Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology (PPGCTA)


The Graduate Program in Agroindustrial Science and Technology (PPGCTA) was created in 1983. The first class of students started in 1985 when it was accredited by CAPES as a Masters program, and since 2000 has a PhD track.


To train qualified professionals in Agroindustrial Science and Technology at Masters and PhD levels, with outstanding competencies in generating knowledge and social well being.


Students enrolled in the PPGCTA receive scholarships from CAPES, CNPq and other partners.


The profile of PPGCTA students, renewed annually with around 45 applicants for the Masters program and 25 for the PhD, is composed of professionals from the following areas: Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, Industrial Chemistry, Nutritional Science, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and, Viticulture and Enology.


The follow up with PPGCTA graduates indicates the program mission has been accomplished, considering that on average: a) 92 % work in the area from which they graduated; b) 71% of Masters graduates continue on to PhD programs; c) 47% of graduates work at Colleges and Universities; d) 29% work in research and/or Agroindustrial enterprises; e) 21% work at private companies and/or are self-employed; and, f) 3% work in other areas.

Research Areas

Science and Technology of Fruits and Vegetables

Grain Science and Technology

Food Microbiology


First edition of the Patent Production Course brings together the academic comm

2017/06/12 - 22h06m

The 1st Edition of the Patents Production Course, of initiative and organization of the PPGCTA, brought together professors, graduates and postgraduat....


PPGCTA consolidates cooperation with University of Davis, CA

2017/06/05 - 00h06m

The student of the PPGCTA Débora de Oliveira da Silva finalized a collaboration project with the research group of Professor Nilesh Gaikwad, Universit....


PPGCTA organizes course on patent preparation

2017/05/24 - 18h05m

The Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology, in partnership with the Pro-Rectory of Research and Innovation, organizes a course focused on the....


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since 01/01/2012
Graduate Program in Agroindustrial Science and Technology
Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Agroindustrial
Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel
Campus Capão do Leão - Universidade Federal de Pelotas, s/n
CEP 96010-900 - Caixa Postal 354 - Pelotas - RS
Telephone: +55(53)3275.7258 /