Federal University of Lavras


About This Partner

Founded in 1908 under the motto of the Gammon Institute (“Dedicated to the glory of God and Human Progress”), the Agricultural School of Lavras came to be called the Higher School of Agriculture of Lavras (ESAL) in 1938. Federalization occurred in 1963. It was in 1994 that the institution became a university, now known as the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA).  UFLA's core teaching, research, extension and service provision focuses on one of the most strategic areas for every nation - Agrarian Sciences - which, among other important aspects, deals with the production of food, wood, fibers, medicines and renewable energy, always facing the challenge of exploring natural resources in harmony with environmental preservation. More recently, UFLA has established programs in Education, Medicine and Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Materials) while continuing its project of strengthening and consolidating also in the areas of exact, human and health sciences.


Memorandum of Understanding

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Universidade Federal de Lavras - UFLA - Aquenta Sol, Lavras - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil