Course Regiment




Art. 1 The Professional Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for Innovation (PROFNIT) Florianópolis Focal Point at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) is organized in Professional Master’s in National Network.


Art. 2º. This Regulation governs the organization and operation of the PROFNIT National Professional Master’s Degree.

Sole Paragraph: Professional Master in National Network PROFNIT offers a Program in the modality of Professional Master’s Degree, destined to the training of multiplier agents and researchers in the area of ​​Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Technological Innovation, in a relevant way and articulated with the work of Nucleos de Technological Innovation of organizations.

Art. 3 PROFNIT is a face-to-face program with a national offering that grants graduates the Master’s Degree, coordinated by the National Forum of Innovation and Technology Transfer Managers Association (FORTEC) and composed of Focal Points and Associated Institutions.

  • 1 Focal Point is a Higher Education Institution (HEI) responsible for the academic discipline of the student and for the issuance of the Master’s degree.
  • 2º Institution Headquarters is the HEI chosen from among the Focal Points to house the National Academic Committee and the Management Council.

Paragraph 3 – Associated Institution is a collaborating institution that integrates the PROFNIT National Network and acts together with a Focal Point, providing permanent or collaborating faculty and infrastructure.

Paragraph 4. The permanence of each Associated Institution in the PROFNIT network is subject to the annual evaluation by the Management Council, based on the following main parameters: effective execution of the PROFNIT national pedagogical project, in line with the objectives of the program, technical and scientific improvement of its graduates , the quality of the scientific and technological production of the faculty and the adequacy of the physical and material infrastructure supply.

Art. 4º. The general objectives of PROFNIT are:

I – The training of qualified personnel to carry out the research, technological extension and higher education, considered inseparable in the field of Intellectual Property, Transfer of Technology for Technological Innovation to exercise the competencies of the Technological Innovation Centers and environments that promote Innovation.

II – Encouraging research in the area of ​​Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer and Technological Innovation, from the interdisciplinary perspective to exercise the competencies of the Technological Innovation Centers and Innovation promoters.

III – The production, dissemination and application of knowledge related to Intellectual Property, Transfer of Technology to Technological Innovation aiming at Local, Regional and National Development.

Art. 5 The PROFNIT professional master’s program is organized as an integrated set of disciplines and activities, aiming to develop and deepen the training acquired by the student, preparing him for research, innovation management and technological extension in a specific field of knowledge.

Single paragraph. The main features of the program are:

I – face-to-face program;

II – annual admission;

III – credit system;

IV – Curricular structure composed of compulsory and elective / elective disciplines, interdisciplinary activity, seminars and other activities such as individualized studies, presentation of papers, publications and research with teaching supervision;

V – enrollment by disciplines or academic activity under teaching orientation;

VI – evaluation of academic achievement and requirement of Completion Work;

VII – requirement for written comprehension by the candidate of texts in a foreign language referring to the scientific and technical literature recommended by the program, to be proven by the end of the first academic year.



Art. 6 PROFNIT has technical and administrative linkage to the Department of Accounting Sciences, Socioeconomic Center, Florianópolis campus.

Art. 7 The didactic coordination of PROFNIT shall belong to the following collegiate bodies:

I – National Academic Committee;

II – Collegiate of the program here denominated Institutional Academic Commission – CAI.

  • Art. 8 The National Academic Committee is an executive committee, subordinated to the Management Council, composed of the following members:
  • a) National Academic Coordinator;
  • b) Chairs of National Technical Coordination;
  • c) Two representatives of the faculty, elected by the Institutional Academic Coordinators, for a two-year term, with reelection permitted; d) Coordinator of the IAC of the Headquarters Institution;
  • e) A student representative, elected at a National Meeting, with a one-year term, not allowed to be re-elected;
  • f) A representative of FORTEC, designated by the FORTEC Directory.

Paragraph 1 – The National Academic Committee is chaired by the National Academic Coordinator who has the vote.

