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The Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB) was created in a region that carries a rich history of cultural encounters, contradictions and exchanges. UFRB is part of this history and recognizes itself as such, because it is the result of the aspirations and mobilizations of local communities. Therefore, it is also heir of the cultural traditions of resistance from the people of the Recôncavo. But, as a place shared by encounters and diversity, the Recôncavo has always been a fertile terrain for inventions and reinventions. So, it is not by chance that one of UFRB’s first commitments is the invention of another perspective of development that promotes improvement in the quality of people’s lives and that foments the full exercise of their human capacities.

Founded in 2005, UFRB campuses  are located in the cities of Amargosa, Cachoeira, Cruz das Almas, Feira de Santana, Santo Amaro, Santo Antônio de Jesus and São Félix. In a region of great historical and cultural significance to Brazil, UFRB is an expression of knowledge for this place, having social inclusion and academic excellence as goals, where knowledge is seen as an instrument for the promotion of equality and strengthening of the people and society.

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Recôncavo da Bahia

The legacy of struggle against intolerance is also a cultural trait of the peoples who formed the society of the Recôncavo.
The legacy of struggle against intolerance is also a cultural trait of the peoples who formed the society of the Recôncavo.

In portuguese, the word “Recôncavo” is used to refer to the ground around any bay. In Brazil, it became vinculated to the region that surrounds the Baía de Todos os Santos. When the Portuguese monarchy decided to definitively occupy the territory that later would be named Brazil, the Recôncavo was the first region to be systematically colonized.

In 1549, when the city of Salvador was founded, the idea was to build a fortress city that could support the occupation of the territory, following the course of the great Paraguaçu, Jaguaripe and Subaé rivers. The first villagers settled close to the shoals formed on the banks of these rivers, especially where navigation was possible . Later, the settlements gave origin to the cities of Cachoeira, São Félix, São Francisco do Conde, Maragojipe, Santo Amaro, Jaguaripe and Nazaré das Farinhas.

When the first waves of Portuguese settlers arrived in the region, they encountered diverse indigenous peoples and cultures. Their crossing contributed profoundly to the cultural formation of the Recôncavo: traits of indigenous culture are present in eating habits, religiosity and customs, as well as in the names Muritiba, Murutuba, Capivari, Paraguaçu and Iguape, which, still today, identify the local topography.

The Africans came later. The meeting of ethnicities, languages, customs and religiosity took place in the Recôncavo, and was later repeated in other places of Brazil. In the region, they created alliances and established cultural exchanges that shaped the ways of living and feeling of local people.

By the end of the nineteenth century, Africans and their descendants already represented the majority of the population in the Recôncavo - nearly 70 percent of the local population were black and mestizo. Here exuberant forms of Afro-Brazilian Catholicism emerged. The feasts of saints, gods and goddesses are animated with lots of music, dancing, food and drinks, because popular Catholicism has incorporated an important feature of African religious traditions: the celebration of life.

It was in this region where different African, Indigenous and Portuguese peoples met that a culturally complex and diverse society emerged. This cultural encounter took place in a context of social conflicts and inequalities. The diversity of this encounter - not always friendly - is still present today in the ways of living and in the beliefs of the local people. Thus, the legacy of the fight against intolerance is also a cultural trait of the peoples who formed the society of the Recôncavo.

