The Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB) was born in a region that carries a rich history of cultural encounters, contradictions and exchanges. UFRB is part of this history and recognizes itself as such, because it is the result of the aspirations and mobilizations of local communities. Therefore, it is also heir of the cultural traditions of resistance from the people of the Recôncavo. But, as a place shared by encounters and diversity, the Recôncavo has always been a fertile terrain for inventions and reinventions. So, it is not by chance that one of UFRB’s first commitments is the invention of another perspective of development that promotes improvement in the quality of people’s lives and that foments the full exercise of their human capacities.
Founded in 2005, UFRB campuses are located in the cities of Amargosa, Cachoeira, Cruz das Almas, Feira de Santana, Santo Amaro, Santo Antônio de Jesus and São Félix. In a region of great historical and cultural significance to Brazil, UFRB is an expression of knowledge for this place, having social inclusion and academic excellence as goals, where knowledge is seen as an instrument for the promotion of equality and strengthening of the people and society.