USP is an eighty-year old university with recognized activity in teaching and research, and which has been elected the best university in Latin America in the last two years, according to QS ranking. It has campuses in 8 cities. The Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC-USP) is located in São Carlos, a city with 230,000 inhabitants, located 230 km north of São Paulo. São Carlos is a university town, safe, with reasonable cost of living and has another important public university. There are two main areas in the campus of USP-São Carlos and ICMC is one of the most important Brazilian institutions with activities in the fields of computer science, informatics, mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics, acting both in the development of scientific research and human resource training.
ICMC-USP offers eight undergraduate courses and five graduate programs, beside that the program of Computer Science and Computational Mathematics is rated 6 and the Mathematics program is rated 7, out of 7, according to Ministry of Education (CAPES) evaluation.
Following the university guidelines, ICMC-USP has been putting a lot of effort in an internationalization program of its activities, and offers academic mobility programs and collaborative research to its community. These programs are extended to various foreign partners.
The International Relations Committee (CRInt) deals with the international relations at ICMC-USP, and is composed by faculty members and specialized staff.
ICMC-USP was created in 1971 and its origin goes back to old departments of the School of Engineering of São Carlos. Today, it has a built area of 14.000 m² in two areas of the USP-São Carlos. There are four academic departments, with nearly 150 researchers, 99% of which with a PhD degree. In addition to its undergraduate and graduate courses, ICMC offers disciplines to other academic units on the campus: the Institutes of Architecture and Urbanism, Physics, Chemistry and the School of Engineering of São Carlos.
To support its activities, ICMC-USP has a technical and administrative staff, with about 110 qualified members, working in a pleasant atmosphere, with modern facilities and a great infrastructure: multimedia classrooms, seminar rooms, two auditoriums and a high-quality library, with about 140,000 volumes and over 23,000 journal titles. The computer park includes 2,000 high-performance machines and some clusters. USP received an international award Citrix Innovation Award 2013 for the project Cloud USP, which created one of the largest cloud environments in Latin America.
Development of community activities and partnerships with society
In addition to the usual activities of teaching and research, ICMC-USP has been extending its activities to the community and developed partnership with society, local governments, state and federal agencies, private associations and NGOs to perform actions with broad impact and reach. Some of these activities involve partnerships with international institutions.
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CRInt-ICMC, USP-São Carlos
Av. Trabalhador São-Carlense 400, C.P. 668, 13560-970 São Carlos SP, Brasil
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Avenida Trabalhador São-carlense, 400 - Centro
CEP: 13566-590 - São Carlos - SP
55 (16) 3373-9700
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