About Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul:

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul or UFRGS) originated as the Escola de Farmácia e Química in 1895, which united with several other higher education institutions as the Universidade de Porto Alegre in 1934. It was granted its current name in 1947 and became a federal university in 1950. It is one of the largest federal universities in Brazil, with over 27,000 undergraduate students, over 9,300 graduate students and more than 2,500 professors. Not only is it one of the largest, but also one of the best universities in Brazil with a number of prominent scientific publications. UFRGS is almost completely located in Porto Alegre, with four campuses: Centro, Saúde, Olímpico and Vale), with a few off-campus buildings such as the Business School and the Institute of Arts, and some units in other cities. It is Rio Grande do Sul's largest university, with more than 300 buildings accommodating 29 colleges, which are divided into 94 departments. The University facilities include 500 laboratories, 33 libraries, 37 lecture halls, UFRGS Press, UFRGS Museum, Botanical Garden, a broadcasting centre, observatory, three campus accommodation buildings, five refectories, two summer camps and the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, which is a prominent national hospital. Notable alumni include many of Brazil's most prominent politicians and civil servants, including former Brazilian presidents Getúlio Vargas and João Goulart. UFRGS has a profound political history; between 1964 and 1969, during the worst years of the military dictatorship, 33 professors were eliminated, as well as many students.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
World University Rankings 458 468 422 414 450 407 400 429 414 417 399 392 407 448 482 501-550

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Agriculture - - 264 - 160 228 209 206 185 169 190 198 203 246 286
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350 351-400 351-400 351-400 -
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 301-350 299 301-350 301-350 401-450 401-450
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450 401-450 451-500 - 451-500

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Agricultural Sciences 184 160 121 134 97 94 91 95 103 91 113 228
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistry - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Chemical Engineering - 254 257 283 - - - 301-350 301-350 301-350 - 247
Civil Engineering - 223 220 272 286 266 246 254 250 285 - 301-350
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 351-400
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - - - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500 - -
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Immunology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 451-500 451-500 - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400 - 299
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 238 299 - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 212 198 254 262 255 239 235 240 244 273 401-450
Physics - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 - 451-500 - -
Plant & Animal Science 292 186 160 144 170 156 146 167 156 153 202 292
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 205 228 - 247
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 351-400 401-450 451-500 451-500
Space Science - - - - - - - - 226 152 - 237
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - -