Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro
Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca
|Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro|
|Escola Técnica Nacional; Escola Normal de Artes e Ofícios Wenceslau Brás|
|Motto||Um olhar para o futuro: Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Rio de Janeiro|
Motto in English
|A look to the future: Federal Technological University of Rio de Janeiro|
|Type||Public university system, Federal|
|Affiliation||Ministry of Education|
|Endowment||321.044.301,00 (Treasure Union in 2016)|
|Chancellor||Carlos Henrique Figueiredo Alves|
|Campus||8 campuses: Maracanã, Maria da Graça, Nova Iguaçu, Valença, Petrópolis, Itaguaí, Angra dos Reis and Nova Friburgo|
|Colors||Blue, White and Gray (yellow occasionally)|
The Federal Center for Technological Education "Celso Suckow da Fonseca", also known as Federal Center for Technological Education of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca or Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica do Rio de Janeiro, CEFET/RJ) is one of the most traditional Brazilian federal educational institution subordinated to the Brazilian Ministry of Education. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate level courses in addition to its sought-after technical high school courses.
The school's education is focused in the engineering fields of mechanics, information technology, electronics, telecommunication, metallurgy, petrochemical and electrical.
The history of CEFET/RJ
In Brazil, the Federal Centers of Technical Education (CEFETs) reflect an evolution of a kind of educational institution that in the 20th century helped to industrialize the country. The history of these centers is connected to the origin of professional education in Brazil going back to 1909 when President Nilo Peçanha mandated the creation of the apprenticeship Schools in every Brazilian state capital vis-à-vis providing free elementary and professional education.
The institution we know as CEFET/RJ started in 1917 as the Escola Normal de Artes e Ofícios Wenceslau Brás. In 1919 the school moved under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. After the reformulation of the Ministry of Education in 1937 it became part of the network of professionalizing schools maintained by the Federal Government.
The school was also known as:
Escola Tecnica Nacional, Escola Tecnica Federal da Guanabara (1965)
Escola Tecnica Federal Celso Suckow da Fonseca (in 1967, as a posthumous homage to its first director)
Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca (1978)
There are 15 post-graduation courses, being 7 lato sensu (specialization) and 8 stricto sensu (master's and doctor's degrees).
The CEFET/RJ have 8 campi in 7 different cities in the Rio de Janeiro State.
- Maracanã, the main campus, bases in the neighborhood of Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro City
- Maria da Graça, the second campus in the Rio de Janeiro City, in the Maria da Graça neighborhood.
- Angra dos Reis, in the city with the same name.
- Itaguaí, in the city with the same name.
- Nova Friburgo, in the city with the same name.
- Nova Iguaçu, in the city with the same name.
- Petrópolis, in the city with the same name.
- Valença, in the city with the same name.
- "Transparência Pública: Execução Orçamentária - Consulta por Programa de Governo" (PDF). Retrieved 15 Jan 2017.
- Official Page CEFET-RJ (in Portuguese)
- CEFET/RJ - Seu Tempo e sua História (Extensive YouTube Video about the CEFET RJ History in Portuguese)
- CEFET-RJ campus at 229 Maracanã Ave. to the right of the Estádio do Maracanã (Maracanã Stadium) : Google maps aerial view.