The university is located mainly in Rio de Janeiro, with ramifications spreading to other ten cities. UFRJ is one of the main culprits in the formation of the Brazilian intellectual elite, contributing significantly to build not only the history of Rio de Janeiro but also of Brazil. The Federal University of Rio futuros de ações dos estrangeiros Janeiro is direct descendent of Brazil’s first higher education courses. Epitácio Pessoa through the Law Decree 14343, the institution was initially named “University of Rio de Janeiro”.
University Palace, neoclassical building finished in 1842. Thanks to such achievements, the UFRJ toke crucial role in the implantation of Brazilian higher education, which was in fact an aspiration from Brazilian intellectual elite since the country’s colonial era. The change reflected the government’s aim of controlling the quality of the national higher education system – mainly by setting a standard by which all other universities would have to conform. The early 1950s marked the institutionalization of research in the university, which consequentially led to the implementation of research institutes, full-time academic staff, instruction of highly specialized professors and the establishment of partnership with national and international financing agencies. University Palace in the 19th century, when it functioned as a hospice. The building was given to University of Brazil only in 1949.
In 1958, occasion for the 150-year anniversary of UFRJ’s medicine school, the university was faced by the urgent needs of a structural reform that stimulated deeper participation and cooperation among professors and students with college affairs and a more rational, efficiency-based use of public resources. After the reformation process, the university was propelled into a deeper and riskier restructuring phase that aimed to make the institution fit for the recently approved Law Decree of March 13, 1967 – a situation widely regarded as too bold for a nation with recent history as an independent territory and a culture that, inheriting traits from the Portuguese colonial rule, heavily emphasized tradition and stability. International interexchange and partnerships are profuse, leading to reformist tendencies that most of times successfully coexist with the university’s strong traditional ties. The university manages an ambitious program for extension courses, consisting mostly in providing full-time education to financially debilitated non-students of varying education backgrounds.
Besides, the UFRJ contributes heavily to Rio de Janeiro’s public health with its nine college hospitals, providing for over one thousand vacancies, and its deep integration with the State’s health treatment network. In a university, one teaches because one researches. The Rectory building, designed by architect Jorge Machado Moreira and finished in 1957, was awarded in the same year at the IV Bienal Internacional de Arte de São Paulo. Its gardens were designed by Roberto Burle Marx. The institution is also directed by a vice-rector and six other pro-rectors. In general, the MEC respects the electoral decision, choosing the most voted candidate.
Carlos Antônio Levi da Conceição, with Antônio José Ledo Alves da Cunha as vice-rector. Night view of the University City: highlighted Saber bridge supported by 21 you are tied to a pylon. 52 units and supplementary departments, each linked to one of six academic centers. It has a total of 48 454 active undergraduate students plus 7 333 students in undergraduate online courses, and a yearly graduation rate of 5 381 students. Each center is made of dozens of units and supplementary organs responsible for education, research and extension in their respective areas of knowledge.