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Undergraduate

undergraduate 2021

CourseDegreeCenterCity
Agronomic Engineering Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Animal Science Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Bachelors in Mathematics Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Biology  Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Biology  Licenciate CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Chemistry  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Civil Engineering Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Computer Engineering Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Electrical Engineering Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Energy and Sustainability interdisciplinary  Bachelor CETENS Feira de Santana
Exact and Technological Science  Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Film and Media Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Fishery Engineering Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Forest Engineering Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
History  Licenciate CAHL Cachoeira
Interdisciplinary Bachelors in Culture, Languages, and Applied Technologies Bachelor CECULT Santo Amaro
Interdisciplinary Bachelors in Health Bachelor CCS Santo Antônio de Jesus
Languages, Libras and Foreign Language  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Mathematics  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Mathematics (Online Education) Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Medicine Bachelor CCS Santo Antônio de Jesus
Museology Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Nursing Bachelor CCS Santo Antônio de Jesus
Nutrition Bachelor CCS Santo Antônio de Jesus
Pedagogy  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Philosophy  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Physical Education  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Physics  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Psychology Bachelor CCS Santo Antônio de Jesus
Public Management Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Publicity and Propaganda Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Rural Education with habilitation in Agricultural Sciences  Licenciate CFP Amargosa
Rural Education with habilitation in Mathematics and Natural Sciences  Licenciate CETENS Feira de Santana
Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Bachelor CETEC Cruz das Almas
Social Communication - Journalism Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Social Sciences Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Social Sciences Licenciate CAHL Cachoeira
Social Service  Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira
Technology in Agroecology Technical CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Technology in Management of Cooperatives Technical CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Veterinary Medicine Bachelor CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Visual Arts Bachelor CAHL Cachoeira

Graduate

undergraduate 2021

CourseDegreeCenterCity
Agricultural Engineering Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Agricultural Engineering Doctoral CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Agricultural Microbiology Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Agricultural Sciences Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Agricultural Sciences Doctoral CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Animal and Plant Protection Professional Master  CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Animal Science Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Archeology and Cultural Heritage Master CAHL Cachoeira
Communication Master CAHL Cachoeira
Farming Defense Professional Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
History of African, Diaspora and Indigenous People Master CAHL Cachoeira
Mathematics Professional Master  CETEC Cruz das Almas
Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Public Policy Management and Social Security Professional Master  CCAAB Cruz das Almas
Rural Education Professional Master CFP Amargosa
Social Policy and Territories Master CAHL Cachoeira
Social Sciences Master CAHL Cachoeira
Soil and Ecosystem Quality Master CCAAB Cruz das Almas

Extension

Extension is developed at UFRB as an interaction link with the society, in which academic knowledge meets with other forms of knowledge-making. From a dialogical stance, it aims at forming more qualified and engaged students.

UFRB seeks to intensify university extension by integrating it with other higher education policies. Therefore, extension should provide an interdisciplinary approach, enabling the interaction between technical, ecological, social, economic, cultural and political knowledge, helping to promote development, with special priority in the Recôncavo region.

Research

UFRB received the Highlight of the Year Award in Scientific Initiation and Technology from CNPq, Institutional Merit category 2013.
UFRB received the Highlight of the Year Award in Scientific Initiation and Technology from CNPq, Institutional Merit category 2013.

Scientific research and the generation of knowledge play a key role both in the quality of education and in the regional development. The consolidation of research, technology and innovation adds value to the processes, products and services, setting the knowledge in favor of scientific advancement and social inclusion.

UFRB understands that universities should be a reference in research within the social context, becoming, therefore, a creative center for the community in which it is located. As a consequence, it stimulates the presence and the performance of researchers in the Recôncavo region of Bahia.

Affirmative Actions

Affirmative actions start from the recognition of the plurality of the society.
Affirmative actions start from the recognition of the plurality of the society.

Affirmative actions start from the recognition of the plurality of the society, understanding that all social groups that constitute it have the right of access to public and institutional policies that promote equity.

UFRB made a commitment to assure the access, the permanence and the post-permanence of students from public schools, who declare themselves to be black or mestizo, indigenous or indigenous-descendants, and remnants of quilombos, through the institutional policy of affirmative actions. The principles of this policy are: co-responsibility, mutualism, solidarity and protagonism.

Talk to UFRB

If you would like to speak to UFRB, please use the contact details below:

+55 75 3621-5315

supai@reitoria.ufrb.edu.br

Rua Rui Barbosa, 710 - Centro - Cruz das Almas/BA - 44.380-000

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