BRAZILIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES –
AN OVERVIEW OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION
BY
MAXIMILIAN SERGUEI MESQUITA
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF ESPIRITO
SANTO - UFES
INTRODUCTION
• All of Federal Universities are an autarchy and a
public institution linked to the Ministry of
Education (MEC);
• Its administration is commanded by the superior
councils:
– University Council (Conselho Universitário, CONSUNI);
– Teaching, Research and Extension Council (Conselho
de Ensino, Pesquisa e Extensão – CEPE)
– Curators Council
UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
• Highest decisional authority, presided by the
Notable Rector;
• Basically, the attributions of CONSUNI are to
formulate, supervise and assess the
Institutional policy to the institution´s human,
financial resource, infra-structure and
management matters.
CURATORS COUNCIL
• Responsible for the financial books and
budgetary matters, also under rectorship rule;
• The acts of curators council are under
supervision of the Federal Court of Accounts
of Brazil (TCU) and Brazilian Office of the
Comptroller General (CGU).
TEACHING, RESEARCH AND
EXTENSION COUNCIL
• CEPE is an academic council for Teaching
(undergraduate, graduate, distance learning
courses), Research and Extension ;
• Its composed by a technical body that
supervises and decides about Teaching,
Research and Extension matter.
• Presided by the Notable Rector
RECTOR AND VICE-RECTOR
• The Notable Rector is nominated and chosen
by the Ministry of Education (MEC) from a
three-candidate list formed by a general
election every four years;
• In general, the MEC respects the electoral
decision choosing the most voted candidate.
• The institution is also directed by a vice-rector
and other pro-rectors.
PRO-RECTORIES
• The academic and administrative pro-rectories:
– Pro-Rectory of Undergraduate Studies (PROGRAD)
– Pro-Rectory of Research and Post-Graduates Studies
(PRPPG)
– Pro-Rectory of Extension (PROEX)
– Pro-Rectory of Planning and Institutional
Development
– Pro-Rectory of Human Resources (ProGEPE)
– Pro-Rectory of Management and Governance (PROAD)
INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
FOUNDATION
• Is a private non-profit organization, that among its
many activities, preside over the administrative and
financial management of research projects obtained
from government financial agencies (CNPq, CAPES and
FINEP), from private research fund (Petrobras, Vale), as
well as extension projects, technological services
• CNPQ – National Council for Scientific and Technologic
Development
• CAPES – National Coordination of High Education
Formation Programs.
• FINEP – Science and Technology Supporting Fund.
Thank you very much for your
kind attention !
Maximilian S. Mesquita
Federal University of Espirito Santo
Vitoria – ES , Brazil
Tel. +55 027 33357755