The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistic: Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics will take place at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Here you can find some practical information about the university and the Congress Site.


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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Link para Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

It was founded on September 07th 1920 with the name University of Rio de Janeiro as the result of a political policy to join three institutions: Medicine College, Polytechnic College and Law College. In 1937, the federal government defines a new structure for the institution, whose name becomes University of Brazil. New colleges, including the National College of Philosophy, Letters (Language and Literature) and Science are created. In 1964, there is another expansion, mainly involving postgraduate studies. The university name becomes Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1965.  

Official site of UFRJ:

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Bus Lines

The main bus lines that pass through UFRJ (Cidade Universitária/Fundão) are:

From- to Ipanema, Copacabana, South Zone and Downtown

  • 485: Penha - Praça General Osório (Ipanema)

  • 486: Penha - Praça General Osório (Ipanema)

From - to North Zone

  • 634: Saens Peña – Freguesia via Cidade Universitária

  • 913: Del Castilho – Cidade Universitária

  • 616: Del Castilho – Cidade Universitária

  • 663: Méier/Praia do Dendê – via Cidade Universitária



Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada - Call For Papers

The journal Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada will release, in 2017, a special issue whose theme is “ Innovation and Epistemological challenges in Applied Linguistics”, the same of the 18th AILA World Congress of Applied Linguistics - AILA - that will take place, in UFRJ, from July 23th to 28th, 2017.

Those interested in submitting papers for this edition must do it until 08/15/2016. For further information, please, see the website:

The publisher of the mentioned journal, Vera Menezes, suggests that foreigners who want to submit their papers contact directly through the e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

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