The Professional Master's Program in Local Development of UNISUAM is aimed at those who wish to improve knowledge, conduct research and design practical solutions from conceptual bases to improve the life of different parts of society. The Master program encourages the entrepreneurial side of the students, as well as the development of management skills for the resulting ventures.


The overall objective of the program is to develop agents capable of identifying latent conditions and to stimulate, on the basis of innovation, entrepreneurship, associativism and working skills, including management skills for the resulting enterprises. With semester selections, the Master`s in Local Development of UNISUAM has the entrance process composed of 2 stages, the written test and the face-to-face interview open to professionals from all areas of knowledge and also to students of the last period of undergraduate courses.


The program arose from the need to train qualified professionals with emphasis on themes linked to Sustainable Local Development, in its various aspects: economic, social, educational and environmental. It offers a complete academic and professional education, so that students can integrate skills and abilities in Research and Teaching, as well as work in the real market developing novel social technologies.


It conceptualizes development as a process capable of promoting income generation and social inclusion, without losing sight of local cultural values and the protagonist character of the population involved, understanding that it as one of the actors that operates in the identification of local knowledge, as well as in the optimization of knowledge as a lever for development.


The Master`s in Local Development is moving towards excellence in its scientific research, which has already allowed a large bibliographical production of teachers and students and also the registration of several patents. The anchor projects in Sustainable Aquaculture; Culture and Environmental Education; Sustainable Environment and Health and Development are the perfect field for this production that becomes a reality in improving everyone's life.



Understand a relationship between the State and Society for the development a means of support is fundamental to society, in this regard, all dimensions of social settlement in a given environment for the social and economic system to be constituted is fair, balanced and lasting, highlighting the following aspects: economic, social, political, cultural, ethical, environmental, pedagogical, methodological, gender and territorial.

In addition to the rule of law, the right of access to rights such as health, education, housing, a healthy environment, among others, can also be used as rights of every citizen.

Federal laws for acts of government, which aim at the execution of acts of public interest and carried out by the public administration. Therefore, the research line State, Society and Development studies the relationship between the State and Society and its role for local development..


The study of productive systems, including aspects related to cooperativism and associativism, and the ability to identify productive potentials, still latent, in the territories, communities and / or localities is the guiding element of the Sustainable Productive Chains research line. Development of practical solutions for socio-environmental problems, aiming at local development. To this end, the project will make use of research in the productive chain, which can be conceptualized through a process that involves all stages of the production of a good or service, from planning and design to the delivery to the consumer and its relation between the different production areas. Sustainable productive systems are those in which, throughout the process, there is always a concern with the environment, with a view to mitigate the impact of each action.

There are different forms of intervention, from the simplest ones, such as the reduction of production costs, to the creation of value of existing and not valued products or byproducts, as well as dormant potential, with the use of clean technologies.


Understanding and improving innovation and knowledge management processes to expand and support sustainable local entrepreneurship is of great relevance to a proactive strategy to fight poverty and reduce inequalities.

When we refer to innovation, we must understand it as a broad process that adds value to human activity, including technological, organizational and social aspects, as well as marketing. With this in mind, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management studies the direct relationship between entrepreneurship and local socioeconomic and environmental development. It is understood that the local economic development is associated to the innovations generated by different entrepreneurs, as individual entrepreneur, cooperative, corporate etc.


The Local Development Master's degree has 10 dedicated laboratories with state-of-the-art technology in Rio de Janeiro. Check out:


Post-Graduation Computer Laboratory

Exclusive to the Master, the Laboratory is equipped with 20 computers with Internet access and the Intranet, in addition to several licensed software. This laboratory is restricted to the Postgraduate students and the Institutional Program of Scientific Initiation Grants - PIBIC. However, these can have access to any laboratory of the Institution.


Laboratory of Numerical Analysis in Environmental Sciences - LANCA

The Laboratory of Numerical Analysis in Environmental Sciences - LANCA of the Master's Program in Local Development is directly related to the Research Line: "Sustainable Productive Chains". LANCA has several types of mathematical models for research, application and troubleshooting in Dispersion of pollutants; Development of wind turbines; Heat transfer in heating and cooling systems; Heat transfer in panels for use of solar energy; Vibration analysis in sustainable constructions; Thermal comfort in sustainable environments; Duct drainage for sanitation; Economic viability analysis of sustainable projects; Statistical analysis.


Laboratory of entrepreneurship - Center for Support to Entrepreneurship (NAE)

The Lab. aim is to serve the projects: 1. Creation of organizational structures of modernization and technological innovation (junior company, incubators of cooperatives, companies and others); 2. Associativism, cooperativism and income generation, developed in the line of research ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES OF MODERNIZATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION, a 25m2 room was built, which functions as an interface with the productive sector, in addition to promoting entrepreneurship and business simulation dynamics.


