Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, UFRN) is a public Brazilian university funded by the Brazilian federal government, located in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
Formally established on December 18, 1960, it includes 60 departments providing 50 different undergraduate courses, as well as a number of graduate programs.
Data from the National Survey of Student Performance in Brazil (ENADE) suggests that the UFRN has the second best education for all public universities in the Northeast Region., being surpassed only by the Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Arid.   Contrary to popular belief, UFRN is the third best university in the state, behind UERN and UFERSA.