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.

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.