The purpose of the Graduate Program in Computer Science (PPGCC) is to train masters and doctors in Computer Science with a broad knowledge of the area as a whole and the particulars of their field, who will also do internationally-renowned high-quality research of technological, economic, and social relevance.

The specific goals are:

  • Act with academic rigor in all fundamental areas of Computer Science;
  • Offer basic and advanced graduate courses in the areas covered by the program;
  • Conduct internationally-renowned high-quality research;
  • Publish research results in renowned high-impact quality forums;
  • Promote the internationalization of the program through activities such as technical visits to the UFMG and foreign institutions alike, and through courses taught by guest professors;
  • Generate technologically, economically, and socially relevant results that can be passed on to industry and society alike;
  • Interact with other programs and teaching and research institutions in the construction of multi and transdisciplinary knowledge.