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Jun 27 2012

NYIT Creates Alliance with Brazilian University to Offer Dual Degree Programs

NYIT Creates Alliance with Brazilian University to Offer Dual Degree Programs

New York, N.Y. (June 27, 2012) — New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), a leader in 21st-century global education, today entered into an academic cooperation agreement with Centro Universitário da FEI (Fundacao Educacional Inaciana Pe. Saboia de Medeiros), a private non-profit institution accredited by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. The agreement, intended to promote academic exchange and cooperation between the two universities, will launch dual degree programs in engineering and management beginning in January 2013. 

The academic cooperation agreement was executed in a signing ceremony by NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., and FEI Rector, Professor Fabio do Prado. It represents the first such collaboration for FEI with a U.S. institution, and NYIT’s most recent alliance with a university in Brazil, the world’s sixth largest economy.

“We are pleased to be entering into this agreement, marking the latest step in NYIT’s effort to prepare our students to be global citizens,” said President Guiliano. He noted that the alliance helps augment a “21st-century connected and networked higher education community and furthers our commitment to prepare graduates for highly competitive careers in the global economy.”   

"This is our first agreement with a U.S. institution that includes dual degree undergraduate and graduate programs and it marks the strong trend of internationalization of the FEI University," said Dr. Prado. He also mentioned that, "this initiative fulfills the mission of FEI in educating citizens that value people and encourages dialogue among different cultures."

Currently, the respective academic departments of both universities are working to finalize the curriculum for three dual degree offerings. These include: dual undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or engineering management through FEI’s Engineering Department and NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; dual bachelor of business administration (B.B.A.) degrees through FEI’s Department of Business and Computer Science and NYIT’s School of Management; and, dual master’s degrees offered through each graduate school of FEI in cooperation with relevant NYIT departments or schools.   

About NYIT

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including: architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit

About FEI

FEI University is a non-profit institution, oriented by the Company of Jesus and with Jesuit inspiration, focused on offering students a comprehensive academic education focused on technologies, corporate activities, and valuing people. Its principal mission is to provide its students with knowledge by all necessary means, in order to build a developed, humane and just society.

A high-profile faculty/staff and course structure strongly focused on theoretical knowledge and experimental and practical activities provide students with excellent conditions for development in their areas of study.

FEI University has two campuses in São Paulo (Brazil), and offers undergraduate courses of business administration, engineering and computer science, as well as master’s and doctorate courses in business administration, master’s and doctorate courses in electrical engineering, and master’s courses in mechanical engineering. In addition, FEI University also offers a number of Lato Sensu graduate courses focused on management and technology. 

FEI University is a reference both in teaching and research in business administration, engineering and computer science, with 9,000 students attending its campuses. More than 50,000 professionals have received a degree from FEI. They stand out in the labor market because of their technical, scientific, and humanistic formation. For more information, visit 


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