More about Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is a 100 year-old institution. It is located in Porto Alegre – the capital city of the State of Rio Grande do Sul – and it offers academic programmes from all different fields of knowledge, for all stages of education, ranging from elementary to graduate school. The qualifications of its faculty – mostly master’s and doctorate degree holders – the continuous updating of its infrastructure of laboratories and libraries and the prioritisation of its national and international involvement are policies that are constantly developing. As a public institution dedicated to serving the community and to building its future with a critical consciousness, UFRGS respects diversity, prioritises innovation and, above all, reaffirms its commitment to education and spreading knowledge, inspired by ideals of freedom and solidarity.

Key statistics

  • 38,897
    Number of Students
  • 14.1
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 2%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016

Where we are


Av. Paulo Gama 110, Bairro Farroupilha
Porto Alegre - RS