CAPES trains scientists who are building the future of Brazil-Portuguese (Brazil)

CAPES trains scientists who are building the future of Brazil-Portuguese (Brazil)

CAPES celebrates this Friday, 11/5, the Day of Science and Culture. The date, drawn up by Law 5.579 of 1979, was chosen because it was the birthday of Roy Barbosa, an important 19th century jurist, diplomat, writer, linguist, journalist and orator. Its goal is to stimulate cultural expression and the production of scientific knowledge throughout the country.

During this trip, CAPES funded the youngest fellow to complete a PhD in Brazil. Luan Ozelim, just 22, received his Ph.D. in Geotechnical from the University of Brasilia (UnB) in 2014. Enterprise Resources also led an electrical engineer from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Alain Wagner Cupertino, to receive it this year, via the Institute of Engineers Electricity and Electronics (USA), World Best Dissertation Author Award on Energy Saving.

The list of internationally recognized Brazilians funded by CAPES is extensive. In this book, Gabriel Liguori is recognized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT/USA), as one of 35 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who are able to change the health of the world. He develops human organs and tissues in the laboratory for use in transplants. Also in this track are Thaís Vasconcelos, who, in 2018, received the John Marsden Medal, from the Linnean Society (UK), one of the most prestigious awards in the world of science for dissertations in the field of biology, and Jacqueline Joyce, who helped to DNA from COVID-19 was sequenced in just 48 hours, and she was the only Brazilian to be honored by Mattel in the Inspirational Women Project, which recognizes scientists’ work in the fight against the pandemic.

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For 70 years, CAPES has been a body associated with the Ministry of Education that has been training specialists, with distinction, in the most diverse fields of knowledge. With this, it promotes the scientific, technological and innovative development of the country. The Foundation currently funds 99,600 graduate students. Students receive research grants to pursue master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral degrees in Brazil and abroad.

With information from the Ministry of Education

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