Paragraph 2. The Management Council is a deliberative committee, subordinated to the Directory of FORTEC.

Art. 9 The attributions of the National Academic Committee are:

  1. a) Organize the National Meetings of Coordinators;
  2. b) To organize the formal processes of admission of students;
  3. c) Be responsible for the proper execution of teaching and research activities within PROFNIT;
  4. d) To elaborate and to update the Academic Norms, the Curriculum Matrix, the Catalog of Disciplines and the respective menus;
  5. e) To coordinate the elaboration and application of the National Exams of Access and the Evaluations of the Obligatory Disciplines of PROFNIT;
  6. f) To coordinate the elaboration of the national didactic material and the creation and use of computer tools for distance education and communication, as reference contents;
  7. g) To elaborate the annual calendar and the academic programming of the disciplines, respecting the specificities of each Focal Point;
  8. h) To accredit and disqualify the PROFNIT faculty members in the Associated Institutions, upon proposal of the corresponding Institutional Academic Committee;
  9. i) Keep all the documentation related to PROFNIT up to date, including its website;
  10. j) To prepare and submit to the Management Council the Annual Activity Report of PROFNIT;
  11. k) Approve in the systems of CAPES the information on the implementation of PROFNIT at the national level, with a view to the periodic evaluation of the program.
  12. l) Approve in the systems of CAPES the indications of scholars scholars made by the CAIs;
  13. m) To certify the fulfillment of the national requirements for the conclusion of the program, referred to in Article 26 of the National ProfNIT Rules.
  14. n) Support the implementation of complementary activities, such as events,

lectures and mini-courses, in the Associated Institutions;

Sole Paragraph – It is incumbent upon the National Academic Coordinator to be responsible for the proper performance of all the duties of the National Academic Committee, supervising the work of the national technical coordinators.

Section I

The Collegiate of the program and its composition

Art. 10 The Program Collegiate, also called the Institutional Academic Committee, is the coordinating body and didactic-pedagogical and scientific decisions of the PROFNIT professional master’s program, and will have the following composition:

I – all teachers accredited as permanent in the program;

II – representatives of the student body, elected by the regular students, in the proportion of a fifth of the total of the faculty members of the Collegiate, despised the fraction;

III – Head of the department or equivalent Administrative Unit that houses the largest number of teachers accredited as permanent.

Single paragraph. The student representation will be chosen by its peers for a term of one year, with the possibility of re-election, with the appointment of holders and alternates.

Art. 11. The coordinator and the sub-coordinator of the postgraduate program, respectively, will be the presidency and vice-presidency of the Collegiate.

Art. 12. The operation of the collegiate will observe the provisions in the General Regiment of the University.

Single paragraph. The participation of teachers in the collegiate meetings is allowed through a real-time audio and video interaction system, which will be considered in the quorum of the meeting.

Section II

Program Competencies

Art. 13 The College of the PROFNIT program is responsible for:

I – approve the regiment of the program and its alterations, submitting them to the homologation of the Postgraduate Chamber;

II – to establish the general guidelines of the program;

III – approve the changes in the curriculum of the program, submitting them to the homologation of the Postgraduate Chamber;

IV – elect the coordinator and the sub-coordinator, observing the provisions of Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017 and these Rules;

V – establish the specific criteria for accreditation and re-teaching of teachers, in compliance with the provisions of Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017, submitting them to the homologation of the Postgraduate Chamber;

VI – to judge the decisions of the coordinator in appeal, to be filed within ten days from the knowledge of the decision;

VII – manifest, whenever convened, on issues of interest to the postgraduate stricto sensu;

VIII – to review the annual reports on academic activities and the application of resources;

IX – to approve the creation, extinction or alteration of areas of concentration, submitting them to the approval of the Postgraduate Chamber;

X – to propose the necessary measures for the integration of post-graduation with undergraduate education and when possible with basic education;

