Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Non-profit private law academic institution, private and confessional, dedicated to teaching, research and extension. It was founded in 1941.


It was founded in 1941 by Sebastián Leme and Leonel Franca

College goal

Its objective is to develop knowledge based on humanistic values. It is considered one of the top five universities in Brazil and its research is recognized worldwide.


PUC-Rio is administered by the Society of Jesus and the Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro but welcomes students and teachers from all kinds of religions, ethnicities, social classes and nationalities.

Departments of the institution

The departments that compose it are: Art and Design, Administration, Social Communication. Materials Sciences and Metallurgy, Law, Economics, Education, Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical; Philosophy, Physics, Geography, History, Computer Science, Letters, Mathematics, Psychology, Chemistry, Social Service, Sociology and Politics, Theology and International Relations

Careers and faculties

It offers more than 60 careers distributed in four faculties:

  • social Sciences
  • Theology and Humanities
  • Science and Technology
  • Biomedical sciences

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro