.069-A under the authorship of Senator Arthur Virgílio Jr. reinvigorated the school as the state-owned University of Amazonas. In June 2002, the school was renamed the Federal University of Amazonas.

As of 2017, the rector of UFAM is Professor Sylvio Puga. Famous former students include Eduardo Braga (former governor of Amazonas).

Undergraduate programsEdit

Currently the Federal University of Amazonas is composed of six campuses, holders of different academic calendars. While on the campus of Manaus, the school year begins in the first semester (with the exception of the Physiotherapy course and the SiSU approved group for the Medicine course, which starts in the second semester), in the campus of the interior of the state, the school year begins in the second semester. The following is a list of the campuses and their respective courses offered:

Manaus CampusEdit

Agricultural sciencesEdit

  • Agronomy
  • Forestry Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Fisheries Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry

Biological SciencesEdit

  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Education (Promotion in Health and Leisure)
  • Physical Education (Sports Training and Physiotherapy)
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

Exact SciencesEdit

  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering - Telecommunications
  • Production Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering and Gas
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems


  • Law
  • Pedagogy
  • Administration
  • Accounting
  • Economic Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Social Service
  • Archivology
  • Librarianship
  • Social Communication - Public Relations and Journalism
  • Liberal Arts in Spanish Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts in French Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts in English Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts in Japanese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts in Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts in BSL (Brazilian Signal Language, LIBRAS)
  • Plastic Arts
  • Music

Benjamin Constant CampusEdit

Located in Benjamin Constant, city of Alto Solimões. Benjamin Constant's Multicampi offers undergraduate courses: Bachelor of Administration, Bachelor of Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Agrarian Sciences and Environment, Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature, Letters in Portuguese Language and Literature and Bachelor in Pedagogy.

Coari CampusEdit

Located in Coari. Coari's Multicampi offers the following undergraduate courses: Biotechnology, Bachelor of Science: Biology and Chemistry, Bachelor of Science: Mathematics and Physics, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Medicine and Nutrition.

Humaitá CampusEdit

Located in Humaitá, in the micro-region of Madeira, is the only one located in the South of Amazonas. The Multicampi of Humaitá offers the following undergraduate courses: Degree in Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Environmental Engineering, Letters - English Language and Literature, Letters - Portuguese Language and Literature and Pedagogy.

Itacoatiara CampusEdit

Located in Itacoatiara, city of Greater Manaus. Multicampi of Itacoatiara offers the following undergraduate courses: Agronomy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Production Engineering, Software Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Information System.

Parintins CampusEdit

Located in Parintins. Multicampi of Parintins offers the following undergraduate courses: Administration in Organizational Management, Fine Arts, Social Communication - Journalism, Physical Education, Pedagogy, Social Work and Zootechnics.

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Novo reitor da Ufam, Sylvio Puga diz que principal desafio é implementar mudanças" (in Portuguese). acritica.com. April 9, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "UFAM diz que tem recursos e vai na contramão da crise" (in Portuguese). d24am.com. August 16, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Adopt a Tree in the Amazon Programme Archived 2008-03-03 at the Wayback Machine." Federal University of Amazonas

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