The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro or University of Brazil (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ or Universidade do Brasil) is a public university in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFRJ is the largest federal university in the country and is one of the Brazilian centers of excellence in teaching and research. In terms of scientific, artistic and cultural productions it is recognized nationally and internationally due to the great teachers, researchers, reviews and assessments made by international agencies. In 2013 QS World University Rankings ranked UFRJ as the best Brazilian federal university, as well as the third best university in the country occupying the eighth position among institutions of Latin America. In 2013 the Ranking Universitário Folha (RUF) ranked UFRJ as the 2nd best university in Brazil and the best Federal University of the country.