Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Pedro Calmon, 550, Ilha do Fundão,
Avenida Pasteur, 250, Urca,
Rio de Janeiro, 2290240
About the university: The University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) was created in 1920 and was restructured in 1937 and in 1966 assumed the present structure gathering many isolated faculties as Medicine, Law, Engineering, Economics and many others faculties and institutes under the name of UFRJ. Presently it is the biggest federal university in Brazil. The Institute of Economics was created in 1996 by the fusion of the Institute of Industrial Economics with Faculty of Economics. The majority of professors work full time doing teaching and research in undergraduate and graduate programs.
Areas of expertise: UFRJ has several faculties and institutes in all academic areas of scientific knowledge. Amongst them there are consolidated expertise in economics, industrial organization, technical progress, international relations, history and law. All faculties and institutes in these areas have undergraduate and graduate programs and long tradition in research. The Coordination of Engineering Graduate Program (COPPE) has a very strong specialization in industry innovation, oil and natural resources technology and optimization models. The Faculty of Law, the Institute of Philosophy and Social Science amongst others have graduate programs covering many areas as international relations with particular references on Latin America countries. The Institute of Economics is one of most important in the country with specialization in industrial organization, economic growth, technical progress, economics of oil, macroeconomics and political economy. A new graduate program in International Political Economy was recently created in order to develop research in international economy, international political relations and economic development gathering different specializations from economics, history, political science and law.
Courses offered at the Economy Institute: