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Education | Innovation

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY, TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND EDUCATION

Santa Catarina invests in knowledge and in the development of human resources. With its diversified economy and high employability index, the state is able to absorb the qualified workforce and retain the talents it develops. At all levels, from technical education to higher education, Santa Catarina has an educational infrastructure for continuing to train high-level human resources.

HIGHER EDUCATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

Among higher education graduates in Santa Catarina, 12% are from the Engineering, Production and Construction areas, an index above the national average, of 8%. In 2013, 2,000 Masters Degrees and around 500 doctorates were awarded.

EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE DIRECTED AT DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

84 colleges and Universities, 239 schools and technical education centers, 120 metrology laboratories, 5 technological fleets, 22 technological base incubators and 117 incubated companies.

EDUCATION INDICATORS: SANTA CATARINA IN FIRST PLACE

Highest index of people aged 17 (or older) who have completed High School.

SC: 0.92%

Brazil: 0.79%

Highest percentage of students in schools with IT laboratories with Internet access

SC: 98.73%

Brazil: 86.88%

Lowest unemployment rate among people with 11 years or more of study

SC: 3%

Brasil: 6.6%

Highest schooling rate among 7 and 14 years in Middle School

SC: 98.9%

Brazil: 97.7%
ODM – 2014 / UN

Lowest rate of abandonment of Middle School

SC: 0.7%

Brazil: 2.2%

Lowest illiteracy rate in the Country

3.2%

Source: IBGE, PNAD (2013)

Highest rate of correlation between age and series of students aged 9 and 17 years

SC: 88.7% in 2014

Brazil: 79.6%

ODM – 2014 / UN

Highest rate of literacy among young people aged 15 to 24

SC: 99.6%

Brazil: 98.7%

ODM – 2014 / UN

TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Through a FIESC initiative, the SENAI/SC Innovation and Technology Network was implemented, composed of 10 Institutes, which serve the demands of the Santa Catarina industry with complete solutions through applied research, laboratory services, consultancies and specialized services, with a focus on industrial competition.

SANTA CATARINA IN NATIONAL RANKING:
EDUCATION, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

  • 2nd best Brazilian state in education
  • 4th state with biggest expenditure on Research & Development
  • 5th state in innovation in a study by Economist Intelligence Unit
  • 5th state with highest number of patents and highest number of invention patents
  • 6tth state with biggest expenditure on Science & Technology
  • 9th state with biggest expenditure on Scientific Technical Activities

Large companies recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina - Brazil

The new companies established in Santa Catarina

  • BERNECK

    Berneck is a company with over half a century of history. It is a national benchmark in MDP, MDF, and HDF panels, as well as Pine and Teak Lumber. Berneck has operated in Santa Catarina since 2012 and plans to install a new plant.

    "I, Gilson Berneck, President of the Berneck Group, recommend: Come, invest in Santa Catarina."

  • LS MTRON

    Tractor manufacturers who have spent two years on Brazilian soil. It is an example of the state's potential to attract new businesses. The company is part of the LS Group - the 13th largest business group in South Korea, with annual sales of over US$ 30 billion and more than 21,000 employees worldwide. ?

    "I, James Yoo, President of LS Mtron Brazil, recommend: Invest in Santa Catarina."
  • BMW capa

    BMW

    An example of the success in attracting investment. Automotive company, known worldwide, chooses Santa Catarina as the location of its first factory in Brazil.