INNOVATION IS PART OF OUR HISTORY
Feevale was founded in 1969, from the community mobilization, with the goal of offering to people living in Novo Hamburgo and its outskirts the opportunity of getting a higher education development. Since then, the Institution is defined by a "knowledge- building" space, reaffirming its commitment with projects which promote regional development, quality of life and general enhancement for its communities’ participants.
One of Feevale's targets is to develop the internationalization in the academic studies, offering up-to-dated knowledge and allowing the access in foreign educational networks. To form professionals who have global skills, and who are able to act in a borderless world, the Institution has the goal to make international cooperation relevant for the students and professors' development as well as in all research fields.
Nowadays, Feevale has cooperation agreements with nearly 60 academic institutions, placed in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, The United States, Finland, England, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, Portugal, Uruguay and Paraguay. The international partnerships open new academic places and offer technological and scientific cooperative actions, several interchanges modalities, shared courses, cultural interaction and other academic actions with the international partnership net.
This relationship shows the priorities that will guide Feevale, an institution which is aware of its responsibility and its commitment with the society. Thus, Feevale has been constantly putting into practice social responsibility policies and varied projects and actions. Nowadays, there are around 53 extension projects turned to the community needs.
EXTENSION COURSES AND EVENTS OFFICE
Feevale offers every year more than 350 opportunities to update individual, professional and corporative competences, integrating different knowledge fields, through wide-ranging coursed and events offers – updating, improvement, qualification and complementary formation prospects.
To offer support to its activities, Feevale has a modern infrastructure, with technological laboratories and equipment, libraries, multimedia rooms, auditoriums, a sports complex and clinics. Moreover, it has other services such as banks, restaurants, coffee shops, a bookshop and easy access to public transportation. Campus I, placed in a historical neighborhood of Novo Hamburgo, takes up "Escola de Aplicação", a pinacotheca and the National Museum of Shoes, which keeps alive the memory of the activities related to shoes and leather production in Brazil. Campus II is located in a beautiful area whose buildings, which are named by colors, are surrounded by gardens. The majority of programs and services operate at Campus II, such as the Traineeship Center, the Juridical Practices Center, school-clinics and the Analytical Center.