Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) is a private non-profit Catholic university created in 1941. PUC-Rio is a research institution that focuses primarily on the development of science and innovation. PUC-Rio has about 1,500 faculty members and researchers, and 26 departments organised in four academic centres: Theology and Human Sciences; Social Sciences; Science and Technology; and Biomedical Sciences. PUC-Rio offers 36 bachelor’s programmes and 26 graduate research programmes. The International Program Office makes possible the exchange of students, professors and researchers. PUC-Rio offers programmes for undergraduate and graduate international students: exchange and short-term programmes and double degree programmes, among others. PUC-Rio is located in Gávea, a charming and green neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Its campus includes computer centres and free internet access; libraries; restaurants; a bookstore; and cultural and community service projects.