UNESP, acronym for Universidade Estadual Paulista (São Paulo State University), is a public university system in the State of São Paulo. It is part of the state’s public higher education system, which also includes University of Campinas (Unicamp), University of São Paulo (USP) and São Paulo State Technological College (Fatec). São Paulo State University has a combined student body of almost 40,000 students spread by its 23 campuses. The first of them is the Araraquara Pharmacy and Odontology Faculty, founded in 1923 and incorporated by the State of São Paulo in 1956. Before the university’s official foundation in 1976, its original twelve campuses were public independent faculties. UNESP is the most successful multi-campus university system within Brazil. It is also the country’s second largest one, comprising 33 faculties or institutes, 30 libraries, 2 hospitals, 3 animal hospitals, 5 farms and 7 complementary units.