The Institute of Geosciences is a unit of instruction of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. It includes the undergraduate courses of Geography, Geomatics Engineering, Geology. It has a department of study of vertebrate paleontology which has made great contributions to the geopark of Paleorrota.
The unit is also responsible for the maintenance of three museums, the Journal of Research in Geosciences, and post-graduate education and research.
Coordinates -30°4'24.699" N -51°7'15.029" E