Council, Committee, History and Contacts

PPGA Council

The Graduate Council (COMPG) is composed by all the teachers accredited in the course, a representative of the technical administrators in education and the student representative in the proportion of one student for each five teachers. It shall meet whenever convened by the coordinator of the Graduate Committee or at the request of 1/3 of the members.

The Graduate Council is responsible for:

  • Electing, in accordance with the course regiment, the Coordinator, the substitute Coordinator and the Graduate Committee;
  • Preparing the course regiment and their respective amendments for approval by the Unit Council;
  • Adjudicating appeals lodged against decisions of the Coordinator and the Graduate Committee;
  • Pronouncing, whenever convened, on matters relevant for the Graduate.

Click here to access the COMPG meeting minutes.

Coordinating Committee

The Graduate Committee is responsible for:

I – Proposing, to the competent Unit Council, actions related to graduate education;

II – Establishing, in agreement with the departments involved, the distribution of the didactic activities of the course;

III – Evaluating the course, periodically and systematically, in agreement with the Graduate Council;

IV – Deliberating on lesson plans, curriculum changes, dissertation and thesis projects, selection processes, transfer, use of credits obtained in other courses, exemption of subjects and related topics

It is role of the Graduate Course coordinator:

I – Represent the respective course in situations related to their competencies set forth in the Statute, in this General Regulation and in the Internal Unit Regiment;

II – Prepare the draft budget for the course, according to guidelines and standards of the higher bodies of the University;

III – Participate in the election of representatives for the Graduate Chamber;

IV – Articulate with the respective Pro-Rectory in order to follow-up, implement and evaluate graduate activities;

V – Send Annual Report of activities to the Unit Council.

The Graduate Committee is composed by:

Prof. Walter Meucci NiqueCoordinator
Marcelo Scherer PerlinSubstitute


Márcia Dutra de Barcellos
Vinicius Andrade Brei
Sidinei Rocha de Oliveira
Luiz Fernando Machado Soares – Regular representative of technical administrators
Henrique Vieira – Student representative


Rafael Kruter Flores
Claudia Simone Antonello
Paulo Roberto Gomes Garcia – Representative of technical administrators
Paulo Cerqueira – Student representative

The coordinator has a two-year term of office, is elected as established by the Statute and the General Regulation of the University, with executive functions, and presides the Graduate Council, with a quality vote in addition to the common vote. The professors hold a doctorate degree and are elected by professors of the Graduate Council, which convened with secret ballot.

Click here  to access the meeting minutes of the Graduate Committee.

Program History

Headquartered at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), considered one of the best public universities in Brazil and internationally recognized for its research and teaching, the Graduate Program in Administration (PPGA) was founded in 1972 based on the Master’s Degree in Administration. Initially inserted in the organizational structure of the Faculty of Economic Sciences – same unit of the Department of Administrative Sciences -, since 1996, with the creation of the School of Administration (EA), is linked to this educational unit of the UFRGS.

For more than four decades, the PPGA-UFRGS has always aimed to develop and disseminate knowledge based on advanced studies in the field of Administration. During this period, the PPGA has been training high-level personnel to perform teaching, research and extension activities, besides undertaking executive functions with private, public and social organizations.

The Program’s trajectory has always been marked by the forefront of innovation. In 1984, the first specialization course in the South of the country (Specialization in Marketing) was implemented, a tradition which is perpetuated jointly with the community of entrepreneurs, executives and managers from all areas and organizations. In 1992, a partnership with Universidad Católica del Uruguay was established to implement a Master’s degree in that institution. In 1994, the Doctorate degree was started and interinstitutional Master’s courses were offered in partnership with universities from Rio Grande do Sul and other Brazilian states. From 1995 to 1998, four Interinstitutional Master’s Degrees were made with Argentina, three with the Universidad del Aconcágua, in Mendoza, and one with the Universidad de Mar del Plata, in Tandil.  In 1998, a professional modality of the Master’s course for Executives was created (current Professional Master’s degree) and, finally, in 2005, the Interinstitutional Doctorate, also in partnership with other universities.

Currently, the Program has more than 300 active students divided into different modalities – onsite, interinstitutional and distance education – of Master’s, Professional Master’s and Doctorate degrees. All of the 165 research projects with resources from CNPq, CAPES and others are distributed by the different lines of research within the areas of concentration, generating significant scientific production of the Program, giving it a prominent position in the national and international scenario.

The teachers and students of the PPGA participate in the main scientific events in Brazil and abroad. Through institutional exchanges, student internships (Sandwich Doctorate) and postdoctoral training, teachers and students interact with world-renowned researchers in their respective areas. The academic production of the PPGA is recognized both nationally and internationally.

The PPGA has a remarkable participation, both in terms of the number of articles and the awards obtained at the Annual Meetings of the ANPAD (National Association of Graduate Programs in Administration), the largest scientific event in the Administration area in Brazil, as well as in the meetings promoted by the ANPAD, such as ENEO, ENADI, EMA and Symposium on the Management of Technological Innovation. The same occurs in other national events, such as: Brazilian Congress of Organizational Studies, SOBER, Engema, SIMPOI, Enapegs and EcoInovar.

The program also has a highlighted performance, either in the organization or presenting papers in international events such as the Academy of Management, IAMOT (International Association for Management of Technology), ALTEC (Latin-Iberian American Association of Technology Management), BALAS (The Business Association of Latin American Studies), CMS Conference (Critical Management Studies Conference), LAEMOS (Latin American-European Meeting of Organization Studies), EGOS Colloquium (European Group of Organization Studies), CLADEA (Annual Meeting of the Latin American Council of Management Schools), AMA (American Marketing Association), ACR (Association for Consumer Research), EMAC (European Marketing Academy) and INFORMS/MARKETING SCIENCE. The IAMOT 2013 and the ALTEC 2015 were held in Porto Alegre, coordinated by teachers of the PPGA/EA/UFRGS.


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