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The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings / 15 reviews) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1920 and is the first and largest federal university in Brazil. One of the greatest centers of excellence in teaching and research in the country and in Latin America, the mission of the university is to provide Brazilian society with the means to dominate, expand, cultivate, apply and disseminate the universal patrimony of human knowledge, to act as a transforming force.

Master's Programmes

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The Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro) is a centenary Brazilian university located in the city of Seropédica in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. It possesses the largest campus among Latin American universities, and is known for being the first university to have agriculture related courses in Brazil.
Founded in October 20, 1910, by then president of the republic Nilo Peçanha, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (ESAMV) laid the foundations of agricultural education in Brazil. The ESAMV, however, only began operating in 1913 and ended in 1934. In its place emerged three distinct institutions: the National School of Agriculture (ENA), National School of Veterinary Medicine (ENV) and the National School of Chemistry (which was incorporated in 1937 by the University of Brazil, today Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). These institutions have been crucial to overcoming the fragmentary and differentiated from existing agricultural and veterinary education throughout the nineteenth century and to create an academic reference space. In January 1944, the Rural University is established as an organ of the National Centre for Agronomic Research and Teaching (PNES) and incorporates the ENA and the Environment.

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Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is the best public University of Brazil and I am so proud of studying there, but I have entered my course right before the pandemic started, so I haven't had a very big experience

UFRJ and its greatness!
Brayam de Souza rated 5 out of 5 stars

It is an excellent university, home of Oswaldo Cruz, Carlos Chagas, Marcelo Gleiser, Suzana Herculano-Houzel and many other Brazilian scientists renowned worldwide. It has an enormous infrastructure and tradition in teaching and researches. Known as the best federal university in Brazil (2nd best in the whole country), top #10 in Latin America and top #300 in the World.

A professor can teach you a subject, but a good professor can make you love a whole field of study.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, I believe that my studies at UFRRJ (The Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro) taught in a way that made me feel even more eager to learn and study subjects such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, microbiology, alongside with toxicology and the areas of forensics sciences. The eventual lack of advanced equipments were compensated by professors efforts, as...


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