Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
UFRJ’s history dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and is filled with remarkable scientific, cultural, and artistic accomplishments. It is currently the 3rd best university in Brazil and the 7th best university in Latin America (QS Rankings – 2018).
With many campuses and faculties scattered around Rio de Janeiro State, it comprises institutes, schools, and other facilities, including museums, hospitals, and the third largest ocean basin in the world for research on offshore oil exploitation.
The university has partnerships with several national and multinational enterprises, some of which have facilities on campus. Following a global trend, UFRJ creates and maintains cooperative relationships with institutions from every continent. It currently has partnerships with over 200 international institutions all over the world.
Rio is home to some of the best universities in Latin America, but since student life is much more than just studying, we must say that the combination of geographic features – sea, mountains, forest – and the warm welcome of its locals makes Rio de Janeiro a unique and incomparable city.
Birthplace of samba and the traditional Carnaval, Rio exhales music of all genres and hosts several internationally renowned music festivals, art exhibitions, plays, and much more.