Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio) is a Jesuit, Catholic, pontifical university in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is the joint responsibility of the Catholic Archdiocese of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro and the Society of Jesus. In 2019, PUC-Rio was ranked as the fourth best university in Latin America by Times Higher Education magazine.[3]

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Coat of arms of the university
MottoAlis Grave Nil (Latin)
Motto in English
With wings, nothing is heavy
TypePrivate Roman Catholic Research Non-profit Coeducational Higher Education Institution
Established30 October 1940; 81 years ago (30 October 1940)[1]
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
ChancellorOrani João Cardinal Tempesta, OCist.
PresidentJosafá Carlos de Siqueira, S.J.
Vice-presidentFr. Álvaro Mendonça Pimentel, S.J.
(Vice-President)
Prof.José Ricardo Bergmann
(VP for Academic Affairs)
Prof. Luiz Carlos Scavarda do Carmo
(VP for VP for Administrative Affairs)
Prof. Augusto Luiz Duarte Lopes Sampaio (VP for Community Affairs)
Prof. Sérgio de Almeida Bruni
(VP for Development Affairs)
Vice rectorFrancisco Ivern Simó, S.J.
Academic staff
800[2]
Students15,084 (In year 2016)
Undergraduates12,518
Postgraduates2,566
Location
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea - Rio de Janeiro
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22°58′45.48″S 43°13′56.82″W
CampusUrban
ColorsYellow and Blue
Websitewww.puc-rio.br

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