Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology (PPGCTA)

History

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.

Mission

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

Scholarships

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

Students

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.

Graduates

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

News

PPGCTA students article among the most downloaded in the journal Food Chemistry

2017/08/09 - 21h08m

The magazine Food Chemistry, a reference in the field of Food Science, has released the list of the most downloaded scientific papers in the last 90 d....

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PPGCTA receives delegation of Indian researchers

2017/08/09 - 21h08m

The PPGCTA was visited by Indian researchers in transit through several Brazilian institutions. The researchers came from the city of Bagalore, capita....

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The PPGCTA opens enrollments for subjects of the second half of 2017

2017/07/31 - 16h07m

The PPGCTA informs that the enrollments for the subjects of the second half of 2017 will be held on 04/08 all day in the Program Secretariat. The cal....

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Contact

Business hours: Monday through Friday from 8AM to Noon and from 2PM to 6PM

Secretaria do Programa:
secretaria.ppgcta@gmail.com
Phone: +55(53)3275.7258

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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 / secretaria.ppgcta@gmail.com