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Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

The University was created in 1941 by the Society of Jesus in order to develop knowledge based on humanistic values. With approximately 12,000 undergraduate students, 2,500 postgraduate students and 4,000 extension students, PUC-Rio is consistently recognized as one of the top universities in Brazil.

Master's Programmes

About

PUC-Rio's Institutional Video - YouTubePUC-Rio was the first private higher education institution in the country, created by the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1940 by Cardinal D. Sebastião Leme and Father Leonel Franca S.J.Beyond providing education, PUC-Rio undertook the task of assisting the community, based on Christian ethical values, solidarity and human respect. It represents a space for achievement, overcoming challenges and development of its students.The university operates under the supervision of the Society of Jesus and under the supreme authority of the Cardinal Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro as its Grand Chancellor.PUC-Rio is a non-profit philanthropic institution.It is thus a Catholic university based in Christian humanistic principles.It welcomes students, staff members, teachers, researchers and administrators of all religions, nationalities, ethnic groups and social classes.The referential starting-point of PUC-Rio is the complete development of the human being in two main perspectives: the philosophical and the theological. Besides that, it is a doctoral research institution that focuses primarily in the development of academic and scientific knowledge. PUC-Rio is, above all, a community of people, teachers, students and staff members united by a common interest in seeking the truth and acting in accordance with the needs of the society and with the ever changing world around us.

University Ranking

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
601 -100
2018
501
2017
501
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Student Reviews

Estacio de Sa Review
Amaury Rezende Ferreira rated 5 out of 5 stars
Professors were top quality
Great university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars
PUC is a great private university. They have an excellent program of courses, good resources and prepare the students for the marketplace.
Wonderful life ate PUC-Rio
Bruno Afonso rated 5 out of 5 stars
The overall experience studying in PUC-Rio is wonderful. Its one of the best campus in Rio and really close to most important places. What I really liked about it is how the campus converge the students to work together, providing a social atmosphere.