EBAPE Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (Escola Brasileira de Administração Pública)
The Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation - was established in April 1952 and has played an important role in training university and government personnel both in Brazil and in other countries in Latin America and Africa.
From the outset, it has run administration courses at graduate and specialized levels, as well as a wide-ranging research program and technical consultancy service for government businesses and entities.
The Master of Public Administration program, set up in 1967 , has trained personnel to take up key positions in direct and indirect administration in state companies and major Brazilian companies.
In the educational field, in addition to the Undergraduate course in Administration, Master of Public Administration course, the Master of Business Administration course, the Ph.D. in Administration course, EBAPE currently offers extension and specialization courses for employees and management of state companies in addition to open continuing education and training programs for over four thousand students per year.
Research projects promoted by EBAPE cover the areas of government and administration, management of the public and private sectors, public policy, social management, education in public administration and insight into the public sector infrastructure. EBAPE also publishes a bi-monthlyPublic Administration Journal (RAP - Revista de Administração Pública), founded in 1967, a bi-monthly Portuguese and Brasilian Journal of Management (RPBG - Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão) and an Electronic Jounal - Cadernos EBAPE.BR.
EBAPE fosters cooperation between institutions and exchange programs. Over the years, these programs have been an incentive for developing joint research efforts and technical counseling projects with other Administration Schools.
EBAPE's academic policy is formulated by the Consultative Council made up of its faculty members. The Board of Directors is responsible for administration of the School, though its Academic Training and Research Centers, Lato Sensu Graduate Center and Consultancy, Training and Managerial Development Centers.
In addition to the activities conducted at its head offices in Rio de Janeiro, EBAPE has extended and consolidated its work in regional nuclei around the country and abroad. Special programs in technical training and consultancy are held in Brasília and other Brazilian cities.