FGV graduate programs receive top marks in Capes evaluation
On September 20, the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) released the results of the last four-year assessment (2013-2016) for stricto sensu graduate courses available in Brazil. The courses were assessed by the Technical-Scientific Council for University-Level Education (CTC-ES) during the 172nd and 173rd Meetings, held between August 21 and 25 and between August 28 and September 1 this year.
Similar to the last evaluation, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ graduate programs showed better scores and outstanding performance. The academic master’s/PhD programs in Administration, from FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), Economics, from EPGE Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE), Business Administration, from Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (EAESP), and Business Economics, from Sao Paulo School of Economics (EESP), all reached the top score of 7.
The professional master’s programs also scored high. The professional master’s programs in History, Politics and Cultural Assets, from FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), Administration, from EBAPE, Economics, from EPGE, Business Administration, from EAESP, and Economics, from EESP, all reached a score of 5 – considered the maximum level of excellence by CAPES.
Academic master’s programs are scored from 1 to 7 and professional master’s programs from 1 to 5. Programs that receive the top score are those considered to have a performance equivalent to the “high international standard”.
CAPES conducts the stricto sensu graduate evaluation since 1976. For more than 40 years, this score has become an important reference for the Brazilian graduate System, in addition to promoting and supporting the field, both through Brazilian agencies and international entities.