Instituting Entity of the University

The Autonomous University was created by the Cooperativa de Ensino Universitário (CEU) on December 13, 1985, which is responsible for the economic and financial management of the University, as a center for the creation, transmission, criticism and dissemination of culture, science and technology.

It is today a flexible structure, which makes it possible to rationalize, at each moment, the structure
organizational structure, with a view to achieving harmony between the various academic bodies.

CEU's Governing Bodies are the Board of Directors, the General Assembly and the
Supervisory Board, whose members are elected for four-year terms.