Rio de Janeiro State University

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The Rio de Janeiro State University () is one of the largest universities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UERJ's Superior School of Industrial Design (Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial or just ESDI) is considered one of the best design schools in the world and the Faculty of Law one of the best in Brazil


On December 4, 1950 the university was founded as a federal district university (UDF). Due to political shifts, the university experienced various name changes. In 1961, after the federal district moved to Brasilia, the name became Guanabara State University (UEG). In 1975 the university received its current name, when the State of Guanabara merged with the old State of Rio de Janeiro to form the new State of Rio de Janeiro.

The university's first four schools were Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Economic Sciences, Rio de Janeiro Facutly of Law, Faculty of Philosophy of the La Fayette Institute, and the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Some of the schools (e.g. the Faculty of Law, founded in 1935) are older then the university itself, and were joined together upon the University's founding.


UERJ currently counts approximately 23 thousand students. These alumni have at their disposal one...
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