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Study at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio Grande do Sul

Porto Alegre, Avenida Ipiranga, 6681 - Partenon, Porto Alegre - RS, 90619-900, Brazil
Age
founded in 1948
Size
12,000 students
Fees
$ n/a
Founded in 1948, PUCRS is a reference in higher education and research in the country and in the world. A Marist university of excellence, aimed at the comprehensive education of our students, in their religious, humanistic, scientific, professional and citizen dimensions, and which contribute to the development and progress of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil. Located in Porto Alegre, the southernmost capital of Brazil, the PUCRS campus offers a true university experience in an environment that fosters learning and growth, combining extensive and modern facilities with a highly qualified faculty. PUCRS is a microcosm of society, where thousands of people circulate daily. It is a living environment, growing harmoniously in size, complexity and quality. The Marist Brothers arrived in Rio Grande do Sul in 1900 with an educational approach based on respect and hard work, in line with Catholic values and guided by St. Marcellin Champagnats vision.Marist schools have played an important role in shaping the Gaucho society, resulting in the establishment of the Universidade Catolica doRio Grande do Sul (Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul) in 1948, which received the Pontifical title in 1950.Today, PUCRS is a benchmark in higher education and research in Brazil and around the world.

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Campus and Accommodation

With extensive physical spaces and green areas, PUCRS' campus covers an area of 135 acres, with an infrastructure that fully attends to the thousands of students, professors and professional and administrative personnel of Tecnopuc. Among the various buildings of schools, laboratories, classrooms and administrative departments, the Main Library stands out, considered to be the most technologically advanced in South America, offering more than one million references in all areas of knowledge.

International Student Life

Rio Grande do Sul (RS), whose capital city is Porto Alegre, is the southernmost state in Brazil, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (East), Uruguay (South), Argentina (West) and the Brazilian Stateof Santa Catarina (North). It isa strategic development center of Mercosur, a common market promoting free trade and the fluid movement of goods, people, and currency between Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.Porto Alegre is the biggest city in Rio Grande do Sul. Safety:As in most large cities, you should be cautious when out on the streets. Avoid walking alone, especially at night. Be mindful of any expensive items you carry and avoid carrying large sums of money. Be especially careful with your purse, wallet,and backpack in all public places, particularly when going out at night. Porto Alegre has been awarded more than 80 prizes and titles, and it is characterized as one of the best Brazilian capitals to live, study, work, do business, and have fun.The capital of RS is one of the greenest cities in Brazil and it holds one of the highest literacy rates in the country as well.Finally, Porto Alegre has been one of the first host cities of the World Social Forum. Besides, it has been selected as one of the host cities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

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