The Earth Sciences and Exact Sciences Institute (IGCE) of Unesp has its origins in the former School of Philosophy, Sciences and Languages of Rio Claro, created in 1958. To the excellence of the education provided, a tradition of more than fourty years can be added, with an infrastructure that guarantees to the students full conditions in order that they develop in the theoretical and practical aspects of each course.


The graduation courses provided by IGCE are: Computer Sciences: aims at training professionals with comprehensive knowledge;
Environmental Engineering: seeks to confer skills and abilities to enable the student to identify, formulate, and solve problems;
Physics: aims at training professionals to work as teachers, join graduation programs or work as physicists in companies, hospitals, and institutes;
Geography: provides an excellent theoretical basis, supported by practical activities at the laboratories;
Geology: is characterized by an intense practical activity at laboratories and in didactic tours;
Mathematics: provides solid theoretical training to work as a teacher, in research projects or in computing technology companies, telecommunications, and electronic industries.


Extension and continued education courses include from techniques and training sessions in the use of specifi c software to themes of environmental, astrophysical, mathematical, and social nature. The projects related to the provision of services to the community are destined both to elementary and high schools and to public and private companies of different sizes. The academic centers promote Study Weeks, with guests who give mini courses and lectures.


Created in 1989, The Environmental Analysis and Planning Center (Ceap) is an auxiliary unit that studies, assesses, and manages environmental problems of sectoral or regional nature. This center counts with the competence of researchers and technicians specialized in the use of advanced technologies in the geoprocessing sector. The Environmental Study Center (CEA) is a complementary unit of Unesp, connected to the IGCE, that brings together specialists of several sectors of the environment field. Its activities are targeted at the management of water resources and public policies, including environmental law.


▪ Undergraduation: Computer Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Physics, Geography, Geology, and Mathematics
▪ Graduation: Mathematics Education, Physics, Earth Sciences and Environment, Regional Geography, and Geology
▪ Physical space: 1,155,147.79 m² (with the Biosciences Institute)/ Santana Campus – Services: 20,901.46 m²
▪ Constructed area: 35,030.92 m²/ Santana Campus: 7,272.78 m²
▪ 1,323 undergraduate students
▪ 607 graduate students
▪ 137 professors
▪ 214 technical-administrative servants

Earth Sciences and Exact Sciences Institute

Av. 24-A, 1515 CP 199
CEP: 13506-900
Phone: (55) 19 3526-9011


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