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 Grande do Sul. There is a total of 3 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 Grande do Sul is 121 with a mean value for the h-index of 40.33. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul is 565 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 188.33.
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 Grande do Sul, also known as the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Portuguese, is a public federal university located in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Founded in 1934, UFRGS is the largest university in Brazil and is perennially ranked among the top federal universities in the country. It is one of the highly regarded institutions of higher learning not only in Brazil but also across Latin America. As such, UFRGS has one of the largest numbers of published scientific articles and journals.
The university traces its roots back to November 28, 1934, when the first institution— the University of Porto Alegre was formed following a State Decree. The university’s basic pillar was initially constituted by seven faculties and three isolated establishments. After undergoing three major transformations, the university changed its name to the University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1947. Three years later, the university’s control was handed to the federal government and its name officially became the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
At present, the university has six campuses: Saúde, Centro, Vale da Agronomia, Olímpica, Imbé, and Eldorado do Sul. The campuses are home to more than 300 university buildings, accommodating 27 teaching units that include 13 institutes, 10 colleges, and four schools. In total, the university offers more than 220 study programs, including 89 undergraduate courses, 71 master’s programs, and 68 doctorate programs covering a wide range of academic disciplines. In addition, the university offers four distance learning courses and nine professional masters courses.
The university currently accommodates over 40,000 students taking courses in all areas and at all education levels. To help students excel in their fields of study, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul has more than 2,500 faculty members, including over 23,000 permanent members and more than 220 temporary lecturers. The university has produced many notable alumni, including Germano Rigotto (former state governor), João Goulart (former Brazilian president), Ellen Gracie Northfleet (supreme court justice), and Humberto Gessinger (musician).
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul provides the facilities and resources that students need to excel. There are numerous research centers, laboratories, and institutes, including the National Institutes of Science and Technology and State Center for Research in Remote Sensing, which were created to foster cutting-edge research. The university has 32 libraries stocked with over 800,000 collections of titles and the LUME’s Holding (the digital repository) with more than 24,000 titles. In addition, there are 144 computer laboratories created to simplify learning in relevant fields.