Universidade Potiguar (UnP)

UnP campus building

The only private university in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Universidade Potiguar (UnP)

The only private university in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

UNP logoFounded in 1981, Universidade Potiguar (UnP) offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs at campuses in the northeastern Brazilian cities of Natal and Mossoro. With more than 35,000 students, UnP is one of the biggest postsecondary institutions in the region. UnP’s School of Health Sciences is one of the most modern in Latin America.

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Universidade Potiguar has earned the highest level of postsecondary accreditation in Brazil. UnP offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a variety of academic disciplines, including:

  • Business and management
  • Communication and arts
  • Culinary arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and information technology
  • Health sciences
  • Law

UnP is well known for its online and distance learning programs and its health sciences curriculum.

UnP involves students in serving the community in many ways, including:

  • Health clinics that provide services to thousands of outpatients every year
  • Legal aid services
  • Digital education programs
  • Formal educational projects focused on helping the socioeconomically disadvantaged population
  • Business and entrepreneurship projects
  • Environmental projects

Universidade Potiguar has received the highest level of evaluation for such programs as business administration, accounting sciences and nursing. Several UnP courses have been recognized by Guia do Estudante (Student Guide), an annual publication that ranks university programs throughout Brazil. UnP was the first private university in Rio Grande do Norte to receive a license to open a medical school.

Universidade Potiguar students, alumni and faculty have received awards and recognition for their work, including:

Universidade Potiguar students stand out at the Intercom regional competition
Universidade Potiguar students stand out at the Intercom regional competition
Graduate from Universidade Potiguar’s dentistry program earns selective residency
Graduate from Universidade Potiguar’s dentistry program earns selective residency
Medicine graduate from Universidade Potiguar going to Harvard University Medicine graduate from UnP going to Harvard University
Universidade Potiguar recognized by Tribuna do Norte Universidade Potiguar recognized by Tribuna do Norte
UnP Professor receives award from leading Art and Education group UnP Professor received award from leading Art and Education group
Universidade Potiguar celebrates the graduation of Brazil’s newest doctors Universidade Potiguar celebrated the graduation of Brazil's newest doctors
UnP’s School of Arts and Communication is the biggest winner of Intercom’s Northeast competition UnP’s School of Arts and Communication was the biggest winner at Intercom’s Northeast competition