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Universidade Católica de Pelotas

Catholic University of Pelotas
Universidade Católica de Pelotas
Coat of arms of the university
Motto In Vinculo Veritatis
Established November 12, 1960[1]
Type Private, non-profit
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic Church
Chancellor Dom Antônio Zattera
Rector Alencar Mello Proença
Vice rector José Carlos Pereira Bachettini Júnior
Location Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Campus Urban

The Universidade Católica de Pelotas (Catholic University of Pelotas, often abbreviated as UCPel) is a private and non-profit Catholic university, located in Pelotas, one of the more southern cities of the country. It is one of the largest and most prestigious Brazilian universities. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Pelotas.

It also has campuses in five other municipalities: Arroio Grande, Canguçu, Pinheiro Machado, Piratini and Santa Vitória do Palmar.


  1. ^ Foundation Day
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