The PhD Course at CIn-UFPE started to operate on March 1992. Its goal is to develop and refine the way of developing research activities as well as to generate new knowledge from stimulating deeper academic thinking.
With an expected duration of 48 months, the PhD Course is a fundamental step in a researcher’s career. In this case the students must attend nine disciplines in their research areas and two individual essays. Along the Course, original research problems are considered, and plenty of opportunities for publishing and interacting with the community are available. It is also common practice to have part of the course in another institution, normally overseas. Those that graduate from the PhD program normally go to work in universities, federal institutes and/or research centers. Even though concentrating in Research, the PhD candidates have, along their course, a focus in practice.