Founded in 1944 with the main purpose of training qualified personnel for the administration of
the nation’s public and private sectors, Fundação Getulio Vargas has pushed the boundaries of teaching and advanced into the research and information areas, becoming a center of quality and excellence. A pioneer in the education field, Fundação Getulio Vargas is considered a reference point not only for its undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs and for its research, but also for its constant search for modernity and innovation.
FGV Foundation is committed to producing academic studies and research, and to disseminating
its acquired knowledge to the business, government, and scientific communities, as well as to the general public. In 2010, FGV Foundation’s academic staff produced more than 250 research projects and 1, 500 publications, including books, scientific articles, news articles, and working papers. FGV Projects – a unit that manages more than 150 ongoing projects per year – is responsible for applying, producing, and coordinating all technical assistance to the private and public sectors. Researchers leverage the expertise of the various FGV Foundation schools and institutes – in economics, business and public administration, applied mathematics, law and social sciences – to identify real needs and problems within the context of formal knowledge. In the public sector, these solutions have aided clients in designing and deploying successful public policies, increasing the effectiveness of existing policies, and improving and monitoring the quality of public spending. FGV Projects, in addition to working with all levels of government, has an extensive list of major national and international clients in the corporate and public
In addition to its seven schools, the Foundation houses an economic research institute (IBRE),
created in 1951, to research, analyze, produce and disseminate macroeconomic statistics and applied studies. IBRE has been a forerunner in developing processes for the collection and use of statistics in Brazil and, today, is a leading institute in calculating national price indices, as well as trend and business cycle indicators that are widely used by scholars, analysts and administrators. IBRE is a reference for public policies and private activities in the Brazilian economy and maintains research centers focusing on overall economic development, as well as on the agricultural, export and oil sectors.
As an influential think tank, FGV recognizes its role in supporting changes, both domestically and internationally. In today’s globalized and interdependent world, given Brazil’s rising significance, FGV aims to serve as a gateway between Brazil and the outside world, informing Brazilian foreign policy on developments abroad, and promoting Brazilian domestic issues in international forums. To this aim, in recent years FGV has established – and continues to establish – a number of international partnerships and has increased its participation in the global community.