Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)

Year of foundation: 1959
Approx. number of students: 45,000
MCI partner since: 2023

The City

Curitiba, the capital of Paraná state, is situated on a plateau at 932 m above sea level west of the seaport of Paranaguástands. It is considered as one of Brazil's safest big cities and renowned for its innovative urban planning solutions. This remarkable city has abundant opportunities and is home to the prestigious PUCPR campus. The city's 45 parks and woods it has one of Brazil's highest per capita green space ratios. Curitiba is also a cultural-driven city where art, music, and heritage thrive. The city is a dynamic hub of creativity, from monuments celebrating its rich immigrant history to an impressive array of over 70 museums, theaters, and galleries.

The University

The Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR) combines an international campus with top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs and innovative research projects in partnership with international organizations and universities. Educational excellence, innovation-driven entrepreneurship, and multi and intercultural learning shape PUCPR's primary purposes. As a result, the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná has earned national and international recognition through the world's most important higher education ranking, The Times Higher Education, which has placed PUCPR among the top universities in Brazil. With more than 60 years of dedication to higher education and research, PUCPR is the largest private higher education university in Paraná and one of the most reputable universities in Brazil.