Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul







Welcome to Porto Alegre Visitors Guide Book

Our campus is located in Porto Alegre, the capital city of Rio Grande do Sul, a state in the southernmost part of Brazil, sharing borders with Uruguay and Argentina. Founded in 1752, our city has welcomed immigrants from many countries, forming a diverse mix of cultures.

The capital city, with over 1.4 million inhabitants, is an important center for business, goods and services, and advanced technology. It was here that the Marist educational tradition began, with schools, and then with the foundation of our Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS, in 1948.

PUCRS’ campus provides everything a great university is expected to provide. In an easily accessible location, PUCRS is a bustling society home to thousands of people. It is a living environment, growing harmoniously in size, complexity and quality, while seeking to disseminate knowledge and address social development needs.

Our facilities are located in the south of Brazil. However, our education, our learning, and our references are all around the planet.

Welcome to Porto Alegre Visitors Guide Book