About PPGGEO

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The Graduate Program in Geosciences forms academic masters and doctor in subjects essential to understand the outermost part of the planet – the earth’s crust, which has recorded the history of the Earth in its rocks and fossils and contains all the metallic and energetic resources Established civilization And developed. Currently, it was evaluated as a grade 7 course by CAPES. The training of the human resources qualified by the program teachers is carried out in an integrated manner with scientific research, university education and interaction with the community. Scientific projects led by the teachers of the program cover the whole Brazilian territory, some South American countries, parts of Europe, Antarctica and Africa.


The program seeks to investigate issues that are essential to understanding the outermost part of the planet, the Earth’s crust, which has recorded the history of the Earth on its rocks and fossils and contains all the metallic and energy resources present for the establishment and evolution of Human civilization.

The topics addressed by postgraduate students are of great relevance for science and for the economic and social development of the country, as they emphasize the geology of petroleum, natural gas and coal, metals, groundwater, Atlantic coast, Geological knowledge in diverse Bark environments. It also aims at research aimed at preserving the environment because of its great importance for the quality of life of society. In its current format, the program is based on four areas of concentration:

  • Stratigraphy
  • Marine geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Paleontology

The intense collaboration of PETROBRAS, the Brazilian Geological Survey (CPRM) and the National Petroleum Agency (ANP) has been fundamental, as well as the association with several educational institutions in the country and abroad. International insertion is carried out intensively with universities of several countries, such as France, Portugal, Scotland, Australia, Germany, England, United States of America, Canada, China, Cuba, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.

Currently, the program has the active participation of 35 permanent teachers and 10 employees, an expressive number of professors with research productivity grants from CNPq. In 2016, 191 students were enrolled, of which 108 were doctoral students and 83 were teachers. As of December 2016, 753 teachers and 332 physicians were registered since its founding in 1968. Graduates are now in positions of scientific and professional leadership in the country.