About the Program

The Postgraduate Program in Information Science was created in 2003, Master’s in Information Science: Recognized by Ordinance MEC 1584/2003, of 06/20/2003 (DOU 06/23/2003, 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 reaches concept 4 and continues its work, focusing on the improvement of research processes and training of professionals in the area of Information Science.

As part of the evolutionary process, the PGCIN had its PhD course project in Information Science: Recognized by MEC Ordinance 1077/2012, of 08/31/2012 (DOU 09/13/2012), starting the first class in 2013, with 7 students. In the evaluation of the four-year period 2010-2013, CAPES grants the program a score of 4, although with an indication of the area for a concept of 5. In the evaluation carried out by CAPES, referring to the period 2013-2016, the PGCIN reaches a score of 5. In the last evaluation corresponding to the 2017-2020 period, the Program worked in an organized manner and with the awareness 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)
  • ethic
  • Innovation
  • Competence (academic quality)
  • Collaboration (harmony and welcoming)
  • Sustainability
  • Commitment to society


PGCIN excellence in (in)FORMATION


  • May we be a healthy and excellent environment.
  • To be an international reference in Information Science research beyond its borders, with a collaborative collective committed to the demands of society.
  • We would like the PCGIN support structure to be directed towards more qualitative efforts among the various activities with the ultimate aim of achieving excellence with attention to quality.