FAAP was a small foundation destined to help and develop fine arts in 1947. Today it is considered one of the most important and respected academic institutions in Brazil and houses the following schools: arts, business, communications, law, economics, engineering and computer science; besides FAAP - Graduate School, the Executive MBA (considered one of the best courses in Brazil) and a high school.
With over 13,000 students and 750 current professors, FAAP is also present in the cultural area through the Museum of Brazilian Art and the FAAP theatre.
But it is in the formation of students that Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado stands out in the academic scenario. It is considered an institution that prepares future leaders of the country in business, public, cultural and artistic spheres. Its main mission is to foment both teaching and arts, permitting the student an all round formation as human beings. In the classrooms, professional specialization meets the requirements of modern production, based on new technologies, concepts of productivity and total quality. Besides preparing the youth to fully exercise the citizenship, FAAP is committed to a national project for development and social well being.
São PauloSão Paulo, Brazil5,000 - 20,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in São PauloLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Portuguese, Spanish
FAAP is located in one of the most traditional districts of São Paulo, called Higienópolis. Founded in 1554 by Jesuits priests, São Paulo is the main city of Brazil.
The fourth largest city in the world and the largest of South America, São Paulo was born destined to be the economical and cultural heart of the country. The business, tourism and events place São Paulo as a very important door for “Mercosur” and a straight line to all main cities in the world.
Entertainment and art have the face of São Paulo; there is a feeling of culture everywhere. The city has 223 cinemas, 92 theatres, 11 cultural centers, 70 museums, and a dozen of historical buildings. The five amusements parks and the great number of leisure places are the icons of the city. São Paulo has seven large soccer stadiums and the automobile racecourse of Interlagos, seat of the World Championship of Formula I, the only one in the entire Latin America.