Overall, the Program aims to train qualified professionals with differentiated training to work at a higher level, both as a professor and as a researcher. The graduate's profile is focused on the Program's research lines, with an emphasis on the development of professional skills to act in the generation of knowledge and obtaining products in the field of plant production, which can boost national science and agribusiness. Alumni are trained in areas of knowledge, allowing the establishment of relationships between the theoretical and applied fields, as they have been trained to carry out research projects, generating technical-scientific knowledge in their respective areas of expertise. In addition, another objective of the Program is to develop criticality and reflection on the social responsibilities of the profession and its relationship with the conscious use of environmental resources, considering population growth and its impact on economic, social and environmental aspects. Alumni in Plant Production are also prepared to carry out teaching activities, receiving didactic training, acting in activities related to undergraduate courses in Agronomy, Forestry Sciences and Biotechnology.
In view of the above, alumni should be able to::
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills as a researcher and/or in teaching matters related to Plant Production and its related research lines;
- Produce research and information regarding the generation of knowledge, in order to promote, in a sustainable way, the development of local, regional and national agribusiness;
- Incorporate in your professional profile the critical and ethical posture necessary for the development of your skills;
- Understand the need for the continuity of their professional training, being the disseminator of the provisional and temporal conception of knowledge;
- Produce scientific knowledge to respond the demands of agribusiness, considering the context of its insertion and importance to the country's development.
The Program has achieved a high rate of professional insertion from its alumni. By the end of 2020, the Program had already had 228 graduates (master's and doctorate). Currently, 100% of doctoral alumni are directly involved in their area of training and specialization. Arround 84% are involved in teaching, research or extension activities in public institutions. These are permanent professors at Public Universities, Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology, as well as Research Centers and government agencies (SEBRAE, RURALTINS, NATURATINS, ADAPEC and SECRETARIAT OF AGRICULTURE). While 16% are engaged in teaching, research or extension activities in private companies, such as Universities (ULBRA, Faculdade Evangélica de Goianésia, Faculdade de Agronomia de Guaraí, UNIRG, etc.), as well as business consultants and/or farms located in several states, such as Pará, Bahia, Tocantins, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Piauí, etc. In the case of the master's degree, around 57% of alumni carry out their doctorate in institutions such as UFT (Plant Production), UFV, UFLA, UnB, ESALQ, among others. Around 24% of the master's alumni are involved in teaching, research or extension activities in public companies. While 12% of alumni are engaged in teaching, research or extension activities in private companies. This contribution was already expected due to the region's lack of professionals with a master's and doctoral degree.
Alumni from the Masters in Plant Production-UFT inserted in doctoral programs or in teaching, research or extension activities in public or private institutions/companies.
In the entire period from 2006 to 2020, we had 179 masters alumni. From this total, 102 studentes enrolled in doctoral programs, totaling 57%. Forty-four alumni are engaged in teaching, research or extension activities in public institutions (25%). While twenty-one engaged in teaching, research or extension activities in private companies (12%). Twelve alumni are outside the scope of research (6%).
Alumni from the Doctorate in Plant Production inserted in teaching, research and extension activities in public and private institutions/companies.
The program had a total of 49 doctoral alumni. From this total, 41 alumni are involved in teaching, research or extension activities in public institutions (84%). While eight alumni are involved in teaching, research or extension activities in private institutions (16%). No alumni is outside the the scope of research.