Students interested in both the M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees are encouraged to apply. Contact Prof. Poletto directly – please apply via e-mail expressing your interests in working in our team and stating your previous experience.
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is one of the five largest and most qualified universities in Brazil. It is considered one of the most important higher education institutions in Latin America. Porto Alegre, the largest city in the south of Brazil, is the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul state. The city was founded in 1742 by immigrants from the Azores region (Portuguese immigrants). Since the 19th century, Porto Alegre has been receiving immigrants, particularly from Europe (Germans, Poles and Italians). Located at the junction of five rivers, it has become an important alluvial port as well as one of the major industrial and commercial cities of Brazil. Its population is about 1,500,000 inhabitants.