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Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

University Web Ranking

World Rank : 1224

Country Rank : 7 (Web Ranking in brazil)


Founded in 1950. Universidade do Estado 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, medicine & health, engineering, science & technology. Internationally Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro university ranked 1224 in the world. It has ranked 7 in brazil. This 69 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 : UERJ

Founded : 1950

Areas of Studies

Diploma Bachelor Master Doctorate
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Important : (Yes) marked indicates university may be offering any one or all degrees such as PreBachelor, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree in that area of studies.
The above shown matrix is only the indicative and it may or may not be up-to-date or complete. Please contact or visit university official website for the complete information regarding areas of studies and the currently offered courses

Size And Profile

Control Type : Public

Entity Type : Non-Profit

Facilities And Services

Library : Yes

Housing : Not reported

Usefult Links

Website Link : University Website Link

Wikipedia Article : Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Wikipedia Article

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University Latest News

How Do Favela Youth Access Brazil's Top Universities? The Role of College Exam Prep Courses  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. “The idea of universities for everyone doesn't exist… Universities should be reserved for the intellectual elite.” These are the words ...

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
6th Favela Student Discussion Group: Rethinking the Relationship Between Universities and Favelas  RioOnWatch

On June 8, the Museum of Life at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) hosted the 6th Student Favela Resident Discussion Group—Pathways that Lead ...

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Kristina Hinz  Open Democracy

Kristina Hinz is a lecturer, writer and policy advisor specialized in gender-based violence, security policy and feminist movements in Brazil. Currently, she is ...

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Story of UERJ Affirmative Action Beneficiary Lita Ribeiro and How She Fulfilled Her Dream [PROFILE]  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. In this profile, Lita Ribeiro—a resident of the Guararapes favela, mother of two, and affirmative action beneficiary at the School of ...

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Queen Tribute Concert Comes to Rio's UERJ this Tuesday  The Rio Times

This Tuesday, March 26th, the 'Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro' (Rio de Janeiro State University) together with the 'Orquestra de Solistas do Rio de ...

Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
3 Federal Universities, 1 State Owned Bank Hacked by Pryzraky – (10.91 MB zip) of Data Leaked Online  Rogue Media Labs

Files on thousands to tens of thousands exposed by data breaches.

Sun, 07 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Ranitidine-Induced Delirium in a 7-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report  AAP News

Ranitidine is a histamine-2 blocker commonly prescribed in PICUs for the prophylaxis of gastrointestinal bleeding and stress ulcers. However, it can be ...

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:20:17 GMT
'Favela Evictions in Rio de Janeiro' Book Launch: Debating Rio's Olympic Legacy  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. On Wednesday, April 17, the Cities–Urban Research Nucleus at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), publishing house ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Rio de Janeiro's biggest university, UERJ, shuts down due to Brazil's Olympics-fueled financial crunch  The Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — In the year since Rio de Janeiro hosted the Summer Olympics, the fallout from the enormously expensive event has only mounted: crime ...

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Violence in Rio: Security Expert Warns of Return to Old Policies of Confrontation [INTERVIEW]  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. For the original article in Portuguese by Júlia Dias Carneiro published by BBC News Brasil click here.

Fri, 29 Mar 2019 07:00:00 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
Maré's Open-Air Museum: Center for Memory and Identity in the Favela  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português · Maré's Open-Air Museum is a project that promises to bring a new museological perspective to the favelas of Maré, in Rio's North ...

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT
How WhatsApp is being abused in Brazil's elections  BBC News

Political campaigners in Brazil have used software that scrapes Facebook for citizens' phone numbers, and then automatically sends them WhatsApp messages ...

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Sociology and philosophy under threat in Brazil – a petition  Open Democracy

The recent measures against sociology and philosophy in public universities that have been announced by the minister of education, and supported by the ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Rio de Janeiro: A Laboratory for Political Control [OPINION]  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. For the original article in Portuguese by Gizele Martins* published by Brasil de Fato click here.

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
The Path to Black, Female, Favela Representation in the Rio de Janeiro State Legislative Assembly  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. In the 2018 Brazilian general election, voters elected officials at the federal and state levels (president, federal deputies, senators, ...

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Interview with Isabela Ferrari – Academic Coordinator (Instituto New Law)  Leaders League

Isabela Ferrari is academic coordinator of Instituto New Law and a federal judge at the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region (TRF2). She holds a master's ...

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados Opens Doors  Leaders League

In mid-March, through the restructuring of a renowned Rio-based law firm, seasoned practitioners Sergio Mannheimer, Pedro Henrique Perez and Tomaz Lyra ...

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Marielle Franco's Master's Thesis Released on 8-Month Anniversary of Assassination  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. “Brazil, the time has come to hear the Marias, Mahins, Marielles, Malês,” goes the 2019 Carnival theme song of one of Rio de ...

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Complaints against Militias in Rio Increased 87% in Five Years  Folha de S.Paulo

Complaints against the militias that operate in the state of Rio de Janeiro increased by 87% in five years, according to a survey produced by Disque Denuncia at ...

Thu, 30 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Brazil Will Test a Government in Direct Connection with Voters  Inter Press Service

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 14 2018 (IPS) - The government that will take office on Jan. 1 in Brazil, presided over by Jair Bolsonaro, will put to the test the extreme ...

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Kasznar Leonardos Announces Five New Partners  Leaders League

In early January, Kasznar Leonardos Propriedade Intelectual, one of Brazil's premier intellectual property law firms, announced the promotion of five ...

Wed, 27 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT
Thousands take to streets in support of Brazil's President Bolsonaro amid turmoil  ABC News

After five tumultuous months with Jair Bolsonaro at the helm of the biggest democracy in Latin America, thousands attended demonstrations across Brazil's ...

Sun, 26 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Dispute Resolution Boutique LDCM Opens Doors  Leaders League

In early October, former Sergio Bermudes Advogados partner, Leonardo de Campos Melo, announced the launch of dispute resolution boutique LDCM ...

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT
A Bridge Too Far? Land Titling For What? Debates on Favelas in Rio Speak Very Different Languages  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. Two events held on Tuesday, September 18 demonstrated an enormous divide between groups working on issues related to ...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT
How Women Could Win It for Bolsonaro  Foreign Policy

RIO DE JANEIRO—One month ago in Brazil, a wave of protests swept through Brazil's major cities. Tens of thousands of women, outraged and alarmed by the ...

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Tauil & Chequer Unveils New Partners  Leaders League

In mid-November, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown announced the promotion of two lawyers from its corporate and tax departments ...

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
The Who's Rock Opera 'Tommy' Comes to Vivo Rio this Friday  The Rio Times

British rock band The Who's world-famous rock opera 'Tommy' is touching down in the Cidade Maravilhosa for one night only when it arrives this Friday, March ...

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
In Rio Police Kill Five People a Day in the First Quarter of 2019  The Rio Times

The Military and Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro killed 434 people from January to March of this year, according to the ISP (Institute of Public Security).

Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Rio's State University UERJ Suspends Classes Indefinitely  The Rio Times

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter. SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Students from Rio de Janeiro's State University (UERJ) prepared for the first day of classes ...

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Bolsonaro Wants to Build "Brazilian Cancún" in Protected Area  The Rio Times

The Tamoios Eco-Station (Esec Tamoios), which President Jair Bolsonaro plans to convert into a "Brazilian Cancun," occupies less than six percent of the Bay of ...

Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Countdown to Brazil's 2018 Elections, Part 6: Growth and Diversity of Favela Candidates  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. This is the sixth article in an ongoing series on the Brazilian electoral political scene in 2018. The immediate reaction to the death of ...

Tue, 18 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
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
Universities All Over Brazil Suffer Police Raids And Electoral Justice Operations  Folha de S.Paulo

Police officers and electoral justice officials unleashed a full-scale operation in public universities all over Brazil, which brought a reaction from the academic ...

Fri, 26 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Brazil's WhatsApp President Takes Office on January 1st  Havana Times

Jair Bolsonaro, also referred to as the Brazilian Trump, plans to be a government in direct connection with voters. By Mario Osava (IPS). HAVANA TIMES – The ...

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Far-right presidential bid gets less play from Brazil media  Reuters

For years, Brazil's presidential frontrunner, the right-wing lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, has made headlines for the wrong reasons.

Fri, 03 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Festival of Francoist-era Spanish Films Launches at Rio's Caixa Cultural  The Rio Times

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, October 30th, to Sunday, November 11th, Caixa Cultural in central Rio will ...

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Brazilian Superior Court Of Justice Stops Patent Term Extension Attempts  Intellectual Property Watch

By Pedro Marcos Nunes Barbosa[1]. In April 2018, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) ruled on a controversial patent term extension scheme, for the ...

Fri, 11 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Six 'Black Women for Marielle' Pre-Candidates Emphasize Importance of Black Representation in Politics  RioOnWatch

On June 28, the “Black Women for Marielle” roundtable—featuring six black pre-candidates standing for the October elections—was organized at Casa das ...

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Cerro Corá Residents in Motion #SustainableFavelaNetwork [PROFILE]  RioOnWatch

Clique aqui para Português. Initiatives: Community Library, Memories of Cerro Corá, and Cerro Corá College Prep Contact: Facebook: Residents in Motion, ...

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 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
João Feres Júnior  The Conversation UK

Professor of political science and director of the Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (IESP) of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Feres Jr. is the ...

Sun, 29 Apr 2018 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
One year on, the only legacy of Rio Olympics 2016 is abject dysfunction, not prosperity  Firstpost

The true legacy that Rio 2016 has is that the Olympics must be delivered on more equitable and sustainable terms in the future.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 07:00:00 GMT
President Konrote receives Brazil's non-resident ambassador  Fiji Times

PRESIDENT Jioji Konrote yesterday received Brazil's non-resident ambassador to Fiji Sérgio Eduardo Moreira Lima. Mr Lima is a career diplomat and holds a ...

Thu, 28 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT
Removing globally used anxiety drug from recycled and wastewater at low cost  Science Daily

Researchers can now remove a common anxiety drug from recycled water and wastewater, using low-cost titanium dioxide nanofibers. In cities running out of ...

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Former Lobo & Ibeas Quartet Launch New Firm BSBC Advogados  Leaders League

Four former Lobo & Ibeas partners, Virgilio Borba, Joaquim Simões Barbosa, Daniela Bessone and Flavia Cristofaro, have announced a new firm with national ...

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT

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