First Brazilian Postgraduate Program in Composites Starts

16 August 2011

The first Brazilian postgraduate program in composite materials starts this week, in Curitiba (Paraná), with fifteen students enrolled.

The program is the result of a partnership between the Brazilian Composite Materials Association (ABMACO) and Universidade Positivo.

“Although our market is one of the fastest growing in the world, there is a real blackout of talents in Brazil. Therefore, we are tirelessly working to make these courses available”, says Gilmar Lima, president of ABMACO. Directors of the association will be part of the faculty.

At Universidade Positivo, the postgraduate program in composites will be run in conjunction with the Design and Product Design Course, which is coordinated by Jorge Tamura. “We already had a subject on the introduction to composites in the undergraduate program. With the postgraduate, we will be able to address more broadly the main player among the materials”, he says.

In March 2012, ABMACO and Universidade Positivo aim to run the postgraduate program in Caxias do Sul, one of the main composites processing centers in Brazil. In São Paulo, it is also scheduled to start in the first half of the next year.

“The model that we have agreed with Universidade Positivo also includes the program with the in company format. Regardless of where it is carried out, it is important to point out that this postgraduate is fully recognized by the Ministry of Education”, says Lima.

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