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The Graduate Program in Environment, Technology and Society (PPGATS) offers Master’s degree in the broader field of Environmental Sciences and it houses researchers from different fields of knowledge and interested in the relation between the technological and social aspects of the development.

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The Exchange Program for Graduate Students (PEC-PG), supported by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE), and the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), provides students form developing countries with which Brazil maintains educational, cultural or scientific-technological agreement the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies in a Brazilian higher education institution.

International students can apply for a scholarship under the call for applications announced every year in the program’s webpage. For information on dates and deadlines, scholarships and the list of eligible countries access http://www.capes.gov.br/cooperacao-internacional/multinacional/pec-pg (in Portuguese).

Also, as UFERSA is affiliated to Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), international students can apply for a scholarship under the Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC). This program enhances the integration of the Americas by granting scholarships to citizens of OAS Member States to pursue studies in Master’s and Doctoral programs in Brazilian Higher Education Institutions.

For further information about the program, access http://www.grupocoimbra.org.br/Programas/PaginaProgramas.aspx?programaID=1 (in Portuguese).

Sustainable Technologies and Natural Resources of the Semi-arid Region

This area covers studies on the knowledgement, monitoring, and management of the semi-arid region’s natural resources, and the improvement in the existing technology and development of alternative technology for the sustainable development of the semi-arid region.

The eligible topics are:

  • Alternative energy sources
  • Clean-up processes
  • Exploitation of natural products of the semi-arid region
  • Alternative production technologies
  • Environmental impact studies
  • Land-use planning
  • Impacts of alternative technology on organizations and communities

Development and Sustainability of Organizations and Communities of the Semi-arid Region

This area covers studies on the analysis of social processes (e.g. education, health, ethnicity, cultural expressions, management, and social inclusion) in the semi-arid region aiming at knowing the relation between these processes and the elements which promote sustainable development of organizations and communities.

The eligible topics are:

  • Impacts of sustainable technology on organizations and communities
  • Rural development
  • Social movements
  • Collective processes
  • Environmental education
  • Social and economic sustainability
  • Organizations and sustainability
  • Social inclusion and technology
  • The State and public policies
  • Public health

Below is a list of PPGATS Faculty members according to the program’s research focus areas. Feel free to contact them regarding research advising.

Sustainable Technologies and Natural Resources of the Semi-arid Region

Development and Sustainability of Organizations and Communities of the Semi-arid Region

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Graduate Program in Environment, Technology and Society – PPGATS/UFERSA

572 Francisco Mota Ave. – Costa e Silva

Mossoró, RN 59625-900

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