Federal University of Pelotas: Statistics

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#1060 of 14,131 In the World
#48 of 1,756 In Latin America
#27 of 198 In Brazil
#1 of 2 In Pelotas
#75 of 1,006 For Horticulture
Top50% For 53 other topics

Quick Review

Enrollment
17,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Portuguese
Acceptance rate
28%*

* The Federal University of Pelotas is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or equivalent and entrance examination
Academic CalendarMarch to December (March - July; August-December)
Enrollment17,500
Full time employee1,750
Student:staff ratio10:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
19,684
Citations
313,321

Federal University of Pelotas majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
4,761 / 181,094
Biology
4,377 / 57,722
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,944 / 116,182
Environmental Science
1,771 / 22,539
Chemistry
1,721 / 32,517
Demography
1,505 / 93,651
Engineering
1,275 / 20,984
Physics
1,227 / 25,775
Horticulture
1,087 / 5,771
Psychology
760 / 18,636
Materials Science
711 / 13,948
Agricultural Science
694 / 5,380
Public Health
630 / 53,248
Geography and Cartography
573 / 5,801
Computer Science
502 / 4,822
Botany
496 / 6,824
Animal Science
460 / 3,027
Sociology
454 / 1,761
Gerontology
441 / 40,986
Dentistry
428 / 11,754
Nutrition and Food Science
416 / 5,803
Business
376 / 8,251
Pediatrics
376 / 48,553
Health Science
376 / 20,361
Microbiology
371 / 6,139
Epidemiology
360 / 25,765
Quantum and Particle physics
356 / 7,009
Sports / Exercise science
355 / 18,222
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
293 / 11,484
Ecology
292 / 5,957
Veterinary
292 / 2,970
Political Science
272 / 3,621
Nursing
256 / 2,429
Physical Therapy
255 / 7,183
Art & Design
254 / 464
Mathematics
231 / 5,924
Healthcare Management (MHA)
228 / 15,096
Organic Chemistry
213 / 5,718
Virology
203 / 4,132
Pathology
201 / 3,246

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 22 99
1992 25 131
1993 25 179
1994 39 206
1995 62 203
1996 76 389
1997 66 322
1998 119 433
1999 123 482
2000 128 703
2001 146 952
2002 161 1138
2003 213 1407
2004 252 1948
2005 285 3015
2006 302 4086
2007 404 5550
2008 523 7802
2009 594 8631
2010 718 10809
2011 845 13683
2012 1158 16568
2013 1325 19505
2014 1546 22325
2015 1662 24564
2016 1915 25147
2017 2228 28367
2018 1903 31093
2019 2061 37016
2020 2442 45346
2021 2007 51822

Tuition

UndergraduateGraduate
Local students $500$500
International students $500$500

Programs and Degrees

Programs Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities +
Business | Politics | Social Sciences +
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine +
Engineering | IT +
Maths | Natural Sciences +
Bacharelado Administration, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Anthropology, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Computer Science, Dentistry, Economics, Engraving, Food Science, Graphic Design, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Health Administration, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Nutrition, Painting and Drawing, Physical Education, Social Sciences, Textile Technology, Tourism, Urban Studies, Veterinary Science, Visual Arts
Licenciatura Biological and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Dance, English, French, Geography, German, Graphic Design, History, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Portuguese, Social Sciences, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Arts
Especialização / Aperfeiçoamento Agricultural Management, Art Therapy, Chemistry, Crop Production, Dentistry, Education, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts, Food Science, Heritage Preservation, Latin American Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Occupational Health, Oral Pathology, Painting and Drawing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Political Sciences, Public Health, Safety Engineering, Sociology, Sports, Surgery, Veterinary Science
Mestrado Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Crop Production, Dentistry, Education, Entomology, Epidemiology, Food Science, Fruit Production, Geography, History, Home Economics, Horticulture, Literature, Meteorology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Parasitology, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Public Administration, Public Health, Sociology, Soil Conservation, Soil Science, Technology, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Zoology
Doutorado Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Agronomy, Anthropology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Crop Production, Education, Entomology, Epidemiology, Food Science, Food Technology, History, Literature, Materials Engineering, Microbiology, Nursing, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Sociology, Soil Conservation, Technology, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Zoology

Notable alumni

  1. Eduardo Leite

    Eduardo Leite
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Pelotas
    Studied law
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticiancouncil member
    Biography

    Eduardo Figueiredo Cavalheiro Leite is the former Governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He won with 53.62% of the vote during the state's 2018 election. Leite was elected governor at 33 years old, becoming the youngest governor in Brazil. In July 2021, Leite came out as gay during an interview for the Brazilian talk show Conversa com Bial, becoming the first openly gay governor in Brazil's history.

  2. Thais Russomano

    Thais Russomano
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicianscientistresearcher
    Biography

    Thais Russomano is a Brazilian doctor and scientific researcher specialising in space medicine, space physiology, biomedical engineering, telemedicine and telehealth. She founded the Microgravity Centre (MicroG) at PUCRS university, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1999, coordinating it for 18 years until 2017. The MicroG is the first educational and research centre in Space Life Sciences in Latin America. She is a senior lecturer at King's College London, lecturing in Aviation and Space related courses; coordinator of the Space Network (Rede Espaço), University of Lisbon; guest lecturer at Aalto University, Finland in Space and Design; guest lecturer at Pfarrkirchen Institute of Technology, European Campus, contributing to the MSc in Medical Informatics; consultant for the Skolkovo Foundation; member of the Mars One Advisory Board; International Relations Director for the UK-based HuSCO, Human Spaceflight Capitalization Office; and director of two private companies linked to space life sciences and telehealth – InnovaSpace Consultancy (UK) and International Space Medicine Consortium (USA).

  3. Elisabete Weiderpass

    Elisabete Weiderpass
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Pelotas
    1986-1992 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    cancer researcher
    Biography

    Elisabete Weiderpass-Vainio is a Brazilian cancer researcher who is Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Her research considers the epidemiology and prevention of cancer.

General info

Alternative names UFPEL
Universidade Federal de Pelotas
Founded 1969
Accreditation Ministry of Education
Motto Memento Ascendere Semper
Knowledge in Motion
Colors white, blue
Affiliations and memberships Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Brasileiras (CRUB)
Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior (Andifes)

Location and Contacts

Address Rua Gomes Carneiro, 01 - Centro
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, 96010-610
Brazil
City population 343,000
Phone +55 (53) 3921 1027
Fax +55 (53) 3921 1268

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