The Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG - is renowned both in Brazil and abroad because of its academic-scientific production as well as its training of professionals in several areas. It draws on its eighty-four years of experience to achieve excellence in teaching, research and extramural activities.
UFMG is divided into three campi: the Pampulha Campus houses most academic units; the Health Campus is where the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing and the University Hospital are located. Also in Belo Horizonte are the School of Law and the School of Architecture. The third one is the Montes Claros Campus, located in the town of Montes Claros, in the north of Minas Gerais, and it houses the Institute of Agrarian Sciences.
UFMG has a wide variety of museums and other places that promote culture and science, such as the Cultural Center, the Conservatory, the Museum of Natural History and Botanical Gardens, and the Museum of Morphological Sciences, all open to the general public. Besides, UFMG is also responsible for initiatives such the Winter Festival, in the field of arts, and the Summer Festival, in science and culture. It has implemented programs in the area of Health at the University Hospital and the Risoleta Neves Hospital; there are programs as well at the School of Dentistry and the School of Veterinary Medicine. The University Sports Center (CEU) and the Center for Sports Training (CTE) also promote various sports and leisure activities.
UFMG is a public, federal university, and it is among the five largest universities in Brasil. It is located in the state of Minas Gerais, in the southeast of Brazil, and it has three campi. It offers 80 undergraduate courses and 77 graduate programs in the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Biological and Physiological Sciences, Exact Sciences and Earth Sciences, Humanities, Social and Applied Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering, Linguistics, Literature, and Arts. Currently 49,164 students are enrolled: 33,142 in undergraduate programs and 14,428 in graduate programs in general (8,527 in master's and doctoral programs).
In the past four years, UFMG has been consistently ranked among the top five universities according to the General Index of Courses (IGC) of the Brazilian Ministry of Education, and has always obtained maximum score in this evaluation. According to CAPES, the governmental agency responsible for evaluating graduate programs in Brazil, thirty-one (that is 40%) of UFMG's graduate programs achieved grades 6 or 7 - the two highest grades, awarded only to programs with international excellence. UFMG has registered 854 Research Groups at CNPq - the National Council for Cientific and Technological Development, and it has 2,557 citations in the ISI - Web of Science.
UFMG is one of the six Brazilian universities included in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014; it occupies position 301-400 in the ranking of the five hundred top universities in the world. UFMG is also one of the greatest innovation centers in Brazi. In 2010, it was the Brazilian institution that registered the largest number of patents.
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