Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

World University Rankings 2024
Latin America Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure 2024
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro, 22451-900, Brazil

About Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

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.

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Key statistics

  • 18.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 13,154
    Number of FTE Students
  • 2%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 41%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 50 : 50
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

  • Arts & humanities

    • Architecture
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Physical sciences

    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
  • Law

    • Law
  • Engineering & technology

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Education

    • Education
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Social sciences

    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Psychology

    • Psychology