University of Campinas - UNICAMP - is a leading Brazilian public university that has attained international recognition for excellence through its innovative approach to higher education. 
 
The Institute of Computing - IC, which celebrated forty years of existence in 2009, was the first academic institution in Brazil to offer a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. The graduate program was started in 1977 and has earned a reputation for providing exceptional higher education. It offers a stimulating learning and research environment for undergraduate and graduate students through a combination of high-level teaching, individual studies, high quality supervision and international opportunities of collaboration with other research centers.
 
The program is consistently ranked as one of Brazil’s top institutions in providing high-level research, and Master and PhD degrees that carry prestige and professional recognition. Evidence of these facts are over 50 thesis awards, many of which ranked first in the yearly competition promoted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).