The origins of Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeior (know as UFRRJ) date from the act signed by the President Nilo Pessanha and by the Minister of Agriculture Rodolfo Nogueira da Rocha Miranda on October 20th 1910, by which time the Escola Superior de Agricultura e Medicina Veterinária – ESAMV was created.

    Throughout its 100 years history, from ESAMV to UFRRJ, this institution started as a national reference in the fields of Agronomy and Veterinary Sciences. Since the foundation, it has comproved its involvement on teaching, research and extension in all fields of knowledge, reaching 55 professional degree courses in 2010,including various modalities, shifts and campi. Besides, the University is a well know center of research, holding 18 post-graduate programs, nine of which with M.Sc and Doctorate degrees. One of the doctorate programs is the binational (Brazil-Argentina), first of its kind, approved by the Ministry of Education of both countries. The institutional mission of UFRRJ is to put into pratice teaching, research and extension simultaneously, on a public manner and free of charge for students, with the purpose of forming citizens and seeking life quality for the Brazilian people.



Year of establishment:

1910 (ESAMV) e 1943 ( Rural University)

Type of Institution:

Public Foundation

Academic year structure:


Levels of training

Professional Degree and Post-Graduate ( Master and Doctorate )

Number of professional degree students:

9.485 active students

Number of Post-graduate students:

968 active students

Administrative staff (number):

1.097 employees

Faculty members (number):

722 professors


Institution: Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro

President: Ricardo Motta Miranda

Phone: 55 21 2682-1080

Fax: 55 21 2682-1120

E-mail: gabinete@ufrrj.br

Site: www.ufrrj.br

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