Coordenadoria de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior

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Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior (CAPES) is a government agency linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Education in charge of promoting high standards for post-graduate courses in Brazil.

The agency evaluates educational establishments every two years, and grades them according to the standards of the courses provided.[1] The grade scale is from 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest standard — the maximum that an institution offering up to a Master's degree will gain is 5, whereas an institution offering a Ph.D. will gain up to 7.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "A década da química e da informática". JC online (in Portuguese) (Recife, Brazil: Jornal do Commercio). 20 June 1999. Retrieved 13 January 2010. 

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