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Top 5 Universities In Brazil You Should Know About

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If you have been looking for educational avenues abroad, might we suggest Brazil? The recent decade has been very beneficial to the country financially. Many TNCs have established their headquarters in the country and this has resulted in an economic boom. It has translated directly into an employment gain for the youth of the nation. Brazil has been investing heavily into building up its academic infrastructure and its universities have been the direct beneficiary of that. And as a result, students from all over the world are pouring into the nation for pursuing higher education. Brazil has not only quality institutions but also mesmerizing natural locales to act as an incentive for studying there.

Below, we list the five universities of Brazil that you should know about.

  1. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janerio (UFRJ)
    UFRJ is one of the best educational destinations in Brazil and it is investing heavily into becoming a leading research institute. The goal of the university is to provide research and findings that can have an impact on the nation and help its people to achieve a better living standard. UFRJ has more than a hundred and 50 undergraduate programs and more than five hundred graduate programs. Offering courses in everything ranging from botany to geology, you can choose to pursue the course of your choice here. In addition to an excellent research faculty, you also get the opportunity to get published in reputed magazines and journals. As an aspiring academician, this is going to benefit you a great deal.
  2. Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP)
    UNIFESP started as a university that offered courses in only health sectors but as time progressed it expanded into other areas as well. Resent day, it offers courses in health sciences, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and other technical fields. Its expansion to six campuses is an ode to its promise of excellence and its delivery on that promise. When it comes to research, UNIFESP is amongst the top universities of the nation. Its scores rank high even in the combined ranking of the BRICS nation. The faculty of UNIFESP is to be credited for its strong performance and they remain dedicated to an even better future for the university.
  3. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
    Catering to more than 33 thousand students, UFRGS has not only a promising future but also an equally illustrious past. It is the only university on this list that boasts of having three former Presidents of the nation on its alumni list. The last statement makes it evident that its alumni have played a huge role in boosting the stature of the university but those are not only words on a screen, they have invested in both its academics and infrastructure. And it has proven to be a deciding factor in ensuring the popularity that UFRGS has amongst foreign and national students.
  4. Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar)
    UFSCar has more than three hundred laboratories on its campus along with numerous theatres. These are the hub of the ignited minds of the country. Hosting frequent conventions on research and development in food security, agriculture, and sustainable development, UFSCar is working for the betterment of Brazil. Top students from the country, who wish to do their part in the development of their nation, study here. As a hub for sharp minds, the students face intense competition from one another. This helps bolster their confidence to work shoulder to shoulder with other top scientists from over the world. As inferred from this, UFSCar is the place to go if you are looking for international exposure as a student.
  5. Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP)
    Brazil’s largest university with more than 88 thousand students and a twenty thousand strong staff, USP plays a pivotal role in the country’s reputation as an academic hub. USP also has the highest number of papers and articles published in reputed international journals. It also has a student exchange program with the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. USP is also vital to Brazil’s cultural heritage. It has more than twenty museums that host the country’s cultural history, theatres that cater to national and international conferences, and its own TV channel which gives the students a readily available national platform to shine on. Of all the universities listed here, USP has the most to offer.
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Ryan Miller
Ryan Miller is CEOWORLD magazine's executive editor of news, writing analysis, and long-form reporting. In his role, he coordinates and tracks the publication of special packages, magazine stories, and the publication’s signature lists. He's a somewhat long-suffering supporter of Manchester United F.C. and a genuinely long-suffering fan of the Los Angeles Clippers.