General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation UFRGS
Teachers 2,391
Students 40,060
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministério da Educação, Brazil
• Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
• Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
World ranking439
Country ranking5
Academic Reputation325
International Faculty8
Ranking in world by sphere
Engineering and Technology282
Life Sciences and Medicine298
Natural Science400
Cost of living in Porto Alegre, USD/month
Accommodation $149 $189
Food $131 $254
Transportation $43 $93
Communications and utilities $63 $72
Clothing $22 $84
Sports and leisure $19 $81
Accommodation in Porto Alegre, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre$150
Shared room in city centre$190
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre$203
1 bedroom apartment in city centre$258
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking439
QS World University Rankings457
ARWU Academic Ranking401
Webometrics Ranking304
Alternative title
Russian Федеральный Университет Рио-Гранде-ду-Сул
Spanish Universidad Federal de Río Grande del Sur
Chinese 南里奥格兰德联邦大学
Arabic الجامعة الاتحادية في ريو غراندي دو سول
French Université Fédérale du Rio Grande do Sul
German Bundesuniversität von Rio Grande do Sul
Japanese リオグランデドスール連邦大学
Korean 리오그란데연방대학교
Portuguese Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - public higher education institution in Brazil.

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul - Description

Description of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Universidade Federaldo Rio Grande do Sul is part of the federal system of higher education linked to the Ministry of Education of Brasil, being a public federal autarchy, created by Decreto Lei nº 5758 of November 20th, 1934 and federalized through the Law 1.254, of December, 1950 is registered under the CNPJ 92969856/0001-98.History UFRGS’s history started with the foundation of the School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, in 1895, and, soon after, the School of Engineering. That was also the start of higher education in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Still in the 19th century, Porto Alegre’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Law were founded, what, in 1900, marked the beginning of humanitarian courses in the state. But it was only on November 28th, 1934, that Universidade de Porto Alegre was created, initially merging the School of Engineering, with the Astronomy, Power Engineering, and Industrial Chemistry Institutes; the Faculty of Medicine, with the School of Dentistry and Pharmacy; the Faculty of Law, with its School of Commerce; the Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine; the Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Humanities; and by the Fine Arts Institute. The third great moment of transformation of this university took place in 1947, when it started to be designated Universidade do Rio Grandedo Sul, or URGS, incorporating the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Dentistry from Pelotas, and the Faculty of Pharmacy from Santa Maria. In December 1950, the University was federalized, being shifted to the Union’s administrative sphere. Since then, UFRGS – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, started to stand out in the national scenery, as one of the largest budgets in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and as number one in publications and number two in scientific production, among federal universities, taking into consideration the number of teachers. Location Universidade Federal do RioGrande do Sul is based in Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul. Located between São Paulo and Buenos Aires – border with Uruguay and Argentina -, Rio Grande do Sul is strategically positioned in MERCOSUL, for being in the center of a region in the continent that holds 60%of all Latin America’s economy. With official policies of cultivating investments in education and health care, this State of approximately 10 million inhabitants and 281,000 km2 (108,494 mi2) has a high cultural level and excellent quality of life. Objective and operation Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul is part of the federal system of higher education, being a public benefit available to society, and consolidated by its capacity for cultural, intellectual, and scientific representation. The university has as its objective to form qualified human resources, with scientific and technological abilities, and who are committed to the exercise of citizenship. UFRGS, community of teachers, students and technical administrative staff, has as main goal higher education, and the production of philosophical, scientific, and technological knowledge, integrated with education, research and extension. UFRGS, as public University, is the expression of a democratic and multicultural society, inspired by the ideals of freedom, respect to differences, and solidarity, constituting a necessary instance of critical conscience in which the community can reflect about their way of life, and their social, economic, and political organization. UFRGS is a centenary institution nationally and internationally recognized. It offers courses in all areas of knowledge and in all levels. Its structure is composed of organs such as high-level administrative offices, UFRGS Teaching Hospital, University Unities, Specialized Institutes, and Interdisciplinary Study Centers. The High-level Administrative Offices comprise Conselho Universitário - CONSUL (University Counsel), Conselho de Educação, Pesquisa eExtensão - CEPE (Education, Research, and Extension Counsel), Conselho de Curadores – CONCUR (Controllers’ Counsel), and Reitoria (Provost’s Office).UFRGS also has Colégio Aplicação, responsible for basic education

Programs - Bachelor

Bachelor Accounting
Bachelor Actuarial Sciences
Bachelor Administration
Bachelor Agriculture And Life Sciences
Bachelor Architecture And Urban Planning
Bachelor Archival Sciences
Bachelor Automation And Control Engineering
Bachelor Biological Sciences
Bachelor Biological Sciences - E-Learning
Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor Biotechnology
Bachelor Cartographic Engineering
Bachelor Chemical Engineering
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Bachelor Computer Engineering
Bachelor Computer Sciences
Bachelor Dance
Bachelor Dental Medicine
Bachelor Design
Bachelor Economy
Bachelor Electrical Engineering
Bachelor Energy Engineering
Bachelor Environmental Engineering
Bachelor Food Engineering
Bachelor Geography
Bachelor Geology
Bachelor Health Policies And Systems Analysis
Bachelor History
Bachelor History Of Art
Bachelor Hydraulic Engineering
Bachelor International Relations
Bachelor Language And Literature
Bachelor Language And Literature - English - E-Learning
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Library Studies
Bachelor Manufacturing Engineering
Bachelor Mass Communication In Multimedia
Bachelor Materials Science And Engineering
Bachelor Mathematics
Bachelor Mathematics - E-Learning
Bachelor Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Medicine
Bachelor Metallurgical Engineering
Bachelor Mining Engineering
Bachelor Museum Studies
Bachelor Music
Bachelor Music - E-Learning
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Nutrition
Bachelor Pedagogy
Bachelor Pharmacology
Bachelor Philosophy
Bachelor Physical Education
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Physics Engineering
Bachelor Physiotherapy
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Public Policy
Bachelor Social Work
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Speech And Language Pathology
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Technologies For Rural Development
Bachelor Theater Arts
Bachelor Veterinary Medicine
Bachelor Visual Arts
Bachelor Visual Arts - E-Learning
Bachelor Zootechnics

Programs - Master

Master Administration
Master Agroneg
Master Animal Biology
Master Architecture
Master Arts C Icas
Master Bot
Master Cellular And Molecular Biology
Master Cicia Food And Technology
Master Cicia Materials
Master Cicias Biolicas: Bioquica
Master Cicias Biolicas: Neurocicias
Master Cicias Biolicas: Physiology
Master Cicias Farmacticas
Master Cicias In Gastroenterology
Master Cicias Micas: Endocrinology
Master Cicias Micas: Psychiatry
Master Cicias Of Human Movement
Master Cicias Polica
Master Cicias Soil
Master Cicias Veterinias
Master Communications And Information
Master Computation
Master Design
Master Ecology
Master Eduction
Master Right
Master Rural Development
Master Sae Cicias Of: Cardiology And Cardiovascular Cicias
Master Social Anthropology
Master Visual Arts

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