The Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) is a public university established in 1952. It currently operates in six different cities in the Paraíba state of the Brazilian North-eastern region. It is structured in 28 departments organized in eight centres, and has around 18,000 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate courses in all knowledge domains. In particular, the Electrical Engineering and Informatics Center has around 1,200 students enrolled in the undergraduate courses in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science, and around 200 students enrolled in the graduate courses (Master and Doctorate) in Electrical Engineering and in Computer Science.
Both the undergraduate and the graduate courses are among the best courses in the country, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Education, responsible for assessing the quality of the education at the university level in Brazil. UFCG is involved in many research and development projects, some of them involving international cooperation. These R&D activities are managed by UFCG's support agency Fundação Parque Tecnológico da Paraíba (PaqTc-PB).
Role in ATMOSPHERE
UFCG will be the Brazilian coordinator of ATMOSPHERE. It also focuses on the aspects of cloud federation and security from the resource point of view. UFCG will also contributed in the development of basic services for secure data management, and trustworthy data analytics techniques.