Federal University of Paraí­ba (UFPB)

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Latin America Rankings 2023
Cidade Universitaria, Joao Pessoa, 58051-900, Brazil

About Federal University of Paraí­ba (UFPB)

The Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) is a public university which was founded in 1955.

It collaborates with the Federal University of Campina Grande to form the main university of the state of Paraíba, Brazil.

The university’s main campus is located in the city of João Pessoa, the capital of Paraíba. There are also campuses in Areia, Bananeiras and North Coast (Rio Tinto and Mamanguape), three of the state’s cities. Each campus is fully equipped with modern facilities and specialised centres for students to use to enrich their studies.

UFPB offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a number of areas. Students can choose to study in the following faculties: business, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, or liberal arts. Within each faculty are more specialised courses such as art, dentistry, medicine, music, and theatre.

Students are also given the opportunity to study abroad as part of the university’s exchange programme. UFPB’s Agency for International Cooperation is responsible for fostering and disseminating academic and scientific knowledge to other higher education institutions around the world. The agency is committed to developing strong international relations, enabling students to participate in academic exchanges in countries such as Angola, Bolivia, Canada, and Hungary.

Paraíba is known for its tropical coastline boasting beautiful beaches and reef-lined dive sites. Meanwhile, the city’s historic centre is filled with colourful buildings, many of which have preserved the Portuguese colonial architecture. Here you will also find the São Francisco Church, built in the Baroque style and located nearby the Paraíba River, of which the state is named after.

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Key statistics

  • 13.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 0 : 100
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 38,158
    Number of FTE Students
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Subjects taught at Federal University of Paraí­ba (UFPB)

  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Agriculture & Forestry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Psychology

    • Psychology