The Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA) is located in Catanduva, a city with 122,000 inhabitants situated in the northwest of the State of São Paulo (350 km from São Paulo), one of the most prosperous regions with the best quality of life in Brazil. The weather is pleasant and sunny and the city is known for its beautiful and colorful “ipê” trees, which bloom from June to November.
Teaching, research, extension and social responsibility are understood as fields of academic activity of Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA). With over fifty years of experience in the health and education, Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA) is an institution maintained by Padre Albino Foundation, a philanthropic legal entity, founded on March 27, 1968. Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA) has two campuses and offers nine undergraduate courses; besides to postgraduate courses; medical residency and continuing education.
On the main campus the offered courses are Agronomic Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Education, Medicine School Nursing School and Pedagogy. On the second campus, called the São Francisco Campus, two undergraduate courses are offered: Business and Law School.
Living spaces, teaching and computer laboratories with modern facilities, two university hospitals, libraries with specialized collections in the areas of health, education, human and agricultural sciences, specific environments for learning legal and business practices, health, sports and leisure, make part of the academic and administrative context experienced by the students of the courses offered by Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA).
In the area of health, the Padre Albino Foundation maintains two hospitals: Padre Albino Hospital and Emílio Carlos Hospital, besides the institution dedicated to assisting the elderly named Recanto Monsenhor Albino. The constant investment made by the Padre Albino Foundation in structure, technology and staff makes the Padre Albino and Emilio Carlos Hospitals, centers of reference in procedures of medium and high complexity, including the Burn Intensive Unit and Oncology Services (Catanduva Cancer Hospital).
Padre Albino University Center (UNIFIPA) has also an Experimental and Clinical Research Center where postgraduate and multicenter research projects are developed.