Federal University of Minas Gerais

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Federal University of Minas Gerais
motto Incipit vita nova
founding 1927
Sponsorship state
place Belo Horizonte , Brazil
Rector Jaime Arturo Ramírez
Students 48,949 (2015)
Website www.ufmg.br

The Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (German: Federal University of Minas Gerais ) is a Brazilian state university in Belo Horizonte . It was founded there on September 7, 1927. The university, the fifth largest in the country, is considered one of the most prestigious universities in all of Brazil and the best university in the state of Minas Gerais , where Belo Horizonte is located. Outside of its Belo Horizonte headquarters, the UFMG has university buildings in Montes Claros , Diamantina , Tiradentes and in Conselheiro Lafaiete . Almost 50,000 students are enrolled at the UFMG.


The university offers courses in the areas of exact sciences , agricultural sciences , biology , engineering , geosciences , human sciences , biomedical sciences , social sciences and fine arts .


The UFMG offers international exchange programs for students, including with German universities such as the University of Augsburg and the University of Jena .

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Coordinates: 19 ° 52 ′ 8.7 ″  S , 43 ° 57 ′ 59 ″  W.