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Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) is a century-old educational institution nationally and internationally recognized. It is centered in Porto Alegre – the capital city of the State of Rio Grande do Sul – and it offers academic programs from all different fields of knowledge, for all stages of education, ranging from elementary to graduate school.

Master's Programmes

About

  • The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) is a century-old educational institution nationally and internationally recognized. It is centered in Porto Alegre – the capital city of the State of Rio Grande do Sul – and it offers academic programs from all different fields of knowledge, for all stages of education, ranging from elementary to graduate school.
  • The qualification of its faculty, composed mostly of master’s and doctorate degree holders, the continuous updating of the infra-structure of laboratories and libraries, the increase to student assistance, as well as the prioritization of its national and international involvement are policies in constant development.
  • More than 30 thousand people circulate its facilities in search of receiving one of the top 10 most qualified educations in Brazil. This, combined with its leading research programs and expressive community outreach, grants UFRGS to be ranked among the best universities in the country.
  • As a public institution dedicated to serving the community and to building its future with a critical consciousness, UFRGS respects diversity, prioritizes innovation and, above all, reaffirms its commitment to education and spreading of knowledge, inspired by ideals of freedom and solidarity.
  • One of the biggest distinctions of the highly qualified training of human resources at UFRGS is the emphasis on research, and the knowledge derived from it. The communication between state of the art knowledge and research activities gives undergraduate and graduate classes the opportunity to consciously educate a citizen of its social, environmental and ethical responsibility. Such characteristics accredit students from UFRGS to change the world around them and establish an increasingly better and equitable society focused on collective well being.
  • Being ahead of its time is one of the responsibilities of a well recognized university, such as UFRGS. In order to meet this need, the institution must provide incentives for creativity, the structure of scientific discipline, and additionally, must encourage an open and flexible mind in order to understand the evolution of knowledge and its impact on life. These are the prerogatives that maintain the development of research at UFRGS.
  • UFRGS has more than 700 registered groups working with basic or applied research from many different fields. In total, approximately 14 thousand people are involved in scientific and technologic research activities, including undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, professors and visitors.
  • Technological development and innovation are very important aspects in the construction of knowledge. With that in mind, the research development at UFRGS is oriented to translating this knowledge into application. It is mainly through this research and application that the University has long maintained an important interaction with society. This continues to broaden with the activities of the UFRGS Scientific and Technological Park.

Research

  • One of the biggest distinctions of the highly qualified training of human resources at UFRGS is the emphasis on research, and the knowledge derived from it. The communication between state of the art knowledge and research activities gives undergraduate and graduate classes the opportunity to consciously educate a citizen of its social, environmental and ethical responsibility. Such characteristics accredit students from UFRGS to change the world around them and establish an increasingly better and equitable society focused on collective well being.
  • Being ahead of its time is one of the responsibilities of a well recognized university, such as UFRGS. In order to meet this need, the institution must provide incentives for creativity, the structure of scientific discipline, and additionally, must encourage an open and flexible mind in order to understand the evolution of knowledge and its impact on life. These are the prerogatives that maintain the development of research at UFRGS.
  • UFRGS has more than 700 registered groups working with basic or applied research from many different fields. In total, approximately 14 thousand people are involved in scientific and technologic research activities, including undergraduate and graduate students, laboratory technicians, professors and visitors.
  • Technological development and innovation are very important aspects in the construction of knowledge. With that in mind, the research development at UFRGS is oriented to translating this knowledge into application. It is mainly through this research and application that the University has long maintained an important interaction with society. This continues to broaden with the activities of the UFRGS Scientific and Technological Park.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401
2017
401
2016
401
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601
2017
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
-
2018
501 -40
2017
461
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
465 6
2017
471
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.