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Inspec Customer Spotlight: CAPES

Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) is a well established government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses. Over 380 Brazilian universities gain access to higher education technology resources, literature and databases from their affiliation with CAPES.

Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) logo

The IET works closely with CAPES in providing the scientific, physics and engineering universities under its umbrella, access to the world renowned Inspec database. CAPES is committed to keeping its access to technology resources cutting edge; alignment with IET publishing resources speaks to this commitment. IET representatives visited CAPES headquarters in Brasilia in November of 2013 to ensure their satisfaction with Inspec and to offer product training.       

Engineering is extremely important to both Brazil and CAPES. For the first time in Brazil, more students are studying Engineering than Law which is favourable for Engineering and Science program electronic resources. CAPES new developments include their initiative to offer free access to institutions in low income regions in South America and parts of Africa where Portuguese is the primary language. 

Pictured (l - r) Elenara Chaves Edler de Almeida, Patricia de Almeida Silva, Neriza Murrell, Joao Oliveira, Michael Ornstein

Pictured left to right:

Elenara Chaves Edler de Almeida, CAPES General Coordinator

Patricia de Almeida Silva, CAPES Sub Coordinator

Neriza Murrell, IET Sales Manager

Joao Oliveira, CAPES Technical Library Support

Michael Ornstein, IET VP Sales 

 

CAPES general activities 

These activities can be grouped into the following lines of action, each developed by a structured set of programs:

  • assessment strict graduate programs
  • access to and dissemination of scientific literature
  • investments in the training of high level features at home and abroad
  • promotion of international scientific cooperation
  • induction and promotion of initial and continuing training of teachers for basic education in the classroom and distance formats

As CAPES expands their reach across Brazil and faces the challenges of bringing emerging technology to challenged parts of the world, researchers under the CAPES umbrella can rest assured that CAPES is equipped with the best in engineering digital resources with access to the Inspec database and IET resources.

To learn more about CAPES, visit http://www.periodicos.capes.gov.br/  

A video about CAPES is also available.