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Prof. Carlos Alexandre Netto Rector, UFRGS


Research in Brazil is mainly developed at Universities State of Rio Grande do Sul has a large network of public, community, and private Universities National public universities located in the State ◦ UFRGS, UFSM, UFPel, FURG, Unipampa, UFCSPA

Main community / private Universities ◦ PUCRS, Unisinos, ULBRA, FEEVALE, UCS, UPF, UNISC, Unijui, URI


Erechim – URI Passo Fundo – UPF

Ijuí – UNIJUI

Caxias do Sul – UCS Santa Maria – UFSM Santa Cruz – UNISC

Bagé – Unipampa

Novo Hamburgo – FEEVALE

São Leopoldo – Unisinos Canoas – ULBRA Porto Alegre – UFRGS, PUCRS, UFCSPA Pelotas – UFPel, UCPel

Rio Grande – FURG


Full programs – 4 to 5 years ◦ Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, Software Engineering – 50 programs in the State ◦ Information Systems – 42 programs ◦ 2009: programs in the State received 3,600 new students and graduated 1,000 students

Technology programs – 2 years ◦ e.g. Computer Networks, Information Management, Computer Graphics, Web Development, Games, etc. – more than 50 programs in the State ◦ 2009: programs received 2,800 new students and graduated 640 students


UFRGS ◦ Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs are both ranked 1st in Brazil ◦ Exchange programs – many students stay 12 months in foreign Universities

Rankings of PUCRS among Brazilian private Universities ◦ Computer Engineering program is ranked 1st ◦ Information Systems program also ranked 1st ◦ Computer Science ranked 3rd


MSc and PhD programs in Computing ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦

UFRGS – Computing (M,D) PUCRS – Computer Science (M,D) Unisinos – Applied Computing (M) UFSM – Computing (M) UFPel – Computer Science (M) FURG – Computer Engineering (M)

2010 ◦ MSc – 305 students registered, 102 graduated ◦ PhD – 137 students registered, 21 graduated ◦ 116 advisors


Other programs related to ICTs ◦ UFRGS – Microelectronics (M,D), Electrical Engineering (M,D), Physics (M,D) ◦ PUCRS – Electrical Engineering (M,D) Examples of top quality ◦ UFRGS – Program in Computing is among top 5 in Brazil ◦ UFRGS – Multidisciplinary Program in Microelectronics in unique in the country


87 research groups in 22 different universities ◦ More than 450 researchers

UFRGS – 17 groups ◦ Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, Microelectronics, Computer Networks, Embedded Systems, Parallel Computing, Fundamentals of Computing, Digital TV, Fault Tolerance, Test and Reliability, Bioinformatics, Informatics and Education, Automation and Robotics, Signal Processing, Affective Computing

PUCRS – 15 groups ◦ Parallel Computing, Computational Intelligence, Embedded and Digital Systems, Information Systems, Interactive Systems and Visualization, Bioinformatics and Computational Modeling, Performance Evaluation

Also Unisinos, UFPel, UFSM, IFRS, Unisc, FURG, UPF, …


Interaction with industry ◦ Many groups have strong cooperation with local, national, and transnational industry ◦ Strong relationship between universities and the strength of the local ICT industry cluster  Many spin-offs created from universities  Close relationship with technology parks and incubators

◦ Creation of CEITEC, the national foundry and IC design center, was possible due to the local universities’ competences in Microelectronics


Internationalization ◦ Faculty members, especially from UFRGS and PUCRS, have obtained PhD degrees in top universities in Europe and US ◦ Many international cooperation projects, both bilateral and funded by the European Community


Contacts: reitor@gabinete.ufrgs.br Phone +55-51-33083700

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