The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. There is a total of 1 researchers included with 0 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is 42 with a mean value for the h-index of 42.00. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is 173 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 173.00.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, also called the University of Brazil or Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), is a public university known for its emphasis on research and teaching. The UFRJ is also the largest federal university in Brazil and is known as Brazil's first institution of higher education.
The UFRJ offers numerous undergraduate and post-graduate courses—all taught in Portuguese—spread across its main and satellite campuses. The university has over 170 undergraduate courses across various institutes in the Biosciences, Exact Sciences, and Humanities. Students can also choose from over 340 programs Master's and PhD studies. In addition to on-campus courses, the university offers e-learning courses focused on training professors in the biosciences, physics, and chemistry.
Since its inception and official founding in 1920, the UFRJ has served as the basis for Brazil's college system. The earliest form of the UFRJ comprised the Royal Academy of Artillery, Fortification and Design, the National College of Medicine, and the National College of Law. Over the years, schools for the fine arts and philosophy were added. In 1937, the institution changed its name to the University of Brazil, reflecting the Brazilian government's goal of using the university as a standard to which other Brazilian universities must conform.
Subsequently, in 1965, the university gained financial and academic autonomy from the Brazilian government. It was also then that the UFRJ acquired its current name. The university has since been known as an autarchy, promoting the ideals of individualism and self-reliance.
As a center of academic excellence, the university ranked in the 2018 QS rankings as the third best university in Brazil and the top university in Latin America. The UFRJ has also produced numerous notable alumni, including Jorge Amado, Oscar Niemeyer, Carlos Chagas, Vital Brazil, and Nobel Prize nominee Otto Gottlieb.
Today, the UFRJ remains committed to its focus on research. The university maintains several research facilities that make up the Parque Tecnológico do Rio (Technological Park of Rio), a technopole intended to serve as the world's largest research center for technologies involved in oil extraction. The world's deepest and largest oceanic tank, as tall as an eight-story building, can also be found in one of the park's facilities.
In addition to these research centers, the university maintains a maglev train system and a wildlife reserve. The university also contributes to public health through its network of medical institutions, each with its own specialization, including psychiatry, pediatrics, neurology, and cardiology.