CAPES RATING 6 (2013-2016) – Excellent program

The Graduate Program in Geography at the Federal University of Paraná (PPGGEO/UFPR) launched a master’s program in 1998 and a doctorate program in 2006. As the first doctorate program and the second master’s program in Geography to be implemented in the state of Paraná, this program represents a significant move toward qualified academic training and development of research in Geography in the region.

This program has graduated over 550 masters and doctors to date, contributing to the training of qualified teaching and research staff. PPGGEO/UFPR is one of the most recognized programs of UFPR, providing qualified research output and achieving excellent ratings at a national level.

In the Quadrennial Evaluation for 2013-2016, CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) awarded PPGGEO/UFPR a score of 6, attesting to the excellent training the program provides and its international value.

PPGGEO/UFPR focuses on the areas of Human Geography and Physical Geography, seeking to contribute to research and academic output in the Space, Society and Environment area of concentration, with two lines of research: (i) Landscape and Environmental Analysis, and (ii) Production of Space and Culture.

The objectives of PPGGEO/UFPR are:

  • To qualify human resources to promote teaching, research, extension, and technical application of geographic science critically, in order to develop autonomy, innovation, and professional ethical commitment.
  • To develop research that contributes to the scientific advancement of Geography, with an emphasis on the area of ​​concentration, as well as to disseminate qualified scientific publications;
  • To convey geographic knowledge to society and prompt socioeconomic and environmentally positive changes at local, regional, national, and international levels.

PPGGEO’s mission is to qualify professionals in Geography and related fields in order to meet the demand for highly qualified teachers and researchers, thus contributing to the development of science and communication of scientific results to society.

The program seeks to be internationally acknowledged as a center of excellence in scientific research and teacher and researcher training.

Based on these premises, PPGGEO also seeks scientific excellence and, from a social and environmental point of view, perceives the dissemination of knowledge as strategic in building a more equitable, inclusive, and sustainable society.

Through this program, we seek to prepare graduates to have a positive impact on society and the environment and to be able to: (i) engage in teaching, research, extension activities, as well as in technical application of geographic science, always in a critical, autonomous, innovative, and ethical manner; and (ii) produce applied or basic geographic knowledge, contributing to the field of Geography.



 Landscape and Environmental Analysis

This line produces research on physical and environmental geography, comprising geomorphology, pedology, hydrology, climatology, biogeography, environmental planning and management, geotechnologies, and spatial analysis and modeling.

Production of Space and Culture

This line focuses on human and regional geography, with epistemological basis in the human dimension of culture, economy, and politics. It is regionally and nationally acknowledged for its research on urban, rural, tourism, spatial, religious, and perception issues in Geography.



Admissions to UFPR are free of charge and open to foreign students. If you would like to apply to our program, please send an email to the program’s office to inquire about application opening dates and the specific steps to follow as a foreign student.




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Av. Cel. Francisco H dos Santos, 100 – Ed. João José Bigarella – 1st floor – office 108 – Curitiba – Paraná – Brazil – CEP 81531-980

Phone: +55 41 3361-3450



Processo Seletivo

Processo Seletivo para Mestrado e Doutorado
Inscrições de 01 a 31 de outubro de 2021

Matrículas para o Primeiro Semestre de 2021

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Calendário de Defesas e Qualificações
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Perguntas Frequentes

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Universidade Federal do Paraná
Av. Cel. Francisco H dos Santos, 100 - Ed. João José Bigarella - 1º andar - sala 108
Jardim das Américas - CURITIBA
Telefone:(41) 3361-3450

Universidade Federal do Paraná
Av. Cel. Francisco H dos Santos, 100 - Ed. João José Bigarella - 1º andar - sala 108
Jardim das Américas - CURITIBA
Telefone:(41) 3361-3450

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