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Institute of Mathematics


The Institute of Mathematics (IM) at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS is the faculty responsible for teaching the disciplines of Mathematics and Statistics to a wide variety of undergraduate courses offered at UFRGS (Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science and others). Founded on March 9th, 1959, its undergraduate program is run by two departments:

  • The Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics (DMPA)
  • The Department of Statistics (DEST)

Both departments are responsible for organizing and providing disciplines in the areas of mathematics and statistics for over twenty thousand students each academic year. The Mathematics Institute also offers the following undergraduate and graduate programs:

Undergraduate Program

  • Teaching degree in Mathematics
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics (major in Pure Mathematics and on Applied and Computational Mathematics)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics
  • Graduate Program

The IM/UFRGS offers three Graduate Programs:

  • Graduate Program in Mathematics
  • Graduate Program in Applied Mathematics
  • Graduate Program in Mathematics Teaching

Over one hundred students are studying to receive their Doctorate and Masters degrees, recognized by CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel), a public foundation in coordination with the Education Ministry in Brazil.




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Porto Alegre, RS


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Phone: +55 51 3308-6225/ 3308-6189

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