São José dos Campos has a pivotal role as research center in Brazil. The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) has its headquarters there. It coordinates intensive research and development in areas such as Earth observation, space sciences and space technologies. Also the Brazilian General Command for Aerospace Technology (CTA) has its facilities in the city. There are 53 secondary schools, 54 primary schools and 109 preschools.
Universities and collegesFaculdade INPG - INPG college campus in S.J dos Campos; Nationally ranked MBA School by Magazine Você S/A, Edition Nov/2010. IBTA - Instituto Brasileiro de Tecnologias Avançadas Unip - Universidade Paulista Unifesp - Federal University of São Paulo Univap - University of Vale do Paraíba Faap - Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado Unesp -Universidade do Estado de São Paulo Fatec -Faculdade de Tecnologia de São José dos Campos ITA - Aeronautics Technological Institute Instituto de Filosofia Santa Terezinha Faculdades de Ciências Aplicadas EEI - Escola de Engenharia Industrial de São José dos Campos Inea - National Advanced Instruction Institute FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas - Conveniado Conexão Desenvolvimento Empresarial
Research centersINPE - The Brazilian National Institute for Space Research Brazilian General Command for Aerospace Technology (CTA) with its four institutes: Aeronautics and Space Institute (IAE), Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv), Industrial Foment and Coordination Institute (IFI) and ITA
Technical schoolsETEP - Escola Técnica Everardo Passos CETEX - Expoente Technical Center