Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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Sate University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

The University History

The university was founded on December 4, 1950 as a Federal District University (UDF). Due to political shifts, the university experienced various name changes. In 1961, after the Federal District was moved to Brasilia, it was renamed Guanabara State University (UEG). It was only in 1975 that the university received its current name, when the State of Guanabara merged with the Old State of Rio de Janeiro to form the New State of Rio de Janeiro.

The university's first four schools were the Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Philosophy of the La Fayette Institute, and the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Geology was only founded in 1977. Some of the schools (e.g. the Faculty of Law, founded in 1935) are older than the university itself, and were joined together upon the university's founding.

UERJ currently enrolls approximately 43,000 students. They have one of the state's biggest educational structures at their disposal, with 31 undergraduate programs, unfolded in different qualifications, education, and bachelor courses. The university also boasts 40 graduate programs, divided into 38 master's degree programs, two professional master's degree programs and 23 doctorate degree programs. The institution offers 80 lato sensu graduate programs in Humanities and Social Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences. In addition, the university offers primary and secondary education in the Instituto de Aplicação Fernando Rodrigues da Silveira - CAp/UERJ to approximately 1,000 students. This unit serves as a teacher training center.

State University of Rio de Janeiro Geophysical Society Student Chapter

The Student Chapter

The State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) Geophysical Society Student Chapter was founded on January 30, 2015 by students from the geology course at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, whose first president was Gabriela Salomão.

The role of the chapter is to provide geology, geophysics and other geoscience students with the knowledge necessary to enter the market after their academic life. In order to achieve its goals, the UERJ Geophysical Society promotes lectures with specialized professionals, workshops, short courses, technical visits, offer material for research and studies, promotes chats with employees of large companies and also strengthens ties between university and company. All this so the students can know their space in the market and also for companies to know the future professionals that will be available for them.

The main events organized by the Student Chapter are its summer school, which takes place between February and March; its applied geophysics workshop that happens between October and November; and in addition to these events, the chapter has its magazine, which has now more than five editions published.

The chapter had on its head four presidents already, between 2015 and 2016 Gabriela Salomão occupied the position; in the years 2016 and 2017, Vinicius Riguete took office; in the following two years (2018 and 2019) Lucas Monteiro was the one in the lead. Currently, the president is Luiz Felipe Moraes.

Together with Luiz Felipe, occupying the official positions are Lucas Monteiro as vice president; Fabiane Santana as treasurer; and Ingrid Araújo as secretary. For better organization of the chapter there are unofficial positions for media, marketing, finance and events, where each one is represented by its director, who are, in sequence, Luísa Fernandes, Rachel Lopes, Isabelle Alcântara and Luís Henrique Cordeiro.

Current Official Officers

  • President: Luiz Felipe R. Moraes
  • Vice-President: Lucas Monteiro
  • Secretary: Ingrid Araújo
  • Treasurer: Fabiane Linhares
  • Advisor: Paulo de Tarso

Current Unnoficial Officers

  • Director of Midia: Luísa Fernandes
  • Director of Marketing: Rachel Lopes
  • Director of finance: Isabelle Alcântara
  • Director of Events: Luís Henrique Cordeiro

Official Social Midia