XI – give advice to the coordinator, aiming at the proper functioning of the program;

XII – approve the periodic programming and propose dates and events for the academic calendar of PROFNIT according to the academic calendar of the postgraduate course defined by UFSC;

XIII – establish the number of places for admission in line with the dis teachers and indicate guid- ants for those approved in the selection;

XIV – propose the creation or redefinition of areas of concentration, lines of research or scientific production of the program;

XV – Approve changes in the curriculum and periodically evaluate its development in the program, introducing the modifications that are necessary for its permanent updating, in accordance with the legislation of the UFSC referring to the stricto sensu postgraduate course;

XVI – approve the initial accreditation and the re-accreditation of teachers for approval by the Graduate Board;

XVII – approve the appointment made by the supervisor of the name of a professor, with a doctorate degree, to co-ordinate the conclusion work;

XVIII – decide in cases of requests for declination of orientation and substitution of adviser;

XIX – approve the names of teachers and students who will compose the Stock Market Commission;

XX – to appraise, in an appeal, the decisions of the Stock Market Commission;

XXI – approve the admission of foreign students;

XXII – approve the examination committees for qualification and course completion work;

XXIII – approve the processes of activities in other institutions of the country and abroad;

XXIV – to evaluate the use of students in teaching, research and extension activities with the purpose of granting credits and concepts for these activities.

XXV – decide on the acceptance of credits obtained by students in other postgraduate courses, in compliance with the provisions of Normative Resolution No. 5 / CUn / 2010;

XXVI – decide on requests for extension of the course completion period, in compliance with the provisions of Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017;

XXVII – to resolve on other academic matters provided for in Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017 and in these Rules;

XXVIII – to deliberate on processes of transfer and dismissal of students;

XXIX – designate commissions for specific studies;

XXX – to establish the allocation criteria of grants awarded to the program, observing the rules of the development agencies;

XXXI – examine requests for revision of concepts;

XXII – to propose agreements of interest for the activities of the program, which will follow the institution’s own procedures;

XXIII – ensure compliance with Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017 and these Rules of Procedure.

XXIV – Organize and insert in the CAPES systems the information regarding the implementation of PROFNIT within the scope of the Focal Point within the established deadlines, under penalty of sanctions defined by the CAN or CG.

Art. 14 The Collegiate shall be convened by the coordinator or at the request of at least 1/3 (one third) of its members, mentioning the subject that will be treated, unless it is considered a secret, by the president.

  • 1. The call must be made at least eight days in advance.
  • 2. The collegiate ordinary meetings shall be held quarterly.
  • 3. Extraordinary meetings shall be convened at any time, whenever there is urgency.

Article 15 The collegiate meetings shall always be held with the presence of the majority of its members, in an ordinary or extraordinary character.

  • 1. The decisions of the Collegiate shall be taken by a majority vote of the members present, except as otherwise provided.
  • 2. Voting shall be symbolic, nominal or secret, with the first form being adopted whenever one of the other two is neither required nor expressly provided for.
  • 3. In addition to the common vote, the Chairman of the Deliberative Body, in cases of tie, shall have the casting vote.
  • 4. In case of vacancy, the position of a titular representative should be replaced by the alternate.

Section III


Art. 16 The Institutional Academic Coordination will be exercised by a coordinator and a sub-coordinator, members of the active staff of the University and elected from among the permanent professors of the program and will be elected for a term of two years.

Paragraph 1. The coordinator and the sub-coordinator may only be re-elected for another two-year term.

Paragraph 2. If the vacancy occurs before the first half of the mandate, a new sub-coordinator will be elected, as provided in these Rules, which will follow the mandate of the holder.

Paragraph 3. If the vacancy occurs after the first half of the term, the Program Collegiate will appoint a pro tempore sub-coordinator to complete the term.

Article 17 The coordinator shall:

I – monitor and coordinate all work related