Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
As big as your future
Founded in 1948, PUCRS is a Brazilian reference in higher education and research national and internationally. A Marist university of excellence, aimed at the comprehensive education of our students, in their religious, humanistic, scientific, professional and citizen dimensions, and which contribute to the development and progress of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazil. PUCRS offers an environment that fosters learning and growth, combining extensive and modern facilities with a highly qualified faculty.
PUCRS has more than 145 thousand alumni, prepared for placement in different professional areas. It is a comprehensive university, offering 51 undergraduate programs, more than 1 00 options for certificate courses, 24 Master's and 21 Doctorate programs.
Increasingly consolidating its name as a top research university, committed to knowledge advancement, as well as to scientific and technological progress, PUCRS advances the economic and social development of its surrounding community. The quality level of research conducted at PUCRS directly reflects its excellence in teaching, in both graduate and undergraduate programs. This teaching-research interaction is the driving force distinguishing the quality of PUCRS, strengthening its role in the community.
PUCRS has established in 2006 an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network (INOVAPUCRS) that brings together a group of actors, policies and mechanisms for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship. The INOVAPUCRS network seeks to articulate all those involved in teaching, research and extension, promoting multidisciplinary efforts to find solutions to economic, social, environmental and cultural demands of society. Thus, the relationship between University and Society occurs in two ways: by identifying needs in society that rises the development of research, and by applying the knowledge available at the University in solving problems. Thus, the INOVAPUCRS network promotes interaction and the relationship between academic research laboratories and academic units that support entrepreneurship and innovation.