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MSc Energy in Agriculture

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Unesp offers the second largest structure for Graduate studies in the Brazil with 152 Graduate Programs. Our programs are characterized by the diversity of courses offered in all areas of knowledge, academic relevance and comprehensiveness.

Unesp Graduate Programs have approximately 3.200 professor-mentors, 14.000 students regularly enrolled and an average of 3.300 Masters and PhD degrees awarded annually.

Students enrolled in Unesp programs have the opportunity to apply for institutional scholarships offered by Capes, CNPq and research scholarships offered by Fapesp. Students can also participate in national and international events that contribute to their training. It is worth mentioning the quality of the Unesp campus libraries, which offer excellent conditions for students to develop their projects.

The quantity and quality of the research carried out by these Programs were essential to place Unesp under the global spotlight, as the university ranks among the top universities in several international rankings. In times of global universities, Unesp promotes several actions aimed at mobility and the international exchange of students and professors, expanding scientific collaborations and institutional partnerships.

The Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), a foundation of the Ministry  of Education, is the body responsible for graduate education policy and for consolidating and expanding stricto sensu programs (Masters and PhD) in Brazil.

In 1976, CAPES implemented the  National System of Evaluation of Graduate Education. This system is the basis of the process for authorization and recognition of  Master's and PhDs courses and for the national validation of their diplomas. The evaluation process is based on the analysis by peers of the reports of the courses on their annual performance. A  grade (from 1 to 7) is given to each program, which is now reviewed every four years.

The program has three remarkable characteristics that define its scope and way of action: a multidisciplinary approach, a great proximity to industries and to the productive sector and a successful track record in education and professional training.

The program has experimented constant evolution in many aspects, fitting prominence to the constant improvement in the definition, actualization and coverage of its lines of research, focusing the increase in its international insertion. It has 23 permanent faculty members, among which several are included in the ranking of three thousand most cited scientists from Brazilian institutions according to Google Scholar Citations (GSC).  Its main goal is the training of teachers, researchers and professionals specialized in the area of Energy in Agriculture, promoting a broader and more critical view and a complete comprehension of the alternatives in energy and all their potential, based on solid scientific fundaments.


1. Rational use of energy in agriculture
2. Conventional and alternative energy sources, technological development and energy policies
3. Production, conversion technology of agroforestry biomass and its applications
4. Processing and energy balance of agricultural products and derivatives
5. Land use planning, environmental studies and sustainable development

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