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Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2024
Latin America Rankings 2023
Rua XV de Novembro, 1299, Curitiba, 80060-000, Brazil

About Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

The Federal University of Paraná (Universidade Federal do Paraná or UFPR) is a symbol of the perserverance of the city of Curitiba, Brazil. 

UFPR was founded in 1912 in Curitiba, capital of the State of Paraná. Shortly after, the First World War broke out. The economic drain of the war lead to a national depression, and in 1920 the government ordered that universities should be closed as a money-saving initiative. To get around this, UFPR split into several colleges. In 1951 the colleges reuinted and UFPR became a free public institution.

Over 100 undergraduate programmes, 70 Master’s and 50 PhDs are available at the university. They encompass a comprehensive range of subjects, from accounting to zootechnics.

Science students can enjoy access to numerous research labs across different fields. Some of the specialist centres at UFPR include the Laboratory of Electrochemical Surfaces and Corrosion, the Human Cytogenetics Laboratory and the Laboratory for Studies in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling.

Curitiba is the easiest Brazilian city to travel around thanks to its pedestrianised blocks and express bus lanes. Students can zip from the university to the Municipal Market, environmental park, panoramic tower and numerous bars. The region is heavily influenced by immigration from Japan, and each year the city holds four Matsuri festivals featuring food stalls and entertainment.

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Key statistics

  • 39,031
    Number of FTE Students
  • 15.6
    No. of students per staff
  • 24%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 56 : 44
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 1%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)

  • Education

    • Education
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Engineering & technology

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

    • Geography
    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Veterinary Science
    • Sport Science
  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Business & Management
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law