Year of foundation: 1934
Approx. number of students: 92,800
MCI partner since: 2018
Pirassununga is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, with an altitude of 627 meters. The following institutions are located in the city: the Brazilian Air Force Academy, where are trained officers of infantry boards, superintendents and aviation, all career and future officers of the Brazilian Air Force; the University of São Paulo, with the Faculty of Animal Science and Food Engineering; Fort Anhanguera, home to the 13th Mechanized Cavalry Regiment of the Brazilian Army; the National Center for Research and Conservation of Fish Continental on the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation; one Unit of Research and Development (formerly River Fish Laboratory Doctor Pedro de Azevedo), Pole Centre East of Agribusiness Technology Paulista Agency of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Supply of São Paulo; Waterfall District Emas, important tourist corner of the State of São Paulo, where there are restaurants specializing in cooking with fish, attracting thousands of tourists on weekends and holidays and the Department of Highways of the State of São Paulo.
The University of São Paulo is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian public university and the country's most prestigious educational institution and holds a high reputation among world universities. USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge, offering a broad range of courses.
The university was founded in 1934, regrouping already existing schools in the state of São Paulo. Currently, it has eleven campuses, four of them in the city of São Paulo. The remaining campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.