University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos. It is a Brazilian private university. It was founded in 1969. It is maintained by the Doe Association, linked to the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit order founded by Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Its main campus is located in the city of São Leopoldo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and it concentrates around 31 thousand students in 57 postgraduate programs, 16 postgraduate programs (masters and doctorates), in addition to specialists, MBA and specific training courses. Currently, he has around 240 searches going on. The teaching framework consists of more than 950 professors – 86% of whom are professors, doctors and postdocs, a percentage above the Brazilian average.
The Unisinos Library is one of the largest in Latin America, with more than 700,000 volumes. The university also has a radio: Unisinos FM and a television broadcast.
The Museum was inaugurated on July 31, 2006 and is located in Building 6 Unisinos.
Its objective, to reassemble part of the history of the state, said through the materials found and collected in the Paleorrota Geopark by various geology and biology professionals that form a collection of more than eight thousand pieces. And its main objective is to provide an opportunity for practical knowledge, both for the geology course and for the biology course at the University. Since the material found in the museum is also studied by other universities. The museum contains exclusive samples of minerals, rocks and fossils that tell the early history of Rio Grande do Sul.
Visits must be scheduled in advance. The visits are aimed at professionals, businessmen, high school students, students and interested hobbyists.
The university has contributed to the preservation and scientific research of the city’s paleontological sites and the paleorrota geopark.