Higher Education in Brazil | Unisul - Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Higher Education in Brazil

Unisul is open facility to provide education for life. The University offers e-learning and In-Class courses.

The courses features and their levels meet the Standards set by Ministério da Educação (Ministry of Education) MEC, which guides the University all through their activities.

In-Class Teaching

Unisul offers dialogue through research, teaching and extension courses provided with knowledge acquired inside and outside the teaching facilities. It holds practices and resources among the levels and teaching areas and their specific knowledge.

In-class courses offers undergraduation programs (Master’s, Bachelor’s and technologist degrees), graduation (Specialization and MBA, Masters and Doctor’s degrees) short time courses (Sequential and Extension).


E-learning courses make access towards education more flexible, enabling people to adapt to their studies in connection to their needs and routines.

E-learning courses offer courses such as (Master’s, Master’s. Technologist and Teaching Training Courses) Graduation (Specialization) and short time courses (Sequential and Extension), providing teaching-learning practices such as:

  • Modern communication and information technologies;
  • Course didactics material used in a different fashion and formatted in accordance with Unisul Virtual Methodology (portuguese website);
  • In-class support all over Brazil;
  • Own virtual Learning space which strengthens increase in knowledge.

Education in Brazil according to MEC

The Brazilian Education System back in 1960 was provided by the Government model and followed by all the States and Counties. As soon as the first Law on Education Basis and Guidelines (LDB-EBG) was approved, the State and County Institutions were given more autonomy and thus depending less on MEC.

In 1968, with LDB-EBG in charge of high-level teaching, a university reform took place and guaranteed scientific-didactic, disciplinary, administrative and financial autonomy to all universities either private ones or those run by the government.

Back in 2007 when Education Development Plan (EDP) was launched, MEC reinforced the education systemic vision, provided with integrated actions without any disputes regarding space or financing, where investing in basic education means investing in both high level and Professional education.