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Legal Status - Master's Degree
Master’s Degree Course recommended by CAPES and accredited according to MEC Ordinance No. 609 dated March 14, 2019, published on the Fed. Off. Gazette No. 52 - Section 1, pages 63 and 86 on March 18, 2019.
Legal Status - Doctorate Degree
Doctorate Degree Course recommended by CAPES and accredited according to MEC Ordinance No. 609 dated March 14, 2019, published on the Fed. Off. Gazette No. 52 - Section 1, pages 63 and 86 on March 18, 2019.
About the program
Universidade Paranaense offers the Post-Graduation Program in Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture, ratified, and recommended by CAPES, since 2006 at the master’s degree level, and since 2014 at the doctorate level. The Program is aimed at professionals graduated in Agronomy Engineering, Biological Sciences, Pharmacy, Food Engineering and Technology, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, and similar areas.
Evaluated with Grade 4 at CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), with its own capacity for funding research and scholarship professors of CNPq Research Productivity and Fundação Araucária (FAP do Paraná). Among the permanent professors in the program, with background in agronomy, biology, food, and pharmaceutical sciences, 58% are PhD, 42% are Research Productivity scholarship holders, and 25% have international academic experience or training in different research centers or universities (Holland, Italy, France and/or UK). This combination of professors with different training backgrounds, experiences and agreements with different foreign institutions have resulted in successive increases in scientific publications, higher than the average in the area of Agrarian Sciences I.
The Program is committed to the development of the region in the area of Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture, the science and training of highly skilled and competent professionals in the Agrarian Sciences area. Since its creation, more than 160 titles have already been granted to masters and doctors for students in several regions in the country.
Since 2019, the Post-Graduation Program in Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture has two research lines:
The Program has a strong interaction with agricultural research companies and annually holds an event in Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture and similar areas. This is a moment where graduating students and market professionals bring information on the needs of the Brazilian market in relation to the agricultural biotechnology and trends.
Graduate students in courses accredited by MEC in Biological Sciences, Agronomic Engineering, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Engineering and Technology, Veterinary Medicine, and similar areas.
The aim of the program is to consolidate scientific activities in Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture, training professionals for teaching, research, and operation in the productive sector, with the ability of producing, disclosing, and using relevant knowledge to the applied biotechnology.
The Regulation of the Post-Graduation Program in Biotechnology Applied to Agriculture at a Master’s and Doctorate Degree level was defined by the PROBIOT Collegiate, referenced by the Post-Graduation Coordination (PROBIOT Pós-Graduação - COPG) and approved by the Higher Council of Education, Research and Extension at Universidade Paranaense (Conselho Superior de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão da Universidade Paranaense - CONSEPE).
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