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Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Árido
university in Brazil
The Federal Rural University of the Semi-arid Region, mostly known as UFERSA, in Brazil, was created on August 1st 2005 by Law No 11.155, which transformed the Superior School of Agronomy of Mossoró (ESAM) into a Federal University. ESAM was a municipal Higher Education Institution created on April 18th 1967 by Decree No 03/67 and incorporated to the federal educational system as a Governmental agency under special regime by Decree No 1036, on October 21st 1969. Nowadays, UFERSA has reached a 4 general index course (IGC), according to the Brazilian Ministry of Education.Throughout Higher Education specific activities, UFERSA seeks to contribute to regional development by creating alternatives and solutions for local problems, especially those affecting people and Caatinga ecosystem.
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