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Solutions that contribute to the environmental comfort and to the reduction of the consumption of electric energy and water

Outside the classroom

Learning method develops the communication and empathy of future physicians in the countryside of Rio Grande do Norte

A global university

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

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The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte is a public educational institution, among the 10 largest universities in Brazil. On our site, you can find information about our undergraduate, master’s degree and doctoral programs, our structure for teaching and research, and services offered to the foreign community.



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June 8, 2017

UFRN’s neuroscientists make a discovery about neuronal replacement therapy

Results with transplants of cells in the adult cerebral cortex indicate that the environment may be a decisive factor in the success

May 2, 2017

Scientists discover that breathing through the nose may control brain waves

Breathing is capable of organizing the electrical activity produced by the brain in rhythmic patterns known as brain waves.

April 25, 2017

Genomics Center starts nucleotide sequencing and gene expression analysis services and consolidates advances in the field of biotechnology

"This knowledge has been applied in the genetic improvement of species with economic interest"

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.