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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande Do Norte

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) is a public university with its head office in Natal, the capital of the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte, on the North-eastern coast. According to an evaluation by the Ministry of Education, UFRN is one of the best higher education institutions in the country and the main university center in the State. In addition, it is one of the ten biggest Brazilian universities in number of undergraduate students (36,000). It has 2 campi in Natal and 5 in the countryside. It offers 78 undergraduate courses, 7 as distance learning, covering the majority of knowledge areas. It offers 21 medical internships and 82 strito sensu graduate courses (52 masters and 30 doctorates). It coordinates the largest research project and graduate courses group in the State. The university community can count on modern facilities and information and communication technologies, as well as state-of-the-art integrated information systems allowing a very technological environment. Internationalization is one of its guiding principles, and it has cooperation agreements with over 70 foreign universities, sending and welcoming students from all over the world. Exchange students are exempt of tuition fees and attend a Portuguese Language Course for...
=121
2015
151-200
2015
119
2016
151-200
2016
=104
2017
201-250
2017
102
2018
201-250
2018
BRICS Rankings
  • 22
    Academic Reputation
  • 13.6
    International Faculty
  • 80.2
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 23.6
    Papers per Faculty
  • 31.8
    Citations per Paper
=121
2015
151-200
2015
119
2016
151-200
2016
=104
2017
201-250
2017
102
2018
201-250
2018
LatAm University Rankings
  • 46.1
    Overall Score
  • 22.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 99.6
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 78.2
    Web Impact
  • 83.7
    Papers per Faculty
  • 52.1
    Citations per Paper
  • 95.7
    International Research Network
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,099
International
43
With PhD
1,648

Number of students

49,133
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

142
Postgraduate 39%
Undergraduate 61%
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