Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

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Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte
Brasao UFRN.PNG
University's Flag
Other names
UFRN
Type Public
Established 1958
Budget R$ 1.026.271.882,45 (2012) [1]
Chancellor Ângela Maria Paiva Cruz
Vice-Chancellor José Daniel Diniz Melo
Administrative staff
1,321
Undergraduates 30,799 [2]
Postgraduates 10,039
Location Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Campus Natal, Macaíba, Santa Cruz, Caicó, Currais Novos
Website [3]
Main Building

The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, UFRN) is a public Brazilian university funded by the Brazilian federal government, located in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Formally established on December 18, 1960, it includes 60 departments providing over 70 different undergraduate courses, as well as a number of graduate programs.

UFRN is the top ranked university in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, and one of the best among universities from all over the country according to 2012 league tables. [3]

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Coordinates: 5°50′23″S 35°12′04″W / 5.83977°S 35.2012°W / -5.83977; -35.2012