GEOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS: A SOCIOECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL MODEL PROPOSED TOASSESS THE SOCIAL INSERTION OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Rodrigo Affonso de Albuquerque Nobrega
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7058-5903
Sonia Maria Carvalho Ribeiro
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3045-8632
Elaine Lopes da Costa
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7238-0343
Diego Rodrigues Macedo
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1178-4969
Patricia Bilotta
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2463-2331
Isabel Jurema Grimm
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0211-8048
Carlos Alberto Cioce Sampaio
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0664-0266
Andreia Schypula
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4602-0958
Joselisa Maria Chaves
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3627-8074
Washington de Jesus Sant’Anna da Franca Rocha
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2175-2792
Rodrigo Nogueira de Vasconcelos
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1368-6721

Abstract

This article proposes a method to map and qualify the social insertion of Postgraduate Programs in CAPES’ Environmental Sciences area. The model was built based on the spatial integration of three key components: the socioeconomic vulnerability index (infrastructure, human capital, income and
labor), the hemeroby index (land use and occupation), and the Postgraduate
Programs’ geographic density. The solution uses map algebra to output
the Geographic Highlights, which indexes ranging from 1 (low) to 10 (high).
The validation of the model occurred with the 2017 quadrennial evaluation,
when Geographic Highlights map supported CAPES consultants to qualitatively
interpret the social insertion of Postgraduate Programs in the face of regional
socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities. Other applications envisaged
are: identification of priority areas for new courses, resource allocation (human
and financial), encouraging the creation of collaborative networks, and, finally,
analysis of former students’ professional insertion.

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Nobrega, R., Ribeiro, S. M., da Costa, E., Macedo, D., Bilotta, P., Grimm, I., Sampaio, C., Schypula, A., Chaves, J., Rocha, W., & de Vasconcelos, R. (2018). GEOGRAPHIC HIGHLIGHTS: A SOCIOECONOMIC & ENVIRONMENTAL MODEL PROPOSED TOASSESS THE SOCIAL INSERTION OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. Brazilian Journal of Environmental Sciences (Online), (49), 34-50. https://doi.org/10.5327/Z2176-947820180372
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