Area of Concentration

The Information Science Post-Graduation Program at UFSCar offers an established area of concentration in Knowledge, Technology and Innovation. It is the first Information Science Program in Brazil to present Innovation in its area of concentration. This focus aims to respect the Information Science research axes, the specificity of the research carried out by its teaching staff, the institutional characteristics of UFSCar and the regional characteristics of the city of São Carlos, known as a technological and innovation centre. The PPGCI/UFSCar aims to develop critical and analytical studies of the processes and methodologies used to make information available and accessible, encompassed by the use of technology, with the goal of generating, analyzing and disseminating the construction of new knowledge and practices in the scientific, technological and social contexts, giving prominence to the role of management, organization, representation, production, access and use of information as an innovative strategy in the construction and dissemination of knowledge.