São Paulo metropolitan area
UFABC is a brand new Brazilian public university. Located in the industrial belt of São Paulo – Brazil’s largest city – in an area known as ABC. Founded in 2006, the UFABC already established a reputation for high-level interdisciplinary research and teaching, being top ranked in several aspects.
Interdisciplinarity is a key concept at UFABC – has been discussed since the second half of the last century, when a strong need for redeeming the integrity of knowledge led to this approach, which consists of combining efforts from a variety of disciplines to deal with some scientific or technological problem.
Research and innovation are also another pillars of the university. The UFABC is considered, in several ranks, the most international university in Brazil. It is also the Brazilian university with bigger publication impact with roughly a quarter of the publications in the 10% more cited publications worldwide, according to the SIR World Report, from the Scimagoir rank.
See an article plubished in The Guardian (UK) about UFABC.