Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
Motto Alis Grave Nil (Latin)
Motto in English With wings, nothing is heavy
Established 1941
Type private,
pontifical since 1947
President Fr. Jesús Hortal Sánchez, S.J.
Students 17,900
Undergraduates 10,400
Postgraduates 7,500
Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Campus urban area: 27,181 acres (110 km²)
Affiliations Roman Catholic Church
Society of Jesus
Website www.puc-rio.br

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is a Catholic university based in the neighborhood Gavea in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was founded in 1941 by D. Sebastião Leme and the Rev. Leonel Franca, and was officially recognized in January 15, 1946. The PUC-Rio was one of the first universities that taught Entrepreneurship in the graduation courses in Brazil.