The Graduate Program in Chemistry at UFPR (PPGQ/UFPR) was created in 1991 in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. The first students were admitted in 1992. The accreditation by the Brazilian agency CAPES occurred in 1995 after the defense of the first set of dissertations. In 1999, at its 60th meeting, the Program Governing Board approved an expansion project to create the new Doctoral and Professional Master courses as well as to include the academic areas of Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry in both the Master and Doctoral courses.
In 2000, the PPGQ/UFPR received the grade 5 (on a scale from 1 to 7) from CAPES, in recognition to its growing efforts towards a better educational and scientific program. Three years later, as the Program was still adjusting to its expansion, the assessment by CAPES dropped its rate down to grade 4. However, the Program quickly reacted and positively attended the Agency recommendations; thus, PPGQ was back to grade 5 in 2006, keeping it successfully for six years until 2012, when it was awarded the relevant grade 6.
Grade 7 followed immediately after the assessment process carried out by CAPES in mid-2017. This splendid result was understood as a response to the actions taken by the faculty members, graduate students and administration board towards the consolidation of excellence in the Program.
In 2017 PPGQ celebrates 25 years of continuous activity at UFPR.
2017 Quadrennial Assessment Results: