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Education System Information
Education Overview:
http://www.wes.org/ca/wedb/brazil/bredov.htm
Detailed information about all levels of Brazil’s education system
Education System:
http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/worldwide/unesco-regions/latin-america-an
d-the-caribbean/brazil/profile-of-education.html?type=targ
et%3D
IESALC Brazil Page:
http://www.iesalc.unesco.org.ve/
Reports on various aspects of education in Brazil; (Page opens in Spanish, available in English and French; search under “studies by country” on the upper right hand side)
WENR - Brazil Profile:
http://www.wes.org/ewenr/wenrarchive/BR_ProfSpr94.pdf
WENR - The Educational System of Brazil:
http://www.wes.org/ewenr/wenrarchive/BR_ProfFall90.pdf
 
Government Links
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Portuguese):
http://www.capes.gov.br/
Foundation for the Coordination of Higher Education; detailed information on bilateral and multilateral higher education agreements; directories of recognized advanced degree programs organized by subject, degree type, institution, & state location; & Bra
Ministry of Education (Portuguese):
http://www.mec.gov.br
General information about the Ministry; structure of the education system; educational policy and current activities; legislation; links to regional ministries
O Instituto Nacional de Estudos e Pesquisas Educacionais Anísio Teixeira (Portuguese):
http://www.inep.gov.br/superior/provao/
The National Institute of Studies and Educational Research
Secretariat of Basic Education (Portuguese):
http://www.mec.gov.br/sef/default.shtm
Provides detailed information on all aspects of early childhood, primary, secondary, indigenous, and adult literacy education in Brazil, including curricula and examinations
Secretariat of Higher Education (Portuguese):
http://www.mec.gov.br/Sesu/default.shtm
Provides detailed information on both undergraduate and postgraduate education and research studies in Brazil
 
Educational Institutions
University Database (Portugese):
http://www.educacaosuperior.inep.gov.br/inst_pesq_estado.stm
Clickable map divided by region with searchable database of higher education institutions per region
University Listings:
http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/list_data/b-nw.html#Brazil
University Portal (Portuguese):
http://www.universia.com.br/
Comprehensive information and links regarding Brazil’s universities
 
Professional Bodies
Associação Brasileira das Universidades Comunitárias (Portuguese):
http://www.abruc.org.br
Brazilian Association of Community Universities
Associacão Brasileira de Educação a Distância (Portuguese):
http://www.abed.org.br/publique/cgi/cgilua.exe/sys/start.htm?tpl=home&UserActiveTemplate=4abed
Brazilian Distance Education Association
Associacão Nacional das Universities Particulares (Portuguese):
http://www.anup.com.br/
National Association of Private Universities
Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior:
http://www.andifes.org.br/
National Association of Directors of Federal Higher Education Institutions
Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (Portuguese):
http://www.crub.org.br
Provides a comprehensive description of postsecondary education in Brazil and a complete list of all member institutions, including private universities and colleges
Fulbright Commission:
http://www.fulbright.org.br/
Information on educational exchange between Brazil and the US
 
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