Catholic University of Pelotas

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Catholic University of Pelotas
Universidade Católica de Pelotas
Logo UCPel.png
Coat of arms of the university
Other name
Motto In Vinculo Veritatis
Type Private, non-profit
Established November 12, 1960[1]
Affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Chancellor Dom Antônio Zattera
Rector Alencar Mello Proença
Vice rector José Carlos Pereira Bachettini Júnior
Location Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Campus Urban

The Catholic University of Pelotas (Portuguese: Universidade Católica de Pelotas, UCPel) is a private and non-profit Catholic university, located in Pelotas, one of the more southern cities of the country. It is one of the largest and most prestigious Brazilian universities. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Pelotas.

It also has campuses in five other municipalities: Arroio Grande, Canguçu, Pinheiro Machado, Piratini and Santa Vitória do Palmar.