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  • Universidade Católica de Goiás
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, Goiânia
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás, main campus
  • The Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Goiás is a private and non-profit Pontifical catholic university, located in Goiânia and Ipameri, is the first university of the State of Goiás. It is maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Goiânia. Founded on October 19, 1961, by the Sociedade Goiana de Cultura, a non-profit foundation maintained by the Catholic Archdiocese of Goiânia, PUC Goiás is the oldest higher education institution of the state and of the Central-Western region, preceding by two months the foundation of UFG. According to INEP. In 2009, Polish Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, 69, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican visited the university. The visit is in honor of 50 years existence of the university. Renowned University of Pontifical Right, the UCG will be the seventh institution in Brazil with a similar title and 31st in the world. Five years ago the university began the process to become PUC, which will cause the institution now has an ecclesiastic bond not only with the local bishop, but also with the Vatican.

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