Those who are thinking about getting an education in Fernando de Noronha would have to think again after learning that studying in the archipelago is just not possible as there is no educational institution in the place.
For many Brazilians, Fernando de Noronha is often referred to as “Forbidden Island” because most aspects in the archipelago are government-controlled. Its population, for instance, has been limited to 2000, while the number of visitors is limited to 420 at a time. This kind of totalitarian control is dedicated to protecting Fernando de Noronha’s marine resources making it a great tourist destination, but not for those seeking education.
Most schools and universities are situated in the city of Recife, the capital of the state of Pernambuco, of which Fernando de Noronha is part of. Located 535 kilometers away from the archipelago, among the known schools in the city are the Federal University of Pernambuco, Universidade Católica de Pernambuco or the Catholic University of Pernambuco, University of Pernambuco, and Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco.
The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha may not be the place to get an education, but for those seeking for a great view of and activities related to nature, the place is just paradise.