Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre

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Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre
The University's building
Established 1953
Type Public
Endowment R$ 43.518 million
Rector Miriam da Costa Oliveira
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 1067
Postgraduates 396
Location Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Campus Urban
Website www.ufcspa.edu.br

Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (in Portuguese Health Sciences Federal University of Porto Alegre, UFCSPA in shorthand) is a federal institution of higher education and research on health sciences located in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Founded in 1961, UFCSPA has today ten faculties: Biomedicine, Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Gastronomy and Speech therapy.

UFCSPA is linked to Santa Casa de Misericordia Hospital, a major hospital in Latin America.


The UFCSPA has a main building of 5 floors and the Center for Research and Post-Graduate Professor Heitor Cirne Lima. In its facilities, besides various laboratories, the university has a library (with broadband internet access and terminals for individual and group study), amphitheaters, conference room, art room, cafeteria, restaurant and chapel. It has parking spaces for employees, teachers and students. Currently an enclosed building is being constructed within the university and will house new laboratories and classrooms.

The university has an area of 9,456.84 m², and the built part is 13,121.09 m².

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Coordinates: 30°01′54″S 51°13′14″W / 30.031576°S 51.220472°W / -30.031576; -51.220472