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
pontifical since 1947
PresidentFr. Jesús Hortal Sánchez, S.J.
Location, ,
Campusurban area: 27,181 acres (110 km²)
AffiliationsRoman Catholic Church
Society of Jesus

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.