Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

Av. Ipiranga, 6681 - Jardim Botânico, Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil

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established Established :

November 9th, 1948

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The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (Portuguese: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS), is a private non-profit Catholic university. With campuses in the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Viamão, it is the largest private university of the state of Rio Grande do Sul and the first university founded by the Catholic religious institute of the Marist Brothers.[3] PUCRS is considered the best private university of Brazil's Southern Region by the Ministry of Education (MEC), and one of the best private universities in the country, with FGV, PUC-Rio and the PUC-SP.

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Motto: Leading to the truth

Endowment: N/A

Administrative staff: 6,197

Students: 30,567

Undergraduates: 25,516

Postgraduates: 5,051

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