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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

University Web Ranking

World Rank : 6787

Country Rank : 73 (Web Ranking in brazil)


Founded in 1920. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro is a Public higher education university located in rio de janeiro, rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america. The university awards degree in arts & humanities, business & social sciences, language & culture, medicine & health, engineering, science & technology. Internationally Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro university ranked 6787 in the world. It has ranked 73 in brazil. This 99 years old higher education university admission process is based on entrance examinations. It provides admission to Men and Women (coed) and Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission.

General Information

Acronym : UFRJ

Founded : 1920

Areas of Studies

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Control Type : Public

Entity Type : Non-Profit

Facilities And Services

Library : Yes

Housing : Yes

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Wikipedia Article : Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Wikipedia Article

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The Psychological Effects of Falling Asleep and Waking Up to the Sound of Gunshots  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. For the original article in Portuguese by Luís Eduardo Macedo published by Agência de Notícias das Favelas click here.

Wed, 29 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Bolsonaro Signs Appointment of First Woman Rector of Rio Federal University  The Rio Times

President Jair Bolsonaro signed this Friday (31st) the nomination of Denise Pires de Carvalho as rector of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Air France Accident Motivated Researcher and Changed the Industry  Folha de S.Paulo

In 2009, it was the third serious airline accident in Brazil in three years.

Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Firefighters Race to Save Relics as Fire Engulfs Rio de Janeiro's National Museum  Bloomberg

Rio De Janeiro (AP) -- A huge fire engulfed Brazil's 200 -year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as ...

Sun, 02 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The far right commands 22m voters across Europe and it’s rising – what next?  The London Economic

The extreme far right now commands an electorate of over 22 million across Europe. From 1999 to 2014, the share of seats of extreme right-wing- and neofascist ...

Sun, 10 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Brazilian Supreme Court Refuses To Judge Its Biggest Case On IP And Access To Medicines, And Benefits Big Pharma With Undue Monopolies  Intellectual Property Watch

By Marcela Fogaça Vieira and Pedro Villardi. The Brazilian Supreme Court (STF) has mysteriously cancelled the judgment of the most important case regarding ...

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Physical exercise can counter Alzheimer's, say Brazilian scientists - Xinhua |  Xinhua

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Physical exercise can counter the loss of memory caused by Alzheimer's, according to a study published Monday in the ...

Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
UniFavela Sows the Seeds of Popular Education in Maré (and How You Can Show Your Support)  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. “Our DNA is not only our own. It has been in contact with other bacteria for thousands of years,” explains Luana Silva dos Santos.

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Details emerge of destruction at Brazil's national museum  Museums Association

Although the museum has not yet been able to officially confirm the details, media reports indicate that some of the biggest losses include the museum's entire ...

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
UFRJ Nautilus: A Brazilian AUV Project  Marine Technology News

The UFRJ Nautilus AUV is an academic project designed to develop autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology in Brazil and participate in the annual ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Plasticor changes color when food is not fit for consumption

Scientists at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, have designed and produced biodegradable plastic packaging called Plasticor, that shows if ...

Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Train your brain, change your brain  Science Daily

Less than one hour of brain training with neurofeedback leads to a strengthening of neural connections and communication among brain areas. This is the main ...

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
When the Favela Occupies the University: Abraço das Favelas at UFRJ  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. From April 24 to 28, the Abraço das Favelas event brought artistic interventions and debates to the Federal University of Rio de ...

Thu, 10 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
It's all in the code: protein production efficiency can be predicted by gene sequence  EurekAlert

Scientists from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro explored mRNA and protein public databases to unravel hidden meanings of the genetic code. Using a ...

Mon, 04 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Brazilian biomedical science faces reproducibility test

Researchers at more than 60 Brazilian labs will assess the replicability of research by their country's scientists.

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Lack of science support fails Brazil  Science Magazine

On 2 September, the world watched in horror as Brazil's National Museum, housing a vast collection of more than 20 million biodiversity and cultural artifacts, ...

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Brazilian scientists strive to turn politicians into allies

As President Jair Bolsonaro slashes support for science and education, academics open up a route to offer scientific advice to policymakers.

Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Anticancer drug candidate inhibits lethal aggregation of mutant tumor suppressor protein  EurekAlert

Brazilian researchers are the first to demonstrate the action of the synthetic compound PRIMA-1 (p53 reactivation with induction of massive apoptosis-1) against ...

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Elizabeth Oliveira Archives - Conservation news

Elizabeth Oliveira is a Brazilian journalist and researcher specializing in social and environmental issues. PhD by the Postgraduate Program in Public Policies, ...

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
They survived Pompeii's explosion, but these historical treasures are now feared lost in Rio's flames  National Post

It is feared that up to 90 per cent of the National Museum's 20 million artifacts may have been destroyed in a weekend blaze. Here are five treasures that may be ...

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Collective Book Launch Debates the Psychosocial Effects of State Violence  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. On Friday, April 5, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro's Institute for Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS/UFRJ) hosted a ...

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Brazilians see metaphor for their struggles in museum fire  Lowell Sun

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Firefighters dug through the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum on Monday, a day after flames gutted the building, as the ...

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Brazil researchers crunched as science spending collapses  FRANCE 24

Rio de Janeiro (AFP). In her Rio de Janeiro lab, biologist Michelle Klautau paid for the $1,400 photo machine, two air conditioning units, most of the chairs and ...

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Over a week on, who is being blamed for Brazil’s National Museum fire?  Brazil

On the evening of Sunday September 2, a tragic fire swept through Brazil's National Museum, destroying around 20 million relics and the world's seventh largest ...

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Absurd Loss of the National Museum Lifts the Veil on Brazil's National Project  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. Over the course of the week, RioOnWatch will be publishing a series of notes on the tragic fire that destroyed the National Museum ...

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Phantom limb sensation explained  EurekAlert

After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study ...

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Brazil's public universities are in crisis  Equal Times

It's the night of 2 September 2018 and Brazil's National Museum is burning. Jean-François Evran, professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de ...

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Rio City Council Launches Inquiry on Flooding and Accountability for Disaster Prevention  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. In the aftermath of the strong winds, torrential rain, flash flooding and landslides that killed seven people and left a trail of ...

Tue, 02 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Study reveals amyloid clumps of a truncated p53 structure related to endometrial cancer  EurekAlert

Brazilian scientists have discovered that a truncated variant of the tumor suppressor protein p53 is present as amyloid aggregates in endometrial cancer cells.

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Substance found in grapes prevents agglomeration of a mutant protein that leads to cancer  EurekAlert

A novel Brazilian study published in Oncotarget is the first to show the action of resveratrol, a bioactive compound present in grapes and red wine, on the ...

Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Probiotics help human health. Can they benefit other animals, too?  Ensia

Ensia is a solutions-focused nonprofit media outlet reporting on our changing planet. Published by the Institute on the Environment.

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Favelas and Landslide Risk: If They Know Their Homes Might Collapse, Why Do They Build There?  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. This article by geographer Rafael Chaves* sheds light on the dynamic of the Rio de Janeiro government's alignment with the city's ...

Mon, 04 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Facing 'doomsday' scenario, scientists consider fleeing Brazil  Science Magazine

Two years ago, Fernanda De Felice was at the top of her game. The biochemist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was ...

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Wimshurst Machines: High Voltage From The Gods  Hackaday

The Wimshurst machine is one of the oldest and best known electrostatic machines, consisting of its iconic two counter rotating disks and two Leyden jars.

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT
Increasingly complex mini-brains  EurekAlert

Scientists improved the initial steps of a standard protocol and produced organoids displaying regionalized brain structures, including retinal pigmented cells.

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT
A Month After the Fire, The National Museum Receives Emergency Repair and Demands a Budget of $27 Million  ArchDaily

It's been a month since Brazil lost one of its oldest and most representative assets. A fire destroyed and erased more than 200 years of the Paço de São ...

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Agouti-related peptide 2 facilitates convergent evolution of stripe patterns across cichlid fish radiations  Science Magazine

The adaptive radiation of East African cichlids has led to more than 1200 species across a number of lakes. Across these species, many convergent traits have ...

Thu, 11 Apr 2019 04:38:51 GMT
Metformin and grapefruit: Do they interact?  Medical News Today

Consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice can affect the safety and effectiveness of a variety of drugs. However, there is little evidence to suggest people taking ...

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Two Years After Rio Olympics, Vila Autódromo Celebrates 'Glorious Victory,' Looks Toward the Future  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. On August 5, 2016, the Olympic Games began in Rio de Janeiro. As teargas choked protesting activists outside Maracanã Stadium, ...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
The Cartographies of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018  ArchDaily

Pavilhão do Brasil na Bienal de Veneza 2018: Muros de Ar - Cartografias.

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Rio's National Museum Fire Was Not Just an Accident  CityLab

The fire that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro was part of a larger campaign of disinvestment aimed at the country's history and culture.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Erosion poses danger to 60 percent of the Brazilian coast  The Brazilian Report

A report commissioned last year by the Ministry of the Environment warns that the Brazilian coast is at risk due to erosion. The study estimates that about 60 ...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Favelas 'Embrace' Rio's Federal University and Insist on Academia + Favela Dialogue [IMAGES]  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. Between April 24 and 28, 2018, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) hosted Abraço das Favelas (Favela Embrace), ...

Sat, 05 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
LEDUB: The Laboratory for Studies of Transformations in Brazilian Urban Law  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. On August 11, the Brazilian School of Higher Studies (CBAE) hosted the launch of the Laboratory for Studies of Transformations in ...

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Brazilian D'Or Institute and L'Oréal R&I develop functional human sensory neurons  EurekAlert

Rio de Janeiro, August, 22nd - After 5 years of collaboration between scientists from the D'Or Institute for Research & Education and L'Oréal R&I, in partnership ...

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Funding: Austerity bites deeply : Nature

Institutions in Argentina and Brazil are struggling to maintain their funding and talent.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Inhibition of the Membrane Attack Complex by Dengue Virus NS1 through Interaction with Vitronectin and Terminal Complement Proteins  Journal of Virology

Dengue virus (DENV) infects millions of people worldwide and is a major public health problem. DENV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a conserved glycoprotein ...

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 06:13:40 GMT
Brazil Lost More Than the Past in the National Museum Fire  The New Yorker

Alejandro Chacoff writes about the fire at the National Museum, in Rio de Janeiro, and about the metaphors of decline in Brazil.

Sun, 16 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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