Local Development Laboratory

The Local Development Laboratory aims to serve as a point of convergence for the different projects developed by the MASTER IN LOCAL DEVELOPMENT. It aims to apply the methodologies studied in the program and to concentrate the exchange of experiences and the debate among the partners, allowing the full integration of the Masters with society, seeking new paths for innovative tools, new entrepreneurs and better living conditions for low income communities.


Nutrition Laboratory

The Nutrition Laboratory is dedicated to the preparation and analysis of functional foods and reuse of leftovers. Funded by FAPERJ funds, the laboratory is equipped to perform analyzes of the composition of fresh foods ready for consumption and meals, in addition to producing dehydrated food through freeze drying. Aimed to the development of new products, which seek the prevention and treatment of diseases in the surrounding community (Community of "Complexo do Alemão" and Community of "Mare"), several projects are sent to the laboratory. These are: "Food Product Development from Banana Industry By-product"; "Development of Products Containing Orange Peels (Citrus sinensis); Generation of Income and Environmental Education in the "Alemão" community in Rio de Janeiro - RJ"; "Development of a Cookie Made with Melon Seed Meal (Cucumis melo l.), Gluten Free, for Celiac Patients"; "Development of Melon Seed Meal (Cucumis melo) from Byproduct Generated by Agribusiness as a Sustainable Alternative for Generating Income in Needy Communities"; "Development of Dehydrated Frog Meat for Use in Special Diets" and "Integral Use of Green Banana as a Strategy for Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Local Development".


Research Laboratory in Animal Biology - LAPBA

The Laboratory attends the project "Techniques of Creation and Preparation of Aquatic Organisms for Marketing Purposes" that integrates the research line "Sustainable Productive Chains". In it there are systems of experiments of nutrition of aquatic organisms.

The LAPBA is equipped with a safety system that allows the renewal for 24 hours, biological filter avoiding the disposal to the environment and allowing the reuse of 100% of the water, besides 12 experimental bins for fattening and 2 fattening bays of commercial size. The laboratory also has scientific equipment that is used in all its projects: digital scales, microcomputer, greenhouses, digital calipers and refrigerator.


Laboratory of Microbiological Analysis - LAM

With a focus on the microbiological quality of materials, the Microbiological Analysis Laboratory (LAM) of the Master's Program in Local Development is directly linked to the Research Line "Sustainable Productive Chains", whose main objective is to carry out several types of analysis aimed at quality control microbial in water, food and other related products.

At LAM, studies involving the Control of the microbiological quality of plant raw materials can be carried out; Analysis of the microbiological quality of water; Detection and study of environmental microorganisms; Analysis of antimicrobial susceptibility.


Laboratory of Natural Product Studies - LEPN

The Laboratory of Natural Product Studies is directly connected to the Research Line "Sustainable Productive Chains". In LEPN, studies can be carried out involving the production of plant extracts; Extraction of essential oils; Development of natural products; Chemical analysis to determine product quality; ethno-pharmacological studies with essential oils applied as larvicides, insecticides and repellents in arborovirus vectors.


Multidisciplinary Laboratory of Language Studies (LAMEL)

LAMEL is the result of the work of UNISUAM researchers, who submitted the project to the Call for Proposals for Teaching and Research Institutions based in the State of Rio de Janeiro, launched in 2008 by the Carlos Chagas Foundation for Amparo Research in the State of Rio de January - FAPERJ. The project was approved, receiving financial resources that allowed the acquisition of computer and furniture equipment, guaranteeing the development and production conditions required for the Master's degree students in LOCAL DEVELOPMENT.


Renewable Energy Laboratory

This laboratory concentrates the basic equipment related to the development of new energy generation technologies, such as biofuels and solar energy and, in parallel, aims to serve as a gateway to students of different levels of training interested in entering the universe of scientific research.


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Gustavo Monnerat Cahli
José Teixeira de Seixas Filho
Katia Eliane S. Avelar
Maria Geralda de Miranda
Reis FriedeNão localizado
Patricia Maria Dusek
Sebastião Josué Votre
Eduardo Winter
Patricia Vigário
Arthur de Sá Ferreira


Profª Patricia Maria Dusek

E-mail: desenvolvimentolocal@unisuam.edu.br


Master in Local Development

Tel.: +55 (21) 3882-9797 ramal: 2015/2016

E-mail: secretariadl@unisuam.edu.br

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