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Universidade Federal da Bahia

Universidade Federal da Bahia Avenue Adhemar de Barros, s/nº - Ondina Salvador,
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 The Federal University of Bahia – UFBA – is an institution part of the Brazilian Federal System of Higher Education, based in the city of Salvador, State of Bahia, where it offers 93 graduation courses and 123 post-graduation courses (master’s and doctorate), with approximately 39.000 registered students. Besides its headquarters, UFBA has a campus in the city of Vitória da Conquista – Bahia, which offers 7 graduation courses and 4 post-graduation courses, with about 1.000 registered students.

It is the eldest university of the region, acting in all fields of knowledge and with an important role in the education of qualified professionals with notable performance in academic research and extension, contributing to the scientific, technologic, artistic and cultural development, and reconciling an expanding international insertion and strong engagement in the commitment to the social, local and regional demands.

The Federal University of Bahia is oriented by a set of values, which guarantee the fulfillment of its institutional objectives, as discriminated in its Institutional Development Plan – PDI, available at https://proplan.ufba.br/documentacao-legislacao/pdi:

·       Inseparability between tuition, research and extension

·       Search for excellence in its activities and objectives

·       Respect to diversity and engagement against all forms of intolerance and discrimination

·       Intellectual openness and rigor, creativity and search for innovation

·       Valuing of people, dialogue, transparency and stimulation of cooperation

·       Respect to history and openness to contemporaneity

·       Ethical rigor in its decisions and actions

·       Search for equity in the access and permanence in the university

·       Pluralism of ideas, promotion of democratic values and citizenship

·       Commitment to the social transformation

·       Public, free and autonomous character for the university

·       Sustainability and environmental responsibility

A panorama of its dimensions and main activities performed in the last 70 years, ‘UFBA IN NUMBERS RETROSPECTIVE: SPECIAL 70 YEARS’, may be accessed at:




University Highlights

Total students - 42,633


Total faculty staff - 2,629


Total students - 42,633


Total faculty staff - 2,629

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