With almost 60 years of dedication to higher education and research, PUCPR is the largest private higher education university in the state of Paraná, and one of the most reputable universities in Brazil. Educational excellence, innovation-driven entrepreneurship, and multi and intercultural learning form PUCPR’s primary purposes. As a result, PUCPR has earned national and international recognition through the most important higher education ranking in the world: The Times Higher Education, which has placed PUCPR among the top universities in Brazil.
PUCPR provides education to skilled professionals to act as transforming leaders in society. Through the promotion of ethical values and commitment to the local and regional community, PUCPR has established its identity, contributing substantially to building a better society.
Over time, PUCPR has graduated over 100,000 students. The University has taken a path towards globalization by integrating several cultures and sharing knowledge internationally. PUCPR is becoming a key promoter of innovation and is strengthening a network that stimulates knowledge sharing and applied research. PUCPR has currently 23,000+ students, of whom 4,500 in specialization programs, 1,400 students in graduate programs. We have a total of 1,450 faculty members, 60+ undergraduate programs, 16 master’s programs, 13 PhD programs and 280 teaching and research labs.
The PUCPR Polytechnic School offers the state of the art in terms of technology and pedagogical project. From the educational support to the promotion of entrepreneurial action, the aim is to provide the student with the necessary qualification and autonomy to pursue lifelong training. At the Polytechnic School the competencies are developed based on what is at the frontier of knowledge in the area of Information Technologies and Engineering, so that the student is qualified to develop academic, corporate, industry, and governmental activities of excellence in the national and international scenario.