Astronomy Graduate Studies


The Astronomy and Astrophysics graduate course offered by the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences from University of São Paulo was implemented in 1973. It was one of the pioneering Astronomy courses in Brazil, due to the initiative of a group of researchers who had recently graduated abroad.

The program has been traditionally one of the largest both in student numbers (approximately 60) and supervisors (approximately 30), and has been accountable for most of the astronomy professional qualifications across the country.

The course is integrated to the academic environment offered by the university, receiving students graduated mostly from the Physics and Mathematics Institutes, maintaining an educational and research management network.


International exchange

The program’s researchers keep close relationship with other astronomy institutions and researchers nationwide, exchanging experiences and receiving students. Furthermore, an active international collaboration is nurtured, through which new perspectives are constantly perceived. Professors and students seek to actively participate in international events where they are able to present and discuss their most recent work.