About the Program

The Graduate Program in Information Science (PGCIN) was created in 2003, offering a Master’s Degree in Information Science, accredited by Ordinance no. 1584/2003/MEC of 20 June 2003 (published in the Federal Official Gazette of 23 June 2003, p.19). Since its inception, it aims at the training of highly qualified professionals capable of researching the theoretical, methodological and practical aspects related to the production, communication and representation of knowledge and information, as well as investigating processes, environments, services, products and systems of information and knowledge management.

The program obtained grade 3 from CAPES in its first triennial evaluation in 2005. In the triennium concluded in 2009, the PGCIN reached grade 4 and continued working on improving research and training in the area of Information Science.

As part of the evolutionary process, the PGCIN had its Doctoral Degree in Information Science accredited by Ordinance no. 1077/2012/MEC of 31 August 2012 (published in the Federal Official Gazette of 13 September 2012). The first class began in 2013, with 7 students. In the 2010-2013 quadrennial evaluation, CAPES awarded the program grade 4, although with an indication of the area for grade 5. In the evaluation carried out by CAPES, referring to the period of 2013-2016, the PGCIN reached grade 5. In the last evaluation corresponding to the 2017-2020 period, the Program worked in an organized manner and aware of its role in the process of scientific, regional, national and international development and had its grade 5 ratified.


Become a program of excellence.


To train information scientists for scientific, technological, social and cultural development.


To be an international reference program committed to our values.


  • Inclusion (equality and diversity)
  • Ethics
  • Innovation
  • Competence (academic quality)
  • Collaboration (harmony and support)
  • Sustainability
  • Commitment to society



PGCIN: excellence in (in)FORMATION


  • To offer a healthy and excellence environment.
  • To be an international reference in Information Science research beyond its borders, with a collaborative team committed to the demands of society.
  • We would like the structure that supports the PCGIN to be directed to a more qualitative effort among the various activities with the ultimate goal of achieving excellence with attention to quality.