For 27 years in the market, UNICARIOCA consolidated its position as an institution concerned with the quality of education, employability and accessibility to Higher Education, offering quality services, with affordable prices, and obtained in the last evaluations of the Ministry of Education (MEC) for the fifth year in a row, considered the best University Center in Rio de Janeiro.
It started as Faculdade Carioca de Informática in 1990, with headquarters in Botafogo and only 70 students. Today there are more than 14 thousand students, distributed in four districts in Rio de Janeiro: Rio Comprido, Méier, Bento Ribeiro and Jacarepaguá. From the beginning, the focus was on training ethical and competent professionals, for an increasingly demanding and globalized labor market.
In the last four years, it has tripled in size, expanded the offer of undergraduate courses, now with 17 undergraduate courses, expanded postgraduate courses, implemented undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In addition, it reduced dropout by 25%, with programs such as academic reinforcement and individualized learning orientation. In more than two decades, UNICARIOCA transformed thousands of lives through Education.
Always dedicated to excellence in teaching, it guarantees everyone the opportunity to be included in the job market with all the necessary tools for their competitiveness.
UNICARIOCA is focused on the emerging middle class of the last decade, with students who dream of becoming prominent in the labor market. In general, they are students from families who believe in the potential and investment in Education as a factor of life transformation. Therefore, the university center invests in offering affordable and quality educational solutions, focusing on the study, management and application of new technologies. The institution offers the student body the opportunity to be included in the job market, guaranteeing all the necessary tools for competitiveness. Recently, core competencies have been included in the curriculum for professionals in all careers, such as leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, ethics and socio-environmental responsibility. UNICARIOCA also offers academic reinforcement classes, such as Portuguese, Mathematics and Physics, which are also open to the community, and seek to offer career guidance and student self-esteem.
The institution, which has 85% of the faculty comprised of Masters and Doctors, offers traditional Undergraduate, Distance and Technological courses, as well as Master and Postgraduate courses that offer an excellent opportunity for preparation, recycling and improvement for those who wish entering or re-entering the labor market.
According to the last General Index of Courses of the institution (IGC), released by MEC, UNICARIOCA was considered the best university center of the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. The study measures students' performance in the National Student Performance Exam (Enade), how much the course adds knowledge to the student and input variables - teaching staff, infrastructure and didactic-pedagogical organization.
To train ethical and competent professionals for the labor market, offering accessible and quality educational services, valuing the employability of the graduates and contributing to the sustainable development of the Carioca society and of the Country.
To be a University Center of reference in Higher Education, focusing on student training, working with qualified professionals, adequate infrastructure and critical and active pedagogical models, contributing to the improvement of Education and to the sustainable development of the Carioca society and the Country.
- Social inclusion
- Social and Environmental Responsibility
- Transformative Education
- Democratic and participatory management
UNICARIOCA and Rio
UNICARIOCA is a university center located in Rio de Janeiro, with units / poles distributed in 4 different districts of the municipality: Rio Comprido, Méier, Bento Ribeiro and Jacarepaguá.
Founded on the same day as the anniversary of the city of Rio de Janeiro - on March 1st, UNICARIOCA has not only the "carioca" brand in its name but also its "carioca" way: modern, dynamic, innovative, always in evolution.
The educational, scientific, cultural and social UNICARIOCA of UNICARIOCA is aligned with the challenges and demands of the city of Rio de Janeiro and is therefore recognized for the relevant contribution in the training of ethical and competent professionals for an increasingly demanding job market and globalized.
This school offers programs in:
- Portuguese (Brazil)