The Postgraduate Program on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (PPgUSRN) of the Academic Directorate of Natural Resources (DIAREN) of Campus Natal Central of the Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte (IFRN-cnat), started in 2015, has as main objective to train professionals, at the graduate level stricto sensu, interested in acting with studies and interdisciplinary techniques related to the use and the sustainable use of natural resources, as teachers, consultants and technicians, articulating research with professional application. It was evaluated in its first accreditation with concept 3 by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes).
Professional master’s degree in Sustainable Use of Natural Resources of IFRN has as its main objectives:
- To train professionals at a post-graduate level stricto sensu, interested in working with studies and interdisciplinary techniques related to the use and sustainable use of natural resources, as teachers, consultants and technicians, articulating research with professional application;
- To train professionals to act with the proposal and management of strategies and technical procedures aimed at the organization and implementation of public policies as well as the generation of knowledge applied to the sustainable use of natural resources;
- To train qualified professionals to transfer knowledge to society, taking into account specific demands and productive arrangements with a view to sustainable local, regional and national development; strengthen and consolidate research groups and nuclei, and promote the dissemination and research practices and application of knowledge aimed at the sustainable use of natural resources, plants, water and minerals in the IFRN.
The candidate for the PPgUSRN vacancies is obliged to reserve a minimum workload of 20 (twenty) hours per week for face-to-face teaching in the subjects taught on Thursdays and Fridays, in the facilities of DIAREN, besides dedication to the accomplishment of the activities of the research project to be combined with its advisor.