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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

An insight into the beginning of everything

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

Great Possibilities

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

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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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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"

April 20, 2017

Disorganized speech measure anticipates diagnosis of schizophrenia and severity of symptoms in a first clinical contact

People diagnosed with schizophrenia already exhibited in the first contact with the medical team a more disorganized discourse.

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.