CAPES started the process of grading strictu sensu graduate training in 1976. Between 1976 and 1995, the Master's training obtained mostly the Concept A (the only exception occurred in the 1988-89 biennium, when the Program got a B), being therefore recognized as a center of excellence.
From 1996 onwards, CAPES began to grade the programs and not just the courses. In its first biennium, PPGCP obtained Grade 5, which was the maximum rating for a program which did not have its own doctorate degree. There was a drop in this evaluation in the 1998-2000 triennium, which was felt in practically all ten programs in the area at that time. However, since then there has been a solid and steady rise, with the PPGCP attaining a Grade 5 in the 2004-2006 triennium, and a Grade 6 in the following one (2007-2009).
The movement generated by this progressive expansion culminated on the receiving of a Grade 7 (maximum grade) in the following triennium (2010 to 2012) and its maintenance in the following four-year period (2013-2016). Such consolidation confirms the effort made to expand the Program's internationalization actions, which can be observed in collaborative research projects, in student and faculty exchanges, and in events and courses of international projection, as well as in the growth in publications in foreign journals.
Evolution of CAPES' Evaluations of the Program
Evaluation from 2001 to 2003
Evaluation from 2004 to 2006
Evaluation from 2007 to 2009
Evaluation from 2010 to 2012
Evaluation from 2013 to 2016
Evaluation from 2013 to 2016 Link to the Program's evaluation on the Sucupira Platform - CAPES