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The most convenient way to reach São Carlos-SP is to arrive at São Paulo airport (Guarulhos International Airport, GRU). Roads: SP-310 - Rodovia Washington Luís - 230 km from São Paulo.

The excellent infrastructure of São Carlos Federal University (UFSCar) was a predominant factor for our decision to hold the X Brazilian Meeting of Chemical Ecology in São Carlos city. All Symposium activities are expected to be concentrated at São Carlos Federal University, the main symposium site.

Situated 230 kilometers from the Capital in the center of São Paulo state lay the city of São Carlos. It has a population of approximately 244 thousand inhabitants and is known as the Capital of Technology. A specialized magazine considered São Carlos one of the best cities in Brazil in terms of an excellent standard of living. The items that were evaluated were the quality of teaching (maximum points were achieved in the requirement for universities), urban infra-structure, security and career prospects among others. The local community is proud of the high number of researches in the city.

About UFSCar

The São Carlos Federal University was created in 1968 and was the first federal institution of higher education founded in the countryside of São Paulo State. The University stands out for its high level of qualification of its faculties: 96.1% are Doctors or Master's degree and 95.81% of the teachers develop teaching, research and extension in exclusive dedication system. The University has four campuses: São Carlos, Araras, Sorocaba and Lagoa do Sino. São Carlos Campus has 300 laboratories, one library, one clinic, two theaters, nine lecture halls, 12 auditoriums, one gymnasium, one sports park, seven courts, two pools, one university restaurant, four snack bars, 124 classrooms and 672 vacancies internal and external student housing. Araras Campus has 28 laboratories divided between teaching and research, 22 classrooms, one library, one clinic, one amphitheater, one court, one aquatic center, one university restaurant, one snack bar and 33 external vacancies in student housing.

Sorocaba Campus has 44 laboratories, one library, one clinic, two auditoriums, one sports court, one university restaurant, one snack bar, 29 classrooms, one football field with running track and 80 external vacancies of student housing. Lagoa do Sino Campus, created in 2014, has ten laboratories, one computer lab, one library, one university restaurant, one snack bar and eleven classrooms. The 48 academic departments of the University are divided in eight Centers: Agrarian Sciences, Biological and Health Sciences, Management and Technology Sciences, Science and Technology for Sustainability, Exact and Technology Sciences, Humanities and Biological Sciences, Education and Human Sciences and Natural Sciences.

UFSCar offers 62 courses with 2,757 vacancies for undergraduate courses. In addition, it has 47 graduate programs, eight Professional Master's courses, 41 academic Master's, 27 Doctorates and 95 specialization courses. In the extension scope, UFSCar offers 1,355 extension activities and 311 programs. It also offers an average of 80 Curricular Integration Activity between Teaching, Research and Outreach (Aciepes) per year.

There are a total of 24,825 students registered at the University: 12,338 in undergraduate courses; 1,584 in distance education; 369 are students of Professional Master's; 1,915 of Master's; 1,690 Doctorates; and 6,929 of Specialization courses.

Conference venue

São Carlos Federal University, São Carlos-SP, CPqMAE Building – Research Center for Advanced Materials and Energy (UFSCar).