Who we are?

History and purposes

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) was founded on December 20th, 1944. The institution's initial objectives were aimed at training qualified professionals in the field of public administration and companies. FGV's history is marked by its pioneering nature, having been responsible for Brazil’s first undergraduate, master’s, and PhD courses in public administration.

Following the growth and modernization strategy outlined for the institution, FGV soon became a national reference, also developing postgraduate courses in accounting, education, economics, and psychology. 

Centro cultural

Currently, FGV remains at the forefront of research and is a reference in Brazil and in the world regarding excellence in teaching, qualified personnel, and high-quality resources.  

The Foundation contributes to and encourages Brazilian development, having indexes that serve as reference and help in the analysis of the country's economic situation. In addition, it fosters scientific research in various segments, which communicate with themes and questions highlighted within society. 

With top academic performance and international recognition, FGV disseminates knowledge and prepares professionals for the labor market.



Numbers of students

Every year, more than 100,000 students attend FGV's executive and continuing education programs. In 2022, we had 5,980 students taking FGV’s undergraduate courses, 2,749 students as master’s candidates, and 600 students as PhD candidates. 
That same year, 350 foreign students attended FGV's undergraduate, master's and doctoral courses. The number of Brazilian students sent to do exchanges abroad was 529


Number of professors

Fundação Getúlio Vargas has a faculty of approximately 800 professionals. Those who study at FGV have the opportunity to learn from renowned professors and researchers who apply modern didactics and teaching methods that prepare our students for the new challenges of the market.