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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, commonly known as PUC-Rio, is a private non-profit Catholic University created in 1940 with the mission of producing and transmitting knowledge based on humanistic values and Christian ethics. PUC-Rio is a leading research institution that focuses primarily on the development of science and innovation. It is recognized as one of the top five universities in Brazil. With approximately 1500 faculty members and researchers, the University has 24 Departments organized in four Academic Centers: the Center of Theology and Human Sciences, the Center of Social Sciences, the Center of Science and Technology, and the Center of Biomedical Sciences. PUC-Rio offers 36 Bachelors Programs and 26 Graduate Research Programs for 13.000 undergraduate students, 2.500 graduate students and 7.000 continuing education students. The International Program Office – CCCI (http://www.puc-rio.br/ccci/) – makes possible the exchange of students, professors and researchers. PUC-Rio offers Programs for undergraduate and graduate international students: Exchange and Short-Term Programs, and Double Degree Programs, among others. PUC-RIO is located in Gávea, a charming and green neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. Its campus is provided with a complete infrastructure including computer centers and free internet access; libraries; restaurants, bookstore; and cultural and community service projects....
501-550
2016
501-550
2017
501-550
2018
  • 40.2
    Academic Reputation
51-100
2017
  • 64.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 70.5
    Employer Reputation
13
2014
45
2014
14
2015
=47
2015
15
2016
=46
2016
201+
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 61.7
    Alumni Outcomes
13
2014
45
2014
14
2015
=47
2015
15
2016
=46
2016
201+
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 68.20
    Overall Score
  • 93.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 82.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 84.8
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 74.8
    International Faculty
  • 26.5
    International Students
  • 50.8
    Papers per Faculty
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
753
International
62

Number of students

15,425
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

678
Postgraduate 46%
Undergraduate 54%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.