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Education System Information
Education Overview:
Detailed information about all levels of Brazil’s education system
Education System:
IESALC Brazil Page:
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:
WENR - The Educational System of Brazil:
Government Links
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Portuguese):
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):
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):
The National Institute of Studies and Educational Research
Secretariat of Basic Education (Portuguese):
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):
Provides detailed information on both undergraduate and postgraduate education and research studies in Brazil
Educational Institutions
University Database (Portugese):
Clickable map divided by region with searchable database of higher education institutions per region
University Listings:
University Portal (Portuguese):
Comprehensive information and links regarding Brazil’s universities
Professional Bodies
Associação Brasileira das Universidades Comunitárias (Portuguese):
Brazilian Association of Community Universities
Associacão Brasileira de Educação a Distância (Portuguese):
Brazilian Distance Education Association
Associacão Nacional das Universities Particulares (Portuguese):
National Association of Private Universities
Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior:
National Association of Directors of Federal Higher Education Institutions
Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (Portuguese):
Provides a comprehensive description of postsecondary education in Brazil and a complete list of all member institutions, including private universities and colleges
Fulbright Commission:
Information on educational exchange between Brazil and the US
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