Evaluations and Rankings

1 - Índice Geral de Cursos (IGC, calculated by Brazil’s Secretary of Education – MEC):   FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças ranked once more as first Higher Education Institution in Brazil. The evaluation included 2,109 Higher Education Institutions and considered all areas of knowledge. The new index, for the year 2015, was released on 06/07/2017 and is in (IGC). Historically, in the nine similar evaluations made by the MEC since 2007, EPGE ranked first national in five of the nine evaluations (2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015);  Second in 3 evaluations (2012, 2013, 2014); And third in the remaining assessment (2008).

In the Media:

Jornal O Globo (2011) (PDF);
Jornal Valor Econômico (2017) (PDF) (online);
Jornal O Globo (2017) (PDF) (Online) ;
Folha Dirigida, (2017) (PDF) (Online) .

Comment by Former President of the European Comission (2004-2014) Professor José Manuel Durão Barroso

Comment by the Finance Minister Henrique Meireles About the Importance of Education and the Excellence of FGV/EPGE.

Original Data, IGC: 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007.



2 - ENADE: FGV/EPGE Escola Brasileira de Economia e Finanças was once more appointed by the Brazilian Federal Secretary of Education (MEC) as first in the ENADE ranking of Economics. The evaluation included close to 200 IES which provide this course in Brazil. This new result concerns 2015 and was released by MEC in March of 2017.

Historically, in the four ENADE evaluations done by MEC so far since 2006 (2006, 2009, 2012, 2015), EPGE ranked first in 2006 and 2015.

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Original Data, ENADE: 2015; 2012; 2009; 2006.

Comment by the President of the Central Bank of Brazil, Ilan Goldfajn, about the last available ENADE

Undergraduate students of EPGE conquered 1º National place at ENADE of Economy 2015


3 - Capes (Postgraduate): In the last two evaluations made available by CAPES / MEC, EPGE obtained maximum marks from Capes in the evaluation of all its postgraduate programs.


4 - International Ranking of Tilburg University: EPGE has been appointed for several years as the first department of economics in Latin America by the International Ranking of Departments of Economics of Tilburg University. In the world ranking, considering the last three years (2014-2016) and main list of journals, the EPGE is 174th.


See below the clipping with articles relating to this subject, published in previous years:

News published on Jornal O Globo (2011) about EPGE´s IGC.



  • Folha Dirigida - The differential in the best of Rio in IGC
  • FGV Notícias - Enterview about the excellence in higher education
  • FGV News - Interview with FGV/EPGE director highlights aspects of excellence in higher education
  • O Globo - FGV's Schools lead MEC ranking
  • Folha Dirigida - Interview with the EPGE Dean
  • FGV News - Interview with the EPGE Dean about Academic Excellence
2012: Check the ad by FGV on O Globo from 16/12/2012

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