The Graduate Program in Pure and Applied Mathematics at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina began its activities in 1975. Its main goals are the training and development of high level professionals for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics research, teaching and outreach, and the promotion and development of these areas in the state of Santa Catarina, in Brazil and in the world.
After a period of precarious operation, the program was restructured in 1995, when it received grade 3 (out of 7) from CAPES. The grade was raised to 4 in 2001 and, as a result of its good outcomes and its qualitative and quantitative growth, the program was appraised in the last CAPES evaluation with grade 5 (2013-2016 quadrennium).
In 2010, the Master’s Program was reformulated in order to pave the way for the opening of the Doctoral Program, which was established in March 2013. On 16 December 2016, the first doctoral thesis was defended by Dr. Jaqueline Luiza Horbach.
Driven by the preparations for the opening of the Doctoral program, and its subsequent implementation, the program gained international projection, having gradually enlarged its faculty with qualified professionals. The program currently leads international cooperation agreements between UFSC and the University of Ottawa, Canada and University of Wollongong, Australia. In addition, various faculty members maintain numerous international exchange activities with their foreign peers. The greater visibility of the program has attracted several professors, visitors, postdoctoral researchers and students, which translates into a healthy and productive scientific environment.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that the program is the only graduate program in Mathematics in the state of Santa Catarina.
The program’s objectives are to train and develop high level professionals for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics research, teaching and outreach, and to promote and develop these areas in the state of Santa Catarina, in Brazil and in the world.