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Brasão da PUC-Rio

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

University President


Professor Fr. Anderson Antonio Pedroso, S.J. is a Jesuit. He arrived at PUC-Rio in 2020, when he was appointed as the University's Vice-President General and President of Identity and Mission Council (CIM). At PUC-Rio he is also a professor in the Department of Arts & Design, where he works as a faculty member and researcher, in the Graduate Program in Design.
Father Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Art History from University of Sorbonne, and a Master Degree in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, from the same university. He also holds a Master Degree in Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, and undergraduate degrees in Theology (Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome) and in Philosophy (University of the Sacred Heart - Bauru/SP).

Curriculum (Lattes Platform)



Message from THE PRESIDENT

Dear members of the university community at PUC-Rio
Faculty members, students and technical-administrative staff; alumni, benefactors, friends and partners of our University.

I would like to send a cordial greeting and leave it for the record my thanks for all the messages and expressions of support, commitment and hope that I have received.

I welcome this appointment in the spirit of a service to the dear PUC-Rio.

This gesture of trust on the part of the Grand Chancellor, Archbishop Orani Tempesta, OCist., confirms the continuity of this service of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) to PUC-Rio – present since its foundation. Likewise, it confirms the trust in the entire university community - faculty members, students and technical-administrative staff -, considering it capable of once again institutionally renewing itself, with creative fidelity to its identity and mission.

In this sense, this event evokes the collective meaning of this mission and invites us to assume it together. In fact, since I arrived, I understood that the strength of PUC-Rio lies in this sense of community that with tenacity, competence and dedication, commits itself daily to this institution that awaits in itself a great educational project of hope for our dear city of Rio de Janeiro and also for our dear country.

Warm hugs to all.

Fr. Anderson Antonio Pedroso, S.J.
PUC-Rio´s President
Rio de Janeiro, June 30th, 2022

Rio de Janeiro

PUC-Rio Chancellor's Installation Speech

"We are a University of qualified research. We must keep investing in the intelligence and the talent of the youth. They will be the protagonists of post-pandemic society. We are living a fundamental, demanding, and exciting moment for our University."

Read full speech in English