Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro
MottoAlis Grave Nil (Latin)
Motto in English
With wings, nothing is heavy
Typeprivate,
pontifical since 1947
Established1941
PresidentFr. Jesús Hortal Sánchez, S.J.
Students17,900
Undergraduates10,400
Postgraduates7,500
Location, ,
Campusurban area: 27,181 acres (110 km²)
AffiliationsRoman Catholic Church
Society of Jesus
Websitewww.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.