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The University of São Paulo (Portuguese: Universidade de São Paulo, USP) is a public university in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. It is the largest Brazilian public university and the country's most prestigious educational institution,[3][4] the best university in Ibero-America,[5][6][7] and holds a high reputation among world universities, being ranked 100 worldwide in reputation by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[8][9][10] USP is involved in teaching, research and university extension in all areas of knowledge, offering a broad range of courses.

The university was founded in 1934, regrouping already existing schools in the state of São Paulo, such as the Faculdade de Direito do Largo de São Francisco (Faculty of Law), the Escola Politécnica (Engineering School) and the Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (College of Agriculture). The university's foundation is marked by the creation in 1934 of the Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras (Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Literature, 1934–1968), and has subsequently created new departments, becoming one of the largest institutions of higher education in Latin America, with approximately 90,000 enrolled students. Currently, it has eleven campuses, four of them in the city of São Paulo.[11] The remaining campuses are in the cities of Bauru, Lorena, Piracicaba, Pirassununga, Ribeirão Preto and two in São Carlos.

Several students from the University of São Paulo have achieved important positions in Brazilian society. It was the alma mater of twelve Brazilian presidents. USP was ranked 19th worldwide in a rank based on the number of alumni who became CEOs in the world's 500 largest companies,[12] and also classed in the top 100 worldwide in the Global Employability University Ranking.[13] In terms of research, USP is Brazil's largest research institution, producing more than 25% of the scientific papers published by Brazilian researchers in high quality conferences and journals.[14] In 2015, out of 36 subjects, the QS World University Rankings ranked USP in the top 50 in eight subjects (including Architecture, Geography, Dentistry, Civil Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Art/Design and Veterinary Science) and in the top 51-100th position in 21 more subjects (including Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical Engineering, Modern Languages, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics). According to the SCImago Institutions Raking 2021, USP was ranked 26º (twenty sixth) worldwide in the first quarter of 2021.[15] Over the years, QS also consistently ranked USP among the top 5 universities in the Latin world.

Project Collaboration

DINOBBIO

The chemical diversity of the flora and fauna of the Brazilian Biomes is revealed by its multiplicity of compound classes and structural types of secondary metabolites from plants, fungi, insects, marine organisms, and bacteria. This extraordinary bio- and chemical diversity can be explored for developing new bioproducts, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food supplements, and agricultural pesticides. DINOBBIO aims to investigate the challenges imposed on building, managing, and consuming Biochemical Knowledge Graphs through Semantic Web Technologies and Machine Learning. DINOBBIO focuses on researching new natural inspired products using Brazilian biodiversity. Read more about DINOBBIO

News

DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium ( 2022-05-02T16:59:37+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-05-02T16:59:37+02:00 by Julia Holze

Dear all,  We are excited to invite you to the 1st DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium, organized on July 6th, 2022 in Leipzig, Germany. Read more about "DBpedia Knowledge Engineering PhD Symposium"

Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2022 ( 2022-04-25T12:24:06+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-04-25T12:24:06+02:00 by Julia Holze

On May 2, 2022 we will organize a tutorial 2.0 at the Knowledge Graph Conference (KGC) 2022. Read more about "Tutorial @ Knowledge Graph Conference 2022"

International Workshop on Data-driven Resilience Research 2022 ( 2022-04-21T14:43:27+02:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-04-21T14:43:27+02:00 by Julia Holze

In the face of continuously changing contextual conditions and ubiquitous disruptive crisis events, the concept of resilience refers to some of the most urgent, challenging, and interesting issues of nowadays society. Read more about "International Workshop on Data-driven Resilience Research 2022"

DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code Program 2022 ( 2022-03-23T14:26:48+01:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-03-23T14:26:48+01:00 by Julia Holze

DBpedia, one of InfAI’s community projects, will be part of the 11th Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. The GSoC program has the goal to bring students from all over the globe into open source software development. Read more about "DBpedia @ Google Summer of Code Program 2022"

DBpedia Tutorial @ The Web Conference 2022 ( 2022-03-16T13:52:16+01:00 by Julia Holze)

2022-03-16T13:52:16+01:00 by Julia Holze

Dear all, We are proud to announce that we will organize an online tutorial at the Web Conference on 25th of April 2022. A particular focus will be put on the DBpedia Infrastructure, i.e. Read more about "DBpedia Tutorial @ The Web Conference 2022"