Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Continente: South America

Country: Brazil

Address: Av. Pedro Calmon, 550 - Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-901, Brazil

Web Site: www.ufrj.br



About Federal University of Rio de Janeiro:

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro or University of Brazil (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ or Universidade do Brasil) is a public university in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFRJis the largest federal university in the country and is one of the Brazilian centers of excellence in teaching and research. In terms of scientific, artistic and cultural productions it is recognized nationally and internationally due to the great teachers, researchers, reviews and assessments made by international agencies. Brazil's first official higher education institution, it has operated continuously since 1792, when the "Real Academia de Artilharia, Fortificação e Desenho" (Royal Academy of Artillery, Fortification and Design, precursor to the university's current Polytechnic School) was founded, and served as basis for the country's college system since its officialization in 1920. Besides its 157 undergraduate and 580 postgraduate courses, the UFRJ is responsible for seven museums, most notably the National Museum, nine hospitals, hundreds of laboratories and research facilities and forty-three libraries. Its history and identity are closely tied to the Brazilian ambitions of forging a modern, competitive and just society. The university is located mainly in Rio de Janeiro, with ramifications spreading to other ten cities. Its main campuses are the historical campus of "Praia Vermelha" (Red Beach) and the newer "Cidade Universitária" (College City), which houses the "Parque Tecnológico do Rio" (Technology Park of Rio) - a science, technology and innovation development cluster. There are also several off-campus units scattered in Rio de Janeiro: the School of Music, the College of Law Studies, the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences and the Institute of History, in downtown Rio; the National Museum and the Valongo Observatory in São Cristóvão; and the high-school unit "Colégio de Aplicação" (Application College) in Lagoa. To the city of Macaé, located in the State's northern region, was dedicated a research and learning center focused on environmental issues and oil-related matters, and the city of Duque de Caxias, in partnership with the National Institute of Metrics, Normalization and Industrial Quality (Inmetro), saw the implementation of "Pólo Avançado de Xerém" (Advanced Center of Xerém), aimed at boosting research in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 331 381 330 341 370 325 306 315 327 320 319 332

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 300 275 270 248 269 256 194 222 218 191 201
Engineering - - - 286 - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Life Sciences - - - 271 - 283 298 286 263 254 259 276
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - 269 - - - 301-350 301-350
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 248 269 275 179 258 217 158 185
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 104 175 134 185 188 203 222 239 250
Chemistry - - - - - 297 - - - - 351-400 401-450
Civil Engineering - - - 182 238 248 288 291 286 271 283 259
Computer Science - - - 269 - - - - - - 351-400 301-350
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Environment / Ecology - - - - 272 251 - 297 - - - 277
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Mathematics - - - - 223 198 212 242 270 282 246 280
Mechanical Engineering - - - - 203 - - 272 - 288 293 301-350
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 245 275 291 272 261 297 283
Physics - - - - - - 253 268 298 293 269 298
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 217 204 178 126 120 134 127 130