Foto: Pedro Vilela (MTur)


The symposium will be held at the Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), in the city of São João del-Rei which is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.T

The City of São João Del Rei

The city of São João Del Rei has 89,000 inhabitants and a municipality with 1,464 km ². Given its location at 898 meters of altitude, the São João del-Rei has a mild climate.

The city has good urban infrastructure, healthcare and public safety services, all of them well above the state’s average. Its human development index – HDI is of 0.758 (2013 data) is considered high, which places the city among the top 27 cities in the state of Minas Gerais, which has a total of 853 municipalities). The HDIs related to education and income also place the city among the 30 best in the state of MG. Finally, the city also exhibits a longevity index of 0.860.

How to Get There

São João del-Rei can be easily accessed by car (BRS 265, 383 and 494), from the main cities of southeast Brazil. The drive corresponds to a few hundred kilometres from Brazil’s main airports:

Distance from Belo Horizonte:
Confins Airport (CNF): 3 hrs 30 min (230.5 km) via BR-040 and BR-383
Pampulha Airport (PLU): 3 hrs  (199 km) via BR-040 and BR-383

Distance from Rio de Janeiro:
Tom Jobim/Galeão Airport (GIG): 4 hrs 45 min (325.6 km) via BR-040
Santos Dumont Airport (SDU): 4 hrs 55 min (336 km) via BR-040

Distance from São Paulo:
Guarulhos Airport (GRU): 6 h 30 min (469 km) via BR-381
Congonhas Airport (CGH): 6 h 45 min (481 km) via BR-381