UNESC-Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense

Year of foundation: 1968
Approx. number of students: 20,000
Period of study:
MCI partner since: 2015

The City

Criciuma was founded by Italain immigrants 1860. It has an approximate population of 200,000 persons. In April 2004, Criciúma was affected by a tropical cyclone, a phenomenon unheard of in recent South Atlantic history, which caused some damage. It is the Brazilian capital of coal and ceramic tiles, but also very strong in plastic, textiles (jeans), and chemicals.

The University

The Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (Unesc) is a community university, located in the municipality of Criciúma, in the southern part of Santa Catarina, Brazil. It works through education, research and extension in different areas of knowledge. It was the first institution of higher education to be deployed in the southern state of Santa Catarina.


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