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A global university

Get to know the stories of exchange students at UFRN, told by themselves

An insight into the beginning of everything

Nobel laureate physicist discusses about the current state of research in elementary particles


The experience of the student who sailed across the Pacific in an exchange program

Great Possibilities

How supercomputing is helping in the advancement of knowledge about complex issues of science

Seridó Birds

Survivals of the drought, they are the face and sound of Rio Grande do Norte’s semiarid region

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Welcome to UFRN

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte is among the 10 largest universities in Brazil. It currently counts on more than 45,000 students, divided into approximately 120 undergraduate programs, 70 master’s degree programs and 37 doctoral programs. It has more than 2,300 professors, of which more than 1,800 have a doctoral degree. It has more than 1,500 research projects and 300 community service projects, in addition to around 5,500 technical-administrative staff.



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March 28, 2017

UFRN resumes the production of medicines for the Unified Health System (SUS) and promotes Proper Disposal

A factory of multipurpose oral solid medicines will start operating

March 23, 2017

UFRN graduates first student in Letters with qualification in Portuguese Language and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS)

A census shows that 9.7 million Brazilians have some form of hearing disability

March 2, 2017

UFRN research finds three new species of fungi in the Brazilian Amazon region

Fungi play a key role in all biomes as organic matter decomposers

International Office

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UFRN’s International Relations Office consists of a structure of coordination, supervision and operational support to the development of internationalization initiatives of teaching, research and community service, particularly in the context of academic cooperation and mobility. It is located in UFRN’s Presidency Building.