Fluminense Federal University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Latin America Rankings 2023
Rua Miguel de Frias, 9, Icaraí, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, 24220-900, Brazil

About Fluminense Federal University

The Fluminense Federal University, based in the State of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, is one of the Brazilian centres of excellence in teaching and research.

Established in 1960 through the union of five federal colleges and three state colleges, it now has six campuses in the city of Niterói, on the southeast side of Guanabara Bay, as well as 12 satellite campuses in other towns.

Niterói is just 13km away from the city of Rio de Janeiro, making it a go-to for students. It has a large student population, as well as natural beauty and a good quality of life.

The most traditional and popular courses on offer at the university are law, medicine, economics, engineering, history, and journalism.

There are three big campuses in the city: Gragoatá, Praia Vermelha, and Valonguinho. Located in São Domingos, Gragoatá campus hosts core subjects and is one of the oldest and best preserved neighbourhoods. 

Whereas Valonguinho, is the closest to the ferryboat station that goes straight to Rio de Janeiro, making it ideal for students. It specialises in offering science related subjects such as biological sciences, chemistry, dentistry, nutrition, and mathematics and statistics.

The university offers students a massive 24 branch libraries, auditoriums, amphitheatres, banks, cafeterias, a theatre, an arts centre, a movie theatre, a symphony orchestra and the Antonio Pedro University Hospital.

Notable alumni include Ranieri Mazzilli, former President of Brazil, Geremias Fontes, former Governor of Rio de Janeiro, and Cesar Maia, politician, economist and three times mayor of Rio de Janeiro.

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Key statistics

  • 70,629
    Number of FTE Students
  • 20.8
    No. of students per staff
  • 29%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 47 : 53
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
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Subjects taught at Fluminense Federal University

  • Physical sciences

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

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

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

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

    • Computer Science
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Education

    • Education
  • Life sciences

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

    • Law
  • Psychology

    • Psychology