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Walls of memory

Buildings host history of the teaching and of architecture in Rio Grande do Norte


Pioneering randomized study with a psychedelic drug helps in the treatment of depression

In the literary silence, freedom and reading

The opportunity of re-socializing through words

Wind, shepherd of the bend of the sea

In the ocean, the power for the sustainability of the planet


Science and society work together for the preservation of marine biodiversity

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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 international community.



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August 7, 2018

Research from the Brain Institute detects Cells for facilitating learning

Research has studied the "guardians of the memory gate" cells or, in technical jargon, OLM cells, Oriens-lacunosum moleculare


August 1, 2018

Trilhas Potiguares program shares experiences between academy and society

The 22nd edition of the project took place from July 21 to 28 in 18 municipalities of Rio Grande do Norte.


July 25, 2018

Exhibition in the Camara Cascudo Museum joins Science and Technology and explains life forms of the past.

A new exhibition set up in the MCC in partnership with the Digital Metropolis Institute (IMD), unites Ichnology and Technology


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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.