The Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE) is a public university in the Brazilian state of Ceará. It is the second largest university in Ceará and the eighth best state university in Brazil.
Established in 1975, UECE is the largest state university of Ceará. It is involved in teaching, research and science outreach in many areas of knowledge. Its structure consists of a network of campuses that privileges the courses aimed at the training of teachers. The undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Accounting and Psychology are among the best in the country according to Students Performance National Exam (Enade).It has ten campuses, two of them in Fortaleza (the main campus is called Campus do Itaperi). The other campuses are in the cities of Quixadá, Itapipoca, Crateús, Limoeiro do Norte, Iguatu, Tauá and Pacoti.
Fortaleza is the capital of the Brazilian state of Ceará. It's known for its beaches, which are punctuated by red cliffs, palm trees, dunes and lagoons. The popular beach neighborhood of Praia de Iracema hosts lively nightclubs, restaurants and the Tourism Center, a former 19th-century jail with craft shops in the cells. It's also home to the Museum of Art and Popular Culture.
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