Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

World University Rankings 2024
Latin America Rankings 2023
Rua Sao Francisco Xavier 524, Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20550-900, Brazil

About Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

Formed in 1950 after incorporating several pre-existing schools, UERJ is a Brazilian university now with 52 courses and over 20,000 students. As well as satellite campuses at seven locations around the nation, the main institution is located the southern coastal city of Rio De Janeiro. Rio is the second largest city in Brazil and can be a cultural and social hub for students, with both a thriving tourist economy and a variety of higher learning institutions such as the Federal University of Rio De Janeiro.

The faculty of Economic Sciences predates the modern university, having been first opened in 1930. Courses offered include Public Security, Project Management, and Economics and Ethics. In 2003 the faculty began offering a Master’s programme in Economic Science, marking the formal beginning of a dedicated graduate school.

Another of the oldest and most respected faculties at UERJ is that of Medical Sciences, which was formally recognised as institution in 1940. Today the department of Integrative Medicine, Family and Community is a key research centre at a faculty which contains over 80 education and dual honours programmes. Established medical practices and research centres connected to UERJ are the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital and Piquet Carneiro Polyclinic.

The faculty of Arts at UERJ also spans a wide range of courses, and language opportunities for students can be found in its Letters programme, including a specialism in English literature.

Some of the most well known alumni from UERJ are model Juliana Alves, medical doctor Marcolino Gomes Candau, politician José Gomes Temporão, and novelist Adriana Lisboa.

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Key statistics

  • 9.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 0%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 22,879
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture
  • Engineering & technology

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

    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Law

    • Law
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Physical sciences

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

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

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Psychology

    • Psychology