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UFRGS inaugurates Confucius Institute

UFRGS inaugurates Confucius Institute

The Institute has the goal of teaching Chinese language and culture to students and professionals in Brazil. Classes will be taught by Chinese teachers, ensuring high quality education for students of our university. The Institute inaugurates at the Language and Literature Institute (Campus do Vale) on April 25th 2012

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UFRGS' digital repository is named number 41 in the world

UFRGS' digital repository is named number 41 in the world

LUME, the University's digital repository, has been named Number 41 in Open Access Repository in the World by the Ranking Web of World Repositories, moving up more than fifty places.

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UFRGS' Central Library reopens with new infraestructure

UFRGS' Central Library reopens with new infraestructure

UFRGS Central Library reopens with new air-conditioning and reading spaces. The library houses an important collection of the University, composed of rare books, atlases and dictionaries

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Cooperation Agreement with Dassault Aviation

Cooperation Agreement with Dassault Aviation

The agreement reflects the motivation of Rafale International and their partners to be at the forefront of innovation and to prepare for the technological future, through the establishment of privileged networks between actors of Education and R&D parties, such as UFRGS

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Chinese language UFRGS student wins language competition at national level

Chinese language UFRGS student wins language competition at national level

On May 12, Rafael Papageorgiou, student of Chinese language at the Instituto Confúcio at UFRGS, was the national winner of the Brazilian preliminary in the 11th Chinese Bridge Competition for exchange students held in São Paulo

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UFRGS Japanese group organizes free cultural activities

UFRGS Japanese group organizes free cultural activities

To participate in the 10th National Museum Week, the UFRGS Japanese Immigration and Culture Memorial group organized many cultural activities and events, which were held until May 25th. The schedule included expositions, workshops and mini-courses

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RELINTER team represents UFRGS on mission to the United Kigdom

RELINTER team represents UFRGS on mission to the United Kigdom

UFRGS participated on a mission to the United Kingdom, organized by the AGDI (Gaúcho Agency of Promotion and Development of Investments), a division of the SDPI (Secretariat of Development and Promotion of Investments of the Rio Grande do Sul State Government)

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Student selected to take course promoted by Unesco

Student selected to take course promoted by Unesco

Pamela Marques, student of the Graduate Program in Education (PPGEDU/UFRGS), researches the role of young university students in national contexts of extreme poverty, with a case study on Haiti

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Head of the Physics Institute elected as International Councillor of the APS

Head of the Physics Institute elected as International Councillor of the APS

Márcia Barbosa was elected in June. Recently, the UFRGS professor has also been elected vice-president of the IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics)

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UFRGS signs a cooperation agreement with Galilee International Management Institute

UFRGS signs a cooperation agreement with Galilee International Management Institute

Represented by Carlos André Mendes, Professor from IPH, UFRGS participates in the Training Program of the Agricultural Technology and Irrigation at GIMI

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UFRGS sport teams win the JUGs – Jogos Universitários Gaúchos 2012

UFRGS sport teams win the JUGs – Jogos Universitários Gaúchos 2012

Both Men’s Volleyball and Chess team have become the State champions

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UFRGS signs agreement  to boost petroleum research and development

UFRGS signs agreement to boost petroleum research and development

Agreement cofunded by CNPq and BG Brasil, with the participation of a Scottish university, acknowledges the UFRGS as one of the institutions with the largest oil and gas research portfolio in Brazil

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Physics Institute Director receives international award

Physics Institute Director receives international award

Marcia Barbosa was awarded for discovering a water anomaly “that may lead to a better understanding of the mechanism of proteins folding, which is essential for the treatment of some diseases”, according to Unesco

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Brazilian astronomers discover a satellite in the Milky Way

Brazilian astronomers discover a satellite in the Milky Way

The satellite discovery, Balbinot 1, was named after a PhD student who headed the research

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The Mayor of London visits UFRGS

The Mayor of London visits UFRGS

Authorities signed an agreement of intentions with the University and the State of Culture of RS

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UFRGS researcher is awarded by The World Academy of Science

UFRGS researcher is awarded by The World Academy of Science

Jairton Dupont, from the Chemistry Institute, will be part of the TWAS, along with seven other Brazilian scientists

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Representatives of the Ohio University seek partnership with UFRGS

Representatives of the Ohio University seek partnership with UFRGS

Research and exchange experiences were the debated subjects

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UFRGS professors receive the Gaucho Researcher Award 2012

UFRGS professors receive the Gaucho Researcher Award 2012

Professors were awarded in seven different categories

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Ambassador of Ecuador visits UFRGS

Ambassador of Ecuador visits UFRGS

Horacio Sevilla Borja has expressed interest in stimulating joint research development, in bringing students to Brazil and in the racial quotas experience

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UFRGS receives R$13 million in investments by FINEP

UFRGS receives R$13 million in investments by FINEP

The University is the institution with the most funds released by the CT-Infra/Proinfra 2011. Infrastructure projects will benefit greatly from this

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International partnership graduates first group of students

International partnership graduates first group of students

Savoie University’s degrees were given in a graduation ceremony at the Noble Hall of the College of Law

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Capes Prize for Theses 2012 highlights 10 works from UFRGS

Capes Prize for Theses 2012 highlights 10 works from UFRGS

Four theses defended at UFRGS in 2011 won the Capes Prize for Theses in their fields. Six others received Honorable Mention

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UFRGS stands out at the 2012 Young Scientist Award

UFRGS stands out at the 2012 Young Scientist Award

Student Caetano Decian Lazzari was ranked second place in the undergraduate category and professor Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel received an honorable mention for his career

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UFRGS is the best Brazilian University according to Ministry of Education

UFRGS is the best Brazilian University according to Ministry of Education

Quality indicators about higher education in Brazil highlight UFRGS’s programs. The General Index of the University programs has reached a score of 4.28, which is the highest among all the Brazilian universities

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UFRGS presents a machine used by the Nazis in World War II

UFRGS presents a machine used by the Nazis in World War II

University Museum exhibition about the British Mathematician Alan Turing consists of the Enigma Machine A2200

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UFRGS gains a spotlight in an international ranking

UFRGS gains a spotlight in an international ranking

Second in Brazil and third in Latin America, the University continues being one of the best universities in the world, regarding the spread of information and the impact of the knowledge produced

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Klaus Miczek joins in on a research developed in partnership with UFRGS

Klaus Miczek joins in on a research developed in partnership with UFRGS

Along with professor Rosa Almeida, the Tufts University researcher is supervising the investigation on social stress and brain modifications

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UFRGS’s participation in Computer Science Fair attracts foreign interest

UFRGS’s participation in Computer Science Fair attracts foreign interest

Our University took part for the second time in the largest international Computer Science Fair, held in Hannover, Germany

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University’s President welcomes researcher from University College London

University’s President welcomes researcher from University College London

UFRGS and UCL researchers aim to strengthen partnerships for studies in the field of epilepsy

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UFRGS discusses agreement with Chinese university

UFRGS discusses agreement with Chinese university

Harbin Normal University seeks cooperation of exchange programs for language teachers. UFRGS will provide professionals to teach Portuguese and will receive Chinese teachers

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UFRGS develops new research with stem-cells

UFRGS develops new research with stem-cells

Specialists in the Hematology and Stem-cells Laboratory, of the UFRGS Pharmacy College, study the development of a new biomaterial that may assist the regeneration of human organs

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Main Lecture at UFRGS lifts up the defense of democracy

Main Lecture at UFRGS lifts up the defense of democracy

In a conference this morning, Cláudio Fonteles, a member of the National Truth Committee worked to encourage community participation in forming a network for the defense of democratic rights. At the event, the following news was released: UFRGS will have its own Truth Committee

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Representative of the UN’s Department for Peacekeeping visits UFRGS

Representative of the UN’s Department for Peacekeeping visits UFRGS

A meeting at the President’s Office was held to discuss the organization of an International Seminar about the reformation in the world security sector at the university

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Albert Fert is Doctor Honoris Causa at UFRGS

Albert Fert is Doctor Honoris Causa at UFRGS

The title honors the cooperation of more than 30 years between the University and the French physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 2007

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UFRGS gets ready for agreement with Pasteur de Montevideo Institute

UFRGS gets ready for agreement with Pasteur de Montevideo Institute

In a meeting, the future agreement between the two institutions was discussed. Biomedicine applied to health and diagnosis, infective illnesses, cancer and psychiatry are among the converging areas

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Nobel laureate in Literature, Coetzee lectures on creative writing during the ‘apartheid’.

Nobel laureate in Literature, Coetzee lectures on creative writing during the ‘apartheid’.

John M. Coetzee discussed the literary censorship he experienced in South Africa during the 1970s and 1980s

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Graduate school program in Computer Science reaches its 40th anniversary

Graduate school program in Computer Science reaches its 40th anniversary

Informatics Institute Program, which has already graduated over 1.5thousand professionals, was the pioneer in Computer Science in the State

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Agreements bring UFRGS closer to athletes’ preparation

Agreements bring UFRGS closer to athletes’ preparation

The agreements encompass the Brazilian Confederation of Orientation and the gaucho federations of Rugby, Gymnastics, Track and Field and Indoor Hockey and Judo

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University receives Peking delegation

University receives Peking delegation

Representatives from the Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU) would like to initiate a partnership through student and professor’ mobility. Food safety is among the main interests of the researchers from UFRGS

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Ranking shows UFRGS as the third best Brazilian federal university

Ranking shows UFRGS as the third best Brazilian federal university

QS Latin American University Rankings highlights UFRGS in the 14th position among the 300 institutions which were assessed. The University received the maximum score in the criteria of proportion of faculty with doctorate degrees and article production

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UFRGS projects stimulate association with Africa

UFRGS projects stimulate association with Africa

UFRGS has three project proposals funded by CAPES’s program of research and teaching in cooperation with African institutions. The support for the creation of the first socio-environmental Agronomy program at the University of Cape Verde is one of the proposals

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Léa Fagundes is Professor Emeritus of UFRGS

Léa Fagundes is Professor Emeritus of UFRGS

Innovative in the use of new education technology, Léa Fagundes has dedicated more than forty years to teaching and researching at UFRGS. Nowadays she continues her activities working as a visiting professor at the University.

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New agreements increase the partnership UFRGS-China

New agreements increase the partnership UFRGS-China

In a recent trip to China, the President signs agreement with two of the five top Chinese universities

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Renowned Portuguese neuroscientist visits UFRGS

Renowned Portuguese neuroscientist visits UFRGS

António Damásio, M.D., Ph.D., has left his message in the University’s Golden Guestbook. Dr. Damásio is a world-renowned researcher, best known for his work on the relationship between human brain activity and emotions

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Jorge Guimarães’s dedication to science is recognized by UFRGS

Jorge Guimarães’s dedication to science is recognized by UFRGS

The institution bestowed the title of Professor Emeritus on Guimarães, who has been working at the Institute of Biosciences since 1997

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Programs Offered by UFRGS Receive International Recognition

Programs Offered by UFRGS Receive International Recognition

Arcu-Sul is a system of accreditation that evaluates programs offered by universities within Mercosur member-states – Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – and associate nations – Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia and Bolivia

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South Korean Ambassador to Brazil arrives at UFRGS

South Korean Ambassador to Brazil arrives at UFRGS

South Korea and Brazil share a strategic partnership in terms of political, economic and academic relations. The South Korean Ambassador’s delegation seeks to forge closer ties with local institutions in Rio Grande do Sul

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UFRGS and Chilean Representatives Meet to Increase Cooperation

UFRGS and Chilean Representatives Meet to Increase Cooperation

Fernando Schmidt, the Chilean Ambassador to Brazil, and William Patrickson, the Chilean Consul General, visited UFRGS this morning. UFRGS is working to expand mutual agreements with Chilean academic institutions

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UFRGS Students Selected for the “Science without Borders” Program Attend Farewell Ceremony

UFRGS Students Selected for the “Science without Borders” Program Attend Farewell Ceremony

In total, 222 students were selected to continue their undergraduate studies in 17 foreign countries. These students represent over 30 different majors

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Agreement seeks to resume pharmaceutical production at Lafergs

Agreement seeks to resume pharmaceutical production at Lafergs

UFRGS and Lafergs signed a cooperative agreement regarding technological innovation and training personnel in the pharmaceutical industry. Their new deal centered on accelerating the renewal of Lafergs’ pharmaceutical production, which was discontinued in 2004.

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Peter Singer defends equal consideration of animal interests

Peter Singer defends equal consideration of animal interests

The world-renowned Australian philosopher gave a morning lecture at UFRGS

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Luís Augusto Fischer is the new patron of the Porto Alegre Book Fair

Luís Augusto Fischer is the new patron of the Porto Alegre Book Fair

Fischer, professor at the Institute of Languages and Literature at UFRGS, was chosen as the patron of one of the largest book fairs in Latin America

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Cellular Biology Project brings stem cell researchers to UFRGS

Cellular Biology Project brings stem cell researchers to UFRGS

Professor Harm Kampinga (University of Groningen) arrived at UFRGS as a visiting research professor and lecturer

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Ramos Horta highlights the process of Timorese reconciliation at a solemn event at UFRGS

Ramos Horta highlights the process of Timorese reconciliation at a solemn event at UFRGS

The former president of East Timor received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa, the highest honor at UFRGS

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British Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Will Work Toward Reciprocity

British Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Will Work Toward Reciprocity

Minister Hugo Wire was at UFRGS this morning, and administrators here made clear the need to form more equal academic interactions between the two countries

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A Delegation from the University of Bonn in Germany visits UFRGS

A Delegation from the University of Bonn in Germany visits UFRGS

Several areas of interest were explored in a meeting with representatives and researchers from the University of Bonn and UFRGS

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Folha de São Paulo Highlights UFRGS in University Rankings

Folha de São Paulo Highlights UFRGS in University Rankings

UFRGS was ranked as the 4th best university in Brazil, and the best university in the southern region

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III International Congress of Universia Deans – Rio 2014 is debated at UFRGS

III International Congress of Universia Deans – Rio 2014 is debated at UFRGS

The Universia Academic Committee is at UFRGS to organize the congress that is set to take place July of next year

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National Secretary of Technological Development and Innovation speaks about attracting resources

National Secretary of Technological Development and Innovation speaks about attracting resources

At a meeting at the President’s office, Álvaro Prata was introduced to innovative and technological projects developed at the UFRGS

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Event Celebrates Guinea-Bissau’s 40th Anniversary of Independence

Event Celebrates Guinea-Bissau’s 40th Anniversary of Independence

The honored African state boasts the highest number of foreign students enrolled at UFRGS via the PEC-G

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A meeting brings UFRGS closer to academic exchange programs with Turkey

A meeting brings UFRGS closer to academic exchange programs with Turkey

A visit from the Turkish Ambassador to Brazil, a member-state of the European Union, considered ways to expand academic interaction between Turkey and Brazil

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UFRGS finishes Salão 2013 awarding its highlights

UFRGS finishes Salão 2013 awarding its highlights

This year’s edition had more than 4,000 works enrolled and 68 lecturers. The initiative involved more than 10,000 people in teaching, research and community outreach activities

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Students create an electrical car rental service in Porto Alegre

Students create an electrical car rental service in Porto Alegre

The system is expected to be available to the university community until the end of 2014. The project is still in the fund raising and public opinion research phase

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UFRGS confers Robert Alexy the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa

UFRGS confers Robert Alexy the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa

German jurist has works on basic rights and legal argument known worldwide

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UFRGS signs a cooperation agreement with the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg

UFRGS signs a cooperation agreement with the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg

Chancellor and delegates from the German institution are welcomed in Porto Alegre

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80th Anniversary Celebration at UFRGS Begins

80th Anniversary Celebration at UFRGS Begins

On November 28th, our University reached its 79th anniversary. On that same day, preparations for the University's 80th Anniversary celebration began

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UFRGS is ranked the best university of Brazil for second consecutive year

UFRGS is ranked the best university of Brazil for second consecutive year

UFRGS has reached the score of 4,28 in the General Index of Courses (IGC), which corresponds to the maximum grade 5 in the assessment carried out by the MEC. Five undergraduate courses have also obtained the best grades

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UFRGS’ Vice-President  welcomes the ambassador to the European Union

UFRGS’ Vice-President welcomes the ambassador to the European Union

In the meeting, Ana Paula Zacarias and Rui Opperman highlighted the importance of cooperation agreements between Brazilian and European universities

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Sebastião Salgado’s Aula Magna speech touches the audience at UFRGS

Sebastião Salgado’s Aula Magna speech touches the audience at UFRGS

The photographer presented his life trajectory and gave inside scoops of his long travels by showcasing personal recordings from around the world. Approximately 1,500 people attended the event

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Biggest stratigraphic tank of Latin America opens in UFRGS

Biggest stratigraphic tank of Latin America opens in UFRGS

Structure built at the Hydraulic Research Institute enables experimentation of models that simulate deep-water sedimentation

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A spectacular class

A spectacular class

Singer Gilberto Gil turns UFRGS’ Salão de Atos into “the best place in the world” during the performative class as part of the celebration events for the 80th anniversary of the University

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International rankings highlight UFRGS’ quality

International rankings highlight UFRGS’ quality

Shanghai’s Academic Ranking of World Universities, Saudi Arabia’s Center of World University Rankings (CWUR), and UK’s QS Latin American University Rankings 2014 have listed the University

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Exhibition features works by visual artist Luiz Gonzaga

Exhibition features works by visual artist Luiz Gonzaga

Works by the retired teacher from UFRGS are part of the project Percurso do Artista

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UFRGS recognizes knowledge from great masters

UFRGS recognizes knowledge from great masters

Italian professor Umberto Eco, Argentinian magistrate Ricardo Luis Lorenzetti and American researchers Marvin Beatty and John Murdock have been granted a Doctor Honoris Causa degree

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University creates Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis

University creates Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis

Apparatus of the Institute of Chemistry is used for research on ionic liquids

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UFRGS holds Symposium on Food and Feeding in the 21st Century

UFRGS holds Symposium on Food and Feeding in the 21st Century

The theme has an interdisciplinary character and invites to discussion researchers from Agricultural Sciences, Veterinary, Food Sciences and Technology, Anthropology and Medical Sciences

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Mia Couto and his memories flooded UFRGS

Mia Couto and his memories flooded UFRGS

Mozambican writer shared experiences in the shape of poetry during the Inaugural Class

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Boaventura Santos returns to UFRGS with new challenges for the Social Sciences

Boaventura Santos returns to UFRGS with new challenges for the Social Sciences

The Portuguese sociologist has been to Porto Alegre numerous times, participating in debates and in the implementation of the public participatory budgeting. He was also present in all the World Social Forums held in the city. Subtitle: Boaventura Santos spoke of the problems and challenges faced by the Social Sciences nowadays

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UFRGS is among the top 500 universities according to the QS World University Rankings

UFRGS is among the top 500 universities according to the QS World University Rankings

For the first time in its history, the University of Rio Grande do Sul ranked in the top 500 in the British publication

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Uruguayan president's conference opens meeting of Latin American universities

Uruguayan president's conference opens meeting of Latin American universities

At a crowded Salão de Atos, Mujica thrilled the audience by talking about freedom and dreams, and encouraging the public to think about the world we live in

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UFRGS hosts National Seminar of Cátedra Sérgio Vieira de Mello

UFRGS hosts National Seminar of Cátedra Sérgio Vieira de Mello

The event gathers researchers and professionals to discuss refugee camps and migration areas

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University of Cape Verde’s representative visits UFRGS

University of Cape Verde’s representative visits UFRGS

The meeting reaffirms the partnership between the institutions in the field of Agricultural Science

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UFRGS’ research center presents maps of areas at risk in the state

UFRGS’ research center presents maps of areas at risk in the state

Encantado city receives products of “Mapping Project of Flood and Landslide Hazard Assessment in Vulnerable Areas”

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Foreign students are welcomed by UFRGS’ administration

Foreign students are welcomed by UFRGS’ administration

These students come from different countries of Africa and South America through PEC-G partnerships

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UFRGS will have special enrollment for refugees

UFRGS will have special enrollment for refugees

Committee elaborated draft that opens vacancies for individuals in situation of refuge. Students may benefit from policy starting from the beginning of 2016

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Institute of Physics’ professor receives the L’Oréal-Unesco Award for Women in Science

Institute of Physics’ professor receives the L’Oréal-Unesco Award for Women in Science

Thaisa Storchi Bergmann, head of Department of Astronomy and of UFRGS’ Research Group on Astrophysics, was chosen for her discoveries on the field of extragalactic astrophysics

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International students are received with social gathering

International students are received with social gathering

Hundreds of students from exchange programs were introduced in ceremony

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Nuccio Ordine’s Aula Magna to take place at UFRGS

Nuccio Ordine’s Aula Magna to take place at UFRGS

Italian professor and philosopher presents his "The usefulness of the useless" on the tenth of March, at 10 a.m., at Salão de Atos. Free admission

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Thailand’s Ambassador at UFRGS

Thailand’s Ambassador at UFRGS

The meeting aimed at discussing partnerships and exchange programs

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UFRGS and STIHL sign Cooperation Protocol

UFRGS and STIHL sign Cooperation Protocol

Sub-heading: Agreement will bring intense exchange between UFRGS and STIHL with the aim to producing knowledge to boost the industry’s performance

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UFRGS has three subject areas ranked among the top 100

UFRGS has three subject areas ranked among the top 100

QS Top Universities Rankings highlight world's top universities in 42 subject areas

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UFRGS welcomes students enrolled through PEC-G, a special program for exchange students

UFRGS welcomes students enrolled through PEC-G, a special program for exchange students

A growing number of students from developing countries has been choosing UFRGS to complete their undergraduate studies. Twelve new students enrolled in undergraduate programs at UFRGS this semester

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Welcoming reception promotes the integration of interchange students

Welcoming reception promotes the integration of interchange students

About 800 foreign students attend UFRGS’ classes in undergraduate, graduate and Portuguese programs

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