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UFTM is an autarchy recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. It was first founded as the Medicine School of Triangulo Mineiro and authorized to operate according to Decree nº 35.249 dated March 24th, 1954. The Medicine School was transformed into a Federal University through the Law nº 3856 dated February 18th 1960.

UFTM is based in Uberaba, in the state of Minas Gerais, and also has a campus in the city of Iturama. UFTM is an educational institution qualified to train citizens on a scientific and humanistic basis. Citizens who are professionally competent and skilled to intervene in the environment in which they live, thus, contributing to the transformation of the socioeconomic, cultural, technical and scientific reality of the region, of the state and of the country itself.

Traditionally recognized for its state-of-the-art education in health, UFTM has expanded the majors´ offer to multiple areas of knowledge. Currently there are 6,996 students attending UFTM, of which 5,731 are engaged in undergraduate majors, 938 are attending graduate programs and 327 students are engaged in vocational programs.

Chronological References:

  • 1953    Foundation of the Medicine School of Triangulo Mineiro – (FMTM in portuguese)
  • 1954    Medicine School is authorized to start its activities
  • 1960    Medicine School becomes a Federal Institution
  • 1972    FMTM is transformed into a Federal Autarchy
  • 1982    Inauguration of the headquarters of Hospital Escola
  • 1990    Implementation of CEFORES (Special training center in Health)
  • 2005    FMTM is transformed into Federal University of Triangulo Mineiro – UFTM
  • 2007    Statute is adopted
  • 2007     Inauguration of Unit II – Educational Center
  • 2009     Inauguration of Unit III – Univerdecidade
  • 2010     General Rules of Procedure is adopted
  • 2015     Iturama University Campus is created

UFTM's mission is:

“To act towards knowledge development, diffusion and promotion and towards the training of conscious professionals who are committed to the socio-economic, cultural and technological development, providing improvement in the life quality of the population.”



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