Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais

Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais
Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais
Other name
PUC Minas
Type Private, non-profit
Established December 12, 1958[1]
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Chancellor Walmor Oliveira de Azevedo
Rector Dom Joaquim Giovani Mol Guimarães
Vice rector Patrícia Bernardes
Academic staff
Students 63,528[2]
Undergraduates 47,434[2]
Postgraduates 12,580[2]
Location Belo Horizonte (headquarters), Arcos, Betim, Contagem, Poços de Caldas, Serro, Guanhães, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Campus Urban
Colors Blue and grey          
Sports Sports courts, a semi-Olympic pool, a children's pool, official running track, soccer field officer, laboratory of exercise physiology, fitness weight training
Website www.pucminas.br

The Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (Portuguese: Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, PUC-MG) is a private and non-profit Brazilian Catholic university in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais. In 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014, PUC-MG was chosen the best private university in Brazil.[3][4] It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Belo Horizonte.


The Catholic University is a higher education institution in Minas Gerais, where it owns more than 100 buildings to host labs, libraries, a museum, a TV channel, a long-distance teaching center, multimedia rooms, theaters, auditoriums, a veterinary hospital, a clinic for psychotherapy, odothological and psychological treatment and others.[5]

One of the best universities in Brazil, PUC-MG was rated 4 by the Brazilian Ministry of Education index for higher education schools. The highest rating is 5 which is almost exclusively awarded to public universities.[6]

The PUC-MG received, for the second consecutive year, an award given by the Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) by Euvaldo Lodi Institute for having the best practices of training and the integration of students in companies. The award was received by the coordinator of the Integrated Training University, Professor Evanilde Maria Martins, at a ceremony held in the auditorium of FIEMG.[7]

In 2003, the PUC Minas was the first private university in Brazil to house a laboratory to perform climatological studies. It is the Centre of Excellence in Climatology - MG Time, which was created through a partnership between the university and Cemig (Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais). The MG Time features equipment for receiving weather information and one laboratory course with emphasis on Geography.

Its objective is the development of weather forecasts three days in advance for the 853 municipalities of Minas Gerais, warning of severe storms and predictions for use by agriculture, road and rail transport, electricity, industry and tourism.[8]


Besides the headquarters in Coração Eucarístico district, in Belo Horizonte, PUC-MG owns campuses in the districts of Barreiro and São Gabriel and in the cities of Arcos, Betim, Contagem, Guanhães, Poços de Caldas and Serro.

See also


  1. Foundation Day
  2. 1 2 3 4 "A Puc Minas". Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. "USP and PUC-MG are elected the best universities in Brazil by Guia do Estudante". O Globo Online. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2007-04-23. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. "USP e PUC-Minas são as grandes vencedoras do Prêmio Melhores Universidades 2010". Guia do Estudante. 2010-10-04. Retrieved 2011-08-08. |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. Structure of PUC-MG
  6. PUC-MG - Newsletter
  7. PUC-MG and Integration of students in companies
  8. Climatologigal studies in PUC-MG

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Coordinates: 10°39′00″S 52°57′00″W / 10.6500°S 52.9500°W / -10.6500; -52.9500

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