Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro PUC-RIO
higher education institution in Brazil.
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro PUC-RIO - Description
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as PUC-Rio, is a private non-profit Catholic University created in 1940 with the mission of producing and transmitting knowledge based on humanistic values and Christian ethics. PUC-Rio is a leading research institution that focuses primarily on the development of science and innovation. It is recognized as one of the top five universities in Brazil. With approximately 1500 faculty members and researchers, the University has 24 Departments organized in four Academic Centers: the Center of Theology and Human Sciences, the Center of Social Sciences, the Center of Science and Technology, and the Center of Biomedical Sciences. PUC-Rio offers 36 Bachelors Programs and 26 Graduate Research Programs for 13.000 undergraduate students, 2.500 graduate students and 7.000 continuing education students. The International Program Office – CCCI (http://www.puc-rio.br/ccci/) – makes possible the exchange of students, professors and researchers. PUC-Rio offers Programs for undergraduate and graduate international students: Exchange and Short-Term Programs, and Double Degree Programs, among others. PUC-RIO is located in Gávea, a charming and green neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Its campus is provided with a complete infrastructure including computer centers and free internet access; libraries; restaurants, bookstore; and cultural and community service projects....