Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Sul is an Brazilian public research university that is located within Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. UFRGS is among the biggest and most highly-rated universities in Brazil and has one of the highest numbers of scientific publications. From 2012 until 2019 the university was voted as the most prestigious federal university in Brazil. UFRGS boasts over 31,000 undergraduates, more than 12,000 graduate students and more than 2600 faculty members. Since it is an institution that is a Brazilian Federal institution that is public students don't have to pay tuition to enroll in the courses provided at the institution.

UFRGS is located almost entirely at Porto Alegre, with four campuses (Centre, Saude, Olimpico and Centro, Saude, Olimpico and Vale) along with some off-campus buildings, like the Business School and the Institute of Arts as well as some buildings located in other cities. It is the largest Rio Grande do Sul university, housing more than 300 buildings housing 29 colleges. They are split into the 94 departments.

The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs, UFRGS is the largest university in Rio Grande do Sul. The more than 300 buildings house 29 faculties, colleges, and institutes. These are separated into the 94 departments.

The campus covers 2185 ha and covers 402,000 m2 of construction surface. There are four camps or minor unit (see below).

The undergraduate students in the program constitute a group of 31 000 students, and the graduate program includes 12000 students. The high school, elementary and technical school add around 1,300 students.

The infrastructure of the university includes over 500 labs 33 libraries, 37 lecture halls and the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre (the university's clinical research Hospital), UFRGS Press, UFRGS Museum, Botanical Garden, Broadcasting Center, Observatory Three buildings are used that house Campus Accommodation five refectories two summer camps, and a variety of other facilities and centers.

Notable alumni include Brazil's most well-known civil servants and politicians and ex- Brazilian presidency presidents Getulio Vargas and JoaoGoulart. UFRGS has a long and storied political history. Between 1964 and 1969 during the most tense period of the dictatorship 33 professors were dismissed along with a number of students.

SECOM functions as the executive department of UFRGS directly linked to the cabinet of Central Administration and also to other areas and the Provost's Offices. SECOM determines the policies for communication and strategies used by UFRGS and facilitates services within the university by the development of educational and institutional documents. The goal of SECOM is to encourage innovative activities and create initiatives that acknowledge and highlight the potential of the institution. Its sections include the university newspaper, the TV channel, and radio station.

  • Undergraduate Research Grant Program

The purpose that the undergrad Research Internship Program will be to integrate students from undergraduate classes into research as well as technological development and the development of new technologies. In addition to assisting students to develop their academic and professional skills The program also gives an opportunity to participate within the institution of university researchers, promoting interaction between graduate and undergraduate programs.

  • Research Promotion Program

The program for research promotion is designed to help the continuation of research projects, the coordination of events, and the training of administrative and technical personnel as well as promoting the international and national exposure of research-related work by faculty members as well as administrative and technical personnel as well as students.

  • Science in Society and Science in School Program

This program is a way of encouraging university-created initiatives that are used for increasing the popularity and dissemination of technology and science in diverse different social groups as well as in the schools through the involvement in UFRGS undergraduate students in projects that allow the continual advancement of the human capital of these areas.

  • Journal Editing Supporting Program

The Journal Editing Supporting Program implements ways to provide support and stimuli to editorial editing in journals at UFRGS. Its goal is to provide access to the scientific periodicals of the university.

According to the rankings sponsored through the Ministry of Education (MEC, Ministerio da Educacao), UFRGS is the best Brazilian university (in the ranking that does not include the Universidade de So Paulo, see rankings of other institutions in Brazil for more details). In the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2012, UFRGS was placed 71st globally.

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