Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Region: Latin America
Country/Region: Brazil
Found Year: 1934
Address: AV. PAULO GAMA, 110
Introduction

Universidade Federaldo Rio Grande do Sul is part of the federal system of higher education linked to the Ministry of Education of Brasil, being a public federal autarchy, created by Decreto Lei nº 5758 of November 20th, 1934 and federalized through the Law 1.254, of December, 1950 is registered under the CNPJ 92969856/0001-98. History UFRGS’s history started with the foundation of the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, in 1895, and, soon after, the School of Engineering. That was also the start of higher education in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Still in the 19th century, Porto Alegre’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Law were founded, what, in 1900, marked the beginning of humanitarian courses in the state. But it was only on November 28th, 1934, that Universidade de Porto Alegre was created, initially merging the School of Engineering, with the Astronomy, Power Engineering, and Industrial Chemistry Institutes; the Faculty of Medicine, with the School of Dentistry and Pharmacy; the Faculty of Law, with its School of Commerce; the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine; the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Humanities; and by the Fine Arts Institute. The third great moment of transformation of this university took place in 1947, when it started to be designated Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul, or URGS, incorporating the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Dentistry from Pelotas, and the Faculty of Pharmacy from Santa Maria. In December 1950, the University was federalized, being shifted to the Union’s administrative sphere. Since then, UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, started to stand out in the national scenery, as one of the largest budgets in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and as number one in publications and number two in scientific production, among federal universities, taking into consideration the number of teachers. Location Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul is based in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul. Located between São Paulo and Buenos Aires – border with Uruguay and Argentina -, Rio Grande do Sul is strategically positioned in MERCOSUL, for being in the center of a region in the continent that holds 60%of all Latin America’s economy. With official policies of cultivating investments in education and health care, this State of approximately 10 million inhabitants and 281,000 km2 (108,494 mi2) has a high cultural level and excellent quality of life. Objective and operation Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul is part of the federal system of higher education, being a public benefit available to society, and consolidated by its capacity for cultural, intellectual, and scientific representation. The university has as its objective to form qualified human resources, with scientific and technological abilities, and who are committed to the exercise of citizenship. UFRGS, community of teachers, students and technical administrative staff, has as main goal higher education, and the production of philosophical, scientific, and technological knowledge, integrated with education, research and extension. UFRGS, as public University, is the expression of a democratic and multicultural society, inspired by the ideals of freedom, respect to differences, and solidarity, constituting a necessary instance of critical conscience in which the community can reflect about their way of life, and their social, economic, and political organization. UFRGS is a centenary institution nationally and internationally recognized. It offers courses in all areas of knowledge and in all levels. Its structure is composed of organs such as high-level administrative offices, UFRGS Teaching Hospital, University Unities, Specialized Institutes, and Interdisciplinary Study Centers. The High-level Administrative Offices comprise Conselho Universitário - CONSUL (University Counsel), Conselho de Educação, Pesquisa eExtensão - CEPE (Education, Research, and Extension Counsel), Conselho de Curadores – CONCUR (Controllers’ Counsel), and Reitoria (Provost’s Office).UFRGS also has Colégio Aplicação, responsible for basic education.

Academic Ranking of World Universities
301-400
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401-500
2017
401-500
2018
401-500
2019
401-500
2020
301-400
2021
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
All Subjects
Subject
Rank
Best Ranked Subjects
Subject Rank
Food Science & Technology
101-150
Veterinary Sciences
101-150
Dentistry & Oral Sciences
101-150
Mechanical Engineering
201-300
Public Health
201-300
Ecology
301-400
Chemical Engineering
301-400
Agricultural Sciences
301-400
Key Statistics
41540
Total Enrollment
624(1.5%)
International Students
27948
Undergraduate Enrollment
114(0.4%)
International Students
13592
Graduate Enrollment
510(3.8%)
International Students
Programs
Undergraduate Programs
Accounting
Actuarial Sciences
Administration
Agriculture And Life Sciences
Architecture And Urban Planning
Archival Sciences
Automation And Control Engineering
Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences - E-Learning
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology
Cartographic Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Sciences
Dance
Dental Medicine
Design
Economy
Electrical Engineering
Energy Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Food Engineering
Geography
Geology
Health Policies And Systems Analysis
History
History Of Art
Hydraulic Engineering
International Relations
Language And Literature
Language And Literature - English - E-Learning
Law
Library Studies
Manufacturing Engineering
Mass Communication In Multimedia
Materials Science And Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics - E-Learning
Mechanical Engineering
Medicine
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Museum Studies
Music
Music - E-Learning
Nursing
Nutrition
Pedagogy
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics Engineering
Physiotherapy
Psychology
Public Policy
Social Work
Sociology
Speech And Language Pathology
Statistics
Technologies For Rural Development
Theater Arts
Veterinary Medicine
Visual Arts
Visual Arts - E-Learning
Zootechnics
Graduate Programs
Administration
Agroneg
Animal Biology
Architecture
Arts C Icas
Bot
Cellular And Molecular Biology
Cicia Food And Technology
Cicia Materials
Cicias Biolicas: Bioquica
Cicias Biolicas: Neurocicias
Cicias Biolicas: Physiology
Cicias Farmacticas
Cicias In Gastroenterology
Cicias Micas: Endocrinology
Cicias Micas: Psychiatry
Cicias Of Human Movement
Cicias Polica
Cicias Soil
Cicias Veterinias
Communications And Information
Computation
Design
Ecology
Eduction
Right
Rural Development
Sae Cicias Of: Cardiology And Cardiovascular Cicias
Social Anthropology
Visual Arts