Universidade Luterana do Brasil
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|Universidade Luterana do Brasil|
|Motto||Veritas vos Liberabit
"The Truth Will Set You Free"
|Affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil|
|Location||Canoas, RS, Brazil|
The Universidade Luterana do Brasil (ULBRA or Ulbra; English: Lutheran University of Brazil) is a university which covers several states throughout Brazil.
The university was founded by St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Canoas (Comunidade Evangélica Luterana São Paulo – CELSP), and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Brazil.
The university's headquarters is located in the city of Canoas, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (the southernmost province of Brazil). Within this state, Ulbra also has campuses in the cities of Cachoeira do Sul, Carazinho, Gravataí, Guaíba, Porto Alegre, Santa Maria, São Jerônimo and Torres. Apart from these cities, the university also has campuses in the states of Amazonas (Manaus), Goiás (Itumbiara), Pará (Santarém), Rondônia (Ji-Paraná and Porto Velho), Tocantins (Palmas) and in the state of São Paulo.
Ulbra offers several majors, including medicine, which the university became entitled to offer after building its hospital, located within the university premises and currently serving the community of Canoas and neighbouring cities.
The university has a football team that plays in the first division of the Campeonato Gaúcho, as well as having teams participate in many sports tournaments, including volleyball, basketball, Judo and Athletics. As of 2007, Sport Club Ulbra have contested the Campeonato Brasileiro Third Division for the fourth time in a row, but have not been successful in their attempts towards promotion.
They also maintain one of the largest automobile museum, with more than 200 vehicles. From Ford T to 2000 Corvette, even an Indy car piloted by Emerson Fittipaldi when he won Indianapolis 500 and its pace car.
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