2020-07-25 BRAZIL

Marist University stands out among the best universities in Latin America

The Pontifícia Universidade Católico do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), of the Province of Brasil Sul-Amazônia, is among the 20 best universities in Latin America, according to the international ranking published on July 7 by the Times Higher Education (THE) Latin America 2020. PUCRS appears as the best private institution in the southern region of Brazil and ranks second among all Brazilian private universities.

In the assessment made by the Times Higher Education – which this year included 1,400 universities from 92 countries – PUCRS stands out especially in the areas of citation, research, teaching and international perspective.

The recognition rewards the effort of the Marist institution to improve the educational level in its different areas and reinforces the commitment of the institution to the production of knowledge and international cooperation. Since 1994, PUCRS has been supported by the Brazilian Union of Education and Assistance (UBEA), a civil entity of the Marist Network.

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

The Rector of PUCRS is Br. Evilázio Teixeira. The university was founded in 1931, when the Higher Course in Administration and Finance was launched. It was recognized as a university on November 9, 1948. Today, it has about 30 thousand students, more than 140 thousand graduates, 63 options for undergraduate courses, 23 options for master’s degrees, 21 for doctorates and more than 100 specializations. At its 63rd anniversary, the Institution consolidated itself as one of the best in the country, with 89% of its professors holding a master’s or doctoral degree. It has more than 200 laboratories for its teaching and research activities, in addition to a University Hospital, a Science and Technology Park (Tecnopuc), a Science and Technology Museum (MCT), a Sports Park, a Theatre and an Events Centre.


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