The history of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul begins with the arrival of the Marist Brothers in Brazil. This religious congregation was founded by St. Marcelino Champagnat in La Vallá, near Lyon, France in 1817.
The university has 22 faculties. The educational system is organized in courses and programs, which are responsible for undergraduate and graduate studies, continuing education, outreach activities and research.
The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is one of the most important research universities in Latin America. Located in Porto Alegre, the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul, in the Southern region of Brazil, PUCRS is a reference center for excellence in research and innovation in South America.
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Considered one of the most technologically advanced libraries in South America, the Irmão José Otão Main Library covers every area of knowledge, offering books, journals, databases and all kinds of educational support materials, thus contributing to the personal, scientific, technical and professional development of students and the community.
Labelo – Specialized Electric-Electronic Laboratories carries out the calibration of measuring instruments and compliance testing for product certification.
The Main Campus comprises the São Lucas Hospital (HSL) and the Clinical Center. PUCRS’ São Lucas Hospital is engaged in patient care, and teaching and research activities, based on human values, interdisciplinary approaches, and commitment to community health. It is a non-profit general hospital that provides care for adults, young adults and children, covering virtually every medical specialty.
The Campus of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is located on Ipiranga Avenue, one of the busiest roads in Porto Alegre, in the Partenon area. It is located 20 minutes away from Salgado Filho Airport and 15 minutes away from downtown Porto Alegre.
It was a pleasure to study in a catholic school, even more Science which has been funded by the church in the past 500 years, I was always supported by the University staff and course cordinators , along with the students I could trhive and implement my personal skills into accountability for my academic progression,in overall PUCRS was and has been a good place to learn!
I like what my university offers and the class qualities furthermore the labs are well equipped
Overall, I think the change of information and access to the professors could be better. On the other hand, most of all has been excellent and improving.
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