Fluminense Federal University

Fluminense Federal University
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Other names
Motto Latin: Discere, docere, seminare (in English: to learn, to teach, to sow)
Type Public university, Federal
Established December 18, 1960 (Law School dates from 1912)
Budget R$ 1,46 billion (2013) [1]
Chancellor Roberto de Souza Salles
Vice-Chancellor Sidney Luiz de Matos Mello
Cabinet head Martha de Luca
Academic staff
Students 50,158 (2011)
Undergraduates 38,483
Postgraduates 11,675

Campus Urban
Website http://www.uff.br

The Fluminense Federal University (Portuguese: Universidade Federal Fluminense, UFF) is one of the four federally funded public universities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and one of the Brazilian centers of excellence in teaching and research.

The university was established by federal law on December 18, 1960. It is the union of five federal colleges and three state colleges. It has about 50,000 undergraduate students, and 12,000 graduate students (2011). It has six campuses in the city of Niterói, on the southeast side of Guanabara Bay, and 12 satellite campuses in towns of the state. There are 68 undergraduate and 208 graduate (Ph.D., Master and Specialization) programs available at UFF in Natural and Social Sciences.

The word fluminense in Portuguese, from Latin flumen ("river"), is the native adjective for the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The Law School of Fluminense Federal University was founded in 1912.

The School of Medicine of Fluminense Federal University is one of the Brazilian leading schools in scientific research and article publications.

UFF holds the first undergraduate course in Film ever created in Brazil, founded by Nelson Pereira dos Santos.


The UFF was created in 1960 with the name of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UFERJ). It originated from the merger of five Federal Colleges already existing in Niterói (Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine) and three state schools (Engineering, Social Work and Nursing) and adding two private faculties (Philosophy and Economics), later federalized and incorporated tendon Your Current name, Fluminense Federal University, approved by Law No. 4,831, of December 5, 1965.

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Campuses and other installations

Niterói (headquarter)

UFF is spread over the city of Niterói. There are three big campuses in the city: Gragoatá Campus, Praia Vermelha Campus and Valonguinho Campus, beyond other locations at the same city.

Some schools and institutes are located outside campuses, such as the

Facade of the main building of Law School.

The Rectory Building, also an off-campus art déco preserved building, houses most of administrative facilities, including the International Office.

There are undergraduate and graduate programs offered in other 10 cities across Rio de Janeiro State:

Angra dos Reis: hosts Geography, Pedagogy and Natural Sciences courses;

Arraial do Cabo: Accounting;

Bom Jesus de Itabapoana: Social Work;

Cabo Frio: Accounting;

Cachoeiras de Macacu: a farm-school that belongs to the university;

Campos dos Goytacazes: Social Sciences, History, Geography, Social Work and Economics;

Iguaba Grande: experimental campus;

Itaperuna: Business Administration;

Macaé: Business Administration, Law and Accounting;

Miracema: Accounting;

Nova Friburgo: Dentistry, Biomedicine and Speech-language Pathology;

Quissamã: Tourism Science;

Rio das Ostras: Computer Science, Nursery, Cultural Production, Psychology, Social Work and Production Engineering;

Santo Antônio de Pádua: Mathematics, Pedagogy and Computing;

São João de Meriti: Accounting; and

Volta Redonda: Technological Chemistry, Business Administration, Public Business Administration, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy Engineering, Agribusiness Engineering and Production Engineering.

In the North, in the state of Pará, in Amazon Forest, the campus at the city of Oriximiná offers service activities to the community and it is used as a medical research field for scholars and students.

There are 24 branch libraries at UFF. A summary of university libraries and resources and services may be found at www.ndc.uff.br.

UFF Art Center is a complex located at the Rectory Building that includes a theater, a movie theater and an art gallery. They all offer cultural activities, at a low cost, to the people of Niterói. Exhibits, shows, concerts, and plays provide interaction between the university and the local community. Information at www.uff.br/centroartes.

The Antônio Pedro University Hospital (HUAP) at College City.


Fluminense Federal University appears in several Latin American rankings.[2] The most traditional courses are Law (2008 enrollment rate: 4,8%), Medicine (2011 enrollment rate: 1,4%), Economics, Engineering (in 2011 Civil Engineering was the most disputed one, with an enrollment rate of 4,5%), History (2011:17%) and Film (2011: 6,1%), besides the growing reputation in International Relations (2011: 2,8%), Publicity and Advertising (2011: 3%), Journalism (2011: 4,2%).

Notable alumni

Brazilian Presidents

Governors of Rio de Janeiro

Mayors of Rio de Janeiro

Other politicians and diplomacy







See also


  1. "Gastos Diretos por Órgão Executor". Portal da Transparência (in Portuguese). Government of Brazil. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. Ranking Web of World universities: Top Latin America

Coordinates: 22°54′15″S 43°07′00″W / 22.90417°S 43.11667°W / -22.90417; -43.11667

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