About IMT


MISSION: "Our mission is to promote excellence in Education, Research and Continuing Studies by guiding our community to entrepreneurial and innovative actions, creating opportunities for each member to take an active role in their personal and professional development, and striving to be a positive influence on society."

Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia (IMT) is a private, non-profit organization that serves a public purpose.

Founded on December 11, 1961 in São Paulo, Brazil, the IMT maintains a Centro Universitário/University Center* and a Research and Testing Center in two different campuses: São Paulo and São Caetano do Sul.

Covering an area of 130,000 square meters, the São Caetano do Sul Campus is located at 1 Praça Mauá - approximately 12 kilometers from São Paulo city center - and serves as the headquarters for both the University Center and the Research Center.

The University Center offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Design and Engineering, as well as various graduate programs in the same disciplines.

São Paulo campus also offers several graduate programs in Business and Project Management and Engineering.

*"Centro Universitário" is a credential given by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) to Higher Education Institutions that offer courses and research programs in multiple areas of knowledge and are characterized by: the excellence of the teaching provided, a faculty with higher level qualifications  and leading academic work and research - according to the standards established by the Ministry of Education.


Our faculty consists of around 350 professors - 47% of them hold a PhD, 48% hold a Master's degree, and 5% are subject-matter experts.

The University Center supports its faculty members in postgraduate and research programs in Brazil and abroad. We have agreements in place with national and international Higher Education Institutions to develop scientific and technological research activities.