University of Brasília

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
Latin America Rankings 2023
Gleba A, Ed. PCTec, Brasilia, 70910-900, Brazil

About University of Brasília

Created under the utopian vision of educator Anísio Teixeira and anthropology professor Darcy Ribeiro in 1962, the University of Brasília (UnB) is located in the centre of Brazil’s capital city, on the banks of the Paranoá Lake.

There are four campuses: the Darcy Ribeiro campus (regarded as the UnB’s nucleus), the Ceilândia, Gama and Planaltina campuses. Oscar Niemeyer, one of Modernism’s most feted architects, designed UnB’s main building, the Central Institute of Sciences and was also a key player in the university’s founding.

Its strengths lie in its economics, international affairs and political science courses but its general teaching, research and outreach programs have become one of Brazil’s most well respected universities. Comprising 26 faculties and schools, with 18 specialised research centres, there are over 105 undergraduate programs, some of which are evening or distance learning-based. It also offers 147 graduate degree programs and 22 specialist programs.

Its facilities are significant: the Central Library is home to midwestern Brazil’s largest archive and is used by research and federal employees from all over the country.

UnB also boasts a University Hospital, a veterinary hospital, a restaurant and the Fazenda Água Limpa, a clean water farm just outside Brasilía; where forestry, agricultural and ecological research is undertaken on the university’s behalf.

Relying on exchange programmes and networking with international organisations and post-secondary institutions, UnB administration and the Advisory Committee for International Affairs are positing it to the world as one of the best universities in Brazil.

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Key statistics

  • 26%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 13.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 46,097
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at University of Brasília

  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Geography
    • Sociology
  • Business & economics

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

    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Arts & humanities

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

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Physical sciences

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

    • Psychology
  • Life sciences

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

    • Law
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education