Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to simply as Rio, is the capital city of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city of Brazil. Located in the Southeast of the country, it is the best known Brazilian city abroad, the greater international tourism route in Brazil, and the main tourist destination in Latin America and all over Southern Hemisphere. It was the capital of colonial Brazil since 1763, capital of the Portuguese Empire during the Napoleonic Wars, capital of the Empire of Brazil, and capital of the Republic until the inauguration of Brasilia in the 1960s. It is also known as Marvelous City and the people who are born in it are called carioca. Founded March 1, 1565 Area 1.182,296 km² Population Density Elevation 6.323.037 5.348,1/km² 2m Demonym Carioca Nowadays, Rio de Janeiro is one of the main economic, cultural and financial centers of the country, being internationally known Time zone BRT (UTC−3) for its many cultural and landscape attractions, as the Sugar Area code(s) +55 21 Loaf, the Corcovado mountain with the Christ the Redeemer statue, the beaches of the neighborhoods of Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca (among others), the Maracanã Stadium, the João Havelange Olympic Stadium, the forests of Tijuca and Pedra Branca, the Quinta da Boa Vista, the Paquetá Island, the Copacabana’s New Year’s Eve and the Carnival. Covered by a large number of universities and institutes, it is the second largest Brazilian research and development center, being responsible for 17% of the national scientific production, according to 2005 data. (Source: Wikipedia) A panoramic flight over the city Aerial view of Downtown Rio de Janeiro Cathedral Rio-Niteroi Bridge Quinta da Boa Vista (Photos: Wikipedia) A panoramic flight over the city Sugar Loaf Waterfall in Tijuca Forest Marquês de Sapucaí Sambadrome Maracanã Stadium Christ the Redeemer (Corcovado mountain) Carioca Aqueduct (Lapa Arches) Pedra da Gávea Copacabana Beach (Photos: Wikipedia) Getting around in the city a) Bus: (Image: Rio Guide) Getting around in the city b) Subway: (Image: Rio Guide) Useful phone numbers during your stay in the city Special Police Unit for Tourism Support – 0800-282-1195 / 3399-7170/7171 / 2332-2924 e 2332-2885/2889 Military Police – 190 Federal Police – 194 Fire Department – 193 GAT – Tourist Support Police Unit – 2535-3780 / 2535-2385 BPTur – Police Batallion in Tourist Areas – 2332-7932 TURISRIO – 0800-282-2007 / 2333-1037 / 2215-0011 Riotur – 2217-7575 Alô Rio – 2542-8080 / 2542-8004 Integrated Tourist Service Center – 2541-7522 / 2542-8004 / 2542-8080 Bus Station Novo Rio – 2263-4857 / 3213-1800 R 397 Jacarepaguá Airport – 2620-8589 / 2432-7070 Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport – 2432-7070 / 3398-5050 Santos Dumont Airport – 3398-5050 / 3814-7070 Ambulance – 192 Rocha Faria State Hospital – 3394-3357 Lourenço Jorge City Hospital – 3111-4600 Cardoso Fontes City Hospital – 2425-2255 Miguel Couto City Hospital – 2512-7905 Lost Documents – 0800-5700100 For more information, we recommend the site of Rio Guide (Official). Available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO was created in June 5, 1979, by Law no. 6655 under the name University of Rio de Janeiro Foundation - UNIRIO, being the former Isolated Federal Schools of the State of Rio de Janeiro Federation - FEFIERJ, established by determination of the executive order no. 841 of September 9, 1969 and adopted the current denomination through Law no. 10750 of October 24, 2003. Its social body is formed by qualified faculty in various areas of knowledge, students and administrative staff. The management of UNIRIO is responsibility of the following team: President: Prof. Dr. Luiz Pedro San Gil Jutuca Phone: +55 21 2542-4067 Vice-president: Prof. Dr. José da Costa Filho Phone: +55 21 2542-6305 Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Profª. Drª. Loreine Hermida da Silva e Silva Phone: +55 21 2542-7814 Dean for Graduate Studies and Research: Prof. Dr. Ricardo Silva Cardoso Phone: +55 21 2542-7716 Dean for Culture and Continuing Professional Development: Prof. Dr. Diógenes Pinheiro Phone: +55 21 2542-7524 Dean for Planning: Prof. Dr. Astério Kiyoshi Tanaka Phone: +55 21 2542-6316 Dean for Administration: Srª. Núria Mendes Sanchez Phone: +55 21 2542-4609 Academic Structure CENTER FOR LAW AND POLITICAL SCIENCES (CCJP) Dean (pro-tempore): Aurelio Wander Bastos 2286-4649/8596 School of Administration School of Political Sciences School of Law CENTER FOR HUMAN AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (CCHS) Dean: Luiz Cleber Gak – 2542-6611 School of Archival Studies School of Library School of Education School of History School of Museology School of Social Work School of Tourism Faculty of Philosophy CENTER FOR LANGUAGE AND ARTS (CLA) Dean (pro-tempore): Angel Custodio Jesus Palomero – 2542-2932 School of Languages School of Theatre School of Music - Villa-Lobos Institute CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (CCBS) Dean: Lucia Marques Alves Vianna – 2264-6406 Alfredo Pinto Nursing School School of Medicine and Surgery School of Nutrition Biomedical Institute Biosciences Institute CENTER FOR EXACT SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (CCET) Dean: Luiz Amâncio Machado de Souza Junior 3223-8020 School of Industrial Engineering School of Applied Computer Science School of Mathematics (Photos: Wikipedia) UNIRIO location within the city of Rio de Janeiro UNIRIO addresses A - Campus 296 – Buildings of the President, Nutrition and Nursing Av. Pasteur, 296 - Urca - CEP 22290-240 B - Campus 458 - CCET, CCHS Av. Pasteur, 458 - Urca - CEP 22290-240 C - Campus 456 - CLA (Center for Language and Arts) Av. Pasteur, 436 - Urca - CEP 22290-240 D - CCBS (Centro for Biological and Health Sciences) Rua Silva Ramos, 32 - Tijuca - CEP 20270-330 E - Biomedical Institute Rua Frei Caneca, 94 - Centro - CEP 20211-040 F - CCJP (Center for Law and Political Sciences) Rua Voluntários da Pátria, 107 - Botafogo - CEP 22270-000 Intercampus Transportation The university has been offering, since the beginning of 2009, free transportation for its students and staff as an alternative transport between the various university campuses. The buses travel through the campuses every day at scheduled times. The Office for International Affairs of the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO (CRI/UNIRIO) reports directly to the Dean and intends to encourage and support the internationalization process of UNIRIO through administrative aid to exchange activities and international cooperation. CRI/UNIRIO proposes itself to plan, execute and evaluate the policy of international cooperation in the context of UNIRIO and contribute to the inclusion of this University in the establishment of an interinstitutional network committed to the production of knowledge aimed at meeting the current needs of society. Public Service: Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Office for International Affairs (Coordenação de Relações Internacionais) Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UNIRIO – Prédio da Reitoria Avenida Pasteur, 296 – Urca – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – CEP 22290-240 Telefax: +55 21 2542-4481 E-mails: [email protected] – [email protected] – [email protected] Individual attendance by appointment only. Team: Prof. Liliana Angel Vargas International Affairs Coordinator [email protected] Alessandra Avila Amaral International Affairs Substitute Coordinator and Responsible for Student Mobility [email protected] Eduardo Mariano de Oliveira Translator and Interpreter (Portuguese - English) [email protected] Gustavo Alexandrino do Nascimento Translator and Interpreter (Portuguese - English) [email protected] Juliana Rianelli Gadelha Administrative Assistant [email protected] Links: UNIRIO – Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro Office for International Affairs (CRI – Coordenação de Relações Internacionais) List of consulates and embassies Rio Guide (Official) – Information about the city, touristic, gastronomic, leisure and accommodation guide. Booking – Hotels, rates and booking.