Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

country rank  15
world rank  1000

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University Overview

Founded in 1946, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (Federal University of Pernambuco) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Recife (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Pernambuco. Officially recognized by the Ministério da Educação, Brazil (Ministry of Education of Brazil), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational Brazilian higher education institution. Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 76 years old Brazilian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UFPE also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name Federal University of Pernambuco
Acronym UFPE
Founded 1946
Motto Virtus Impavida
Fearless Virtue
Colours Crimson and cream

University Location

Address Avenida Professor Moraes Rego 1235 - Cidade Universitária
50670-901 Pernambuco
Tel +55 (81) 2126 8001
Fax +55 (81) 2126 8029

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate Not reported
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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Universidade Federal de Pernambuco's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
  • Rede Nacional de Extensão (RENEX)
  • Associação Brasileira de Educação Internacional (FAUBAI)
  • Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (ANDIFES)
  • Grupo Tordesillas
  • Associação das Universidades de Língua Portuguesa (AULP)
  • Organización Universitaria Interamericana (OUI)
  • Asociación de Universidades de América Latina y el Caribe para la Integracion (AUALCPI)
  • Grupo Coimbra de Universidades Brasileiras (GCUB)

Academic Structure

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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023