University of Paraíba Valley (Universidade do Vale do Paraíba, Univap) is a private university in São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.
In 40 years, the Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (University of Paraíba Valley) or, as it is more popularly known, Univap, has involved from a small, local law school into a major, multifaceted university of quality and renown.
The history of Univap begins with the establishment of the Valeparaibana Teaching Foundation (FVE) in August 1963. The initiative came from prominent community leaders who were concerned with creating a trained labor force and improving the local education and culture and contributing to the city’s progress.
Other courses were added to the curriculum and, in 1982, the FVE was restructured to become the Faculdades Integradas de São José dos Campos. Ten years later, in April 1992, the expanded educational facility was given “university” status and rechristened as Univap.