Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (Esalq) is the campus of the University of São Paulo (USP) in Piracicaba/SP, however, its history begins long before the university’s inauguration in 1901, when it officially started its activities as an agricultural school under the administration of the Department of Agriculture of the State of São Paulo. Starting in 1934, it started to integrate USP as one of its founding units. Its name honors its idealizer, Luiz Vicente de Souza Queiroz.


The strong presence of Esalq in the city for over a century, moves all industrial and agricultural development in the region. Considered a center of excellence and competence, Esalq stands out in the production of knowledge, and also, it is inserted in international index. In addition to the significant contributions in the field of Agrarian Science, Esalq is also a reference in the areas of Social, Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Cane Sugar


There are in the campus of gardens, parks, historical buildings classified as Public Property, and modern infrastructure for academic and scientific activities, joining tradition and innovation. The campus in Piracicaba-SP covers a territorial area of 914.5 hectares and in addition to it, there are three experimental stations belonging to Esalq with 2.9 thousand hectares in the cities of Anhembi, Anhumas and Itatinga.


The courses of MBA USP/Esalq are graduate courses coordinated by professors from USP/Esalq and operationalized by Pecege, through a partnership with the Foundation for Agrarian Studies Luiz de Queiroz (Fealq).

In 2003, Pecege was created in Esalq/USP as an extension group, and in 2013, it became an institute with the mission to democratize knowledge and to contribute to economic, social, and cultural development.

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Esalq Front Campus