Evaluations, Rankings and Media

Headline from November 06, 2018 

FGV EPGE congratulates the it´s students for the excellent performance in the ANPEC´s 2019 National Exam
In particular, Pedro Feijó de Moraes, Gustavo Ferrer Brandão, Otávio Moura Rubião and Pedro Levy Schott Pacheco, who brought to our School another important distinction national level. This time, the first (Pedro Feijó), the second (Gustavo Brandão), the fourth (Otávio Rubião) and the eighth (Pedro Levy), among the 1264 candidates who took a test.

In addition, students participated in two undergraduate courses and 5 of the students who took the EPGE course.

In 2017, the distinction was with the first place in the National ANPEC´s 2018 Exam of the graduate student Gabriel Dias Santamarina.


2017 video retrospective 

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IGC - Índice Geral de Cursos

  • 1st place at the Índice Geral de Cursos (IGC, calculated by Brazil’s Ministry of Education – MEC), in six out of ten evaluations ever made by MEC. The evaluation included more than 2,100 Higher Education Institutions and considered all areas of knowledge.

The new index, which was released on 11/27/2017, refers to the year of 2016 and is available in (IGC). Historically, in the ten evaluations made by the MEC since 2007, EPGE ranked first in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016; second in 3 evaluations (2012, 2013, 2014); and third in the remaining evaluation (2008).

In the Media:

  • Jornal O Globo (2011) - (PDF);
  • FGV Notícias (Online) (29/11/2017);

Original Data, IGC: 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 2009; 2008; 2007.

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


ENADE - Exame Nacional de Desempenho de Estudantes


  • 1st place at ENADE for the 2nd time in the 4 evaluations ever made by MEC. 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.

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

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

Comment by Beatriz Vasconcellos Araújo, former undergraduate student of FGV EPGE.

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


Capes  Quadrennial Evaluation (Postgraduate)  

  • Capes (Postgraduate): In the last three evaluations made available by CAPES / MEC since 2010, EPGE obtained maximum degrees in all Programs and Courses.


Institutional accreditation of the Ministry of Education

  • In its recent process of re-accreditation by the Ministry of Education, FGV EPGE - Brazilian School of Economics and Finance received a maximum score (five) in its Institutional Evaluation. EPGE also has a maximum score of the MEC in all its programs (Undergraduate, Postgraduate Academic, Graduate Professional).


International Ranking of Tilburg University:   

  • 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 (full list of journals). See prints here


RePEc - Research Papers in Economics

  • RePEc: – First in Brazil, Economics.


  ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia   

  • 1st Place at 2018 ANPEC Selection Exam: The School greets the undergraduate students of EPGE for the excellent performance in the National Examination of ANPEC. In particular, the students Gabriel Dias Santamarina, Rafael Costa Berriel Abreu and Igor Antônio Araújo Carreira, who brought to our School another important national distinction. This time, the first (Gabriel), the third (Rafael), and the sixth (Igor) places in the ANPEC Competition, among 1413 candidates who took the test.

Out of the top ten in the National Exam, only 4 graduated in Rio de Janeiro. Among these ten are the three students already mentioned, of our graduation, and the student Rafael Russo, from the IME, who obtained the ninth place. Rafael Russo was an external student of the EPGE Master's degree.

  • FGV News (Online) (22/11/2017);
  • FGV News (Online) (24/01/2018);



  • School with the highest number of times in 1st place in Brazilian Society of Econometrics’ awards
  • Data Source: http://www.sbe.org.br/prmio



  • Four of the five Econometric Society Fellows working in economics departments in Brazil are in EPGE: Aloisio Araujo, Marcelo Moreira, Marilda Sotomayor and Paulo Kingler.

       Data Source: https://www.econometricsociety.org/society/organization-and-governance/fellows


Student Guide (Guia do Estudante)




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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