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Universidade Estadual de Londrina

In 1971, the existing separate colleges of Letters and Sciences, Law, and Dentistry were merged to create UEL: a state funded, free of charge university, located in Londrina (population 540,000), a medium-sized city in the northern region of Paraná state located in the south of Brazil.

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About

In 1971, the existing separate colleges of Letters and Sciences, Law, and Dentistry were merged to create UEL: a state funded, free of charge university, located in Londrina (population 540,000), a medium-sized city in the northern region of Paraná state located in the south of Brazil.

In no time UEL became the preferred university among students not only from Paraná, but also from neighboring states. Every year UEL attracts more and more students from many parts of the country. Thanks to UEL's highly favorable academic credentials, the university's influence goes beyond the close borders of our state.

To adopt practices of democratic governance, guaranteeing full academic and scientific autonomy, UEL is committed to social and economic development as well as to the political and cultural transformation of the state of Paraná and Brazil.

UEL seeks to guarantee:

  • A profound interconnection between teaching, research and outreach;
  • Egalitarian access to all students;
  • Freedom and respect for the multiplicity of ideas;
  • Production and dissemination of knowledge, by educating citizens and professionals in various academic fields within the ethical values o f freedom, equality, and social justice.

Currently, there are 856 ongoing research projects, carried out by researchers in partnership with external funding agencies such as Fundação Araucária (Paraná state), CNPq, FINEP, and CAPES (federal). These projects are linked to 761 lines of inquiry, leading to dissemination in major academic journals both nationally and internationally. A great deal of this academic production is published in books, some by the university's own publishing house – EDUEL, which releases about 30 titles per year.

Research

Currently, there are 856 ongoing research projects, carried out by researchers in partnership with external funding agencies such as Fundação Araucária (Paraná state), CNPq, FINEP, and CAPES (federal). These projects are linked to 761 lines of inquiry, leading to dissemination in major academic journals both nationally and internationally. A great deal of this academic production is published in books, some by the university's own publishing house – EDUEL, which releases about 30 titles per year.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
801
2018
801 -100
2017
701
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
1001
2018
1001 -200
2017
801
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
1143 9
2017
1152
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Services

UEL has a network of central and branch libraries located both on campus and elsewhere in the city: Humanities Library, Health Library, Dentistry Center Library – adjacent to the Dentistry College, and Law School Library. Together they house 259,359 titles, 390,126 journals and other items, 648,405 users/queries.

Several cultural landmarks are under UEL´s responsibility. These include the Londrina Historical Museum and the Cultural Center, the latter of which is a promoter of cultural activities (fine arts, music, cinema and theatre). Londrina is one of the few cities outside the state capitals to host a Symphonic Orchestra – UEL´s Orchestra.

Londrina also hosts two traditional annual festivals: The Music Festival and the International Theatre Festival. Many fine arts exhibitions are displayed throughout the year and our own movie theather (Com-Tour) presents alternative films as an option outside of the commercially-minded film programs.

Student Life

UEL maintains affirmative action programs to ensure democratic access to the 3,100 new undergraduate enrollment vacancies every year. Low-income candidates are assisted through vocational guidance and a free preparatory course for the university entrance exam.

UEL students enjoy a suitable environment for academic exchanges and both personal and professional development. Several federal and state government programs have ensured that students receive the best qualification in the areas of teacher education, research training, and arts development.

Accreditation

UEL is seeking international partnerships, especially under the Science without Borders program to enrich the already existing cooperation agreements. This is in addition to the active Foreign Language Institute that offers courses in Portuguese for speakers of other languages, as a means to facilitate a smooth adaptation to our campus life.

UEL´s International Relations Office – ARI/UEL is responsible for managing academic and research exchange agreements with foreign universities. The office provides support to foreign students and promotes exchanges with other countries. We also host a Center for African and Asian Studies and a Center for Japanese Cultural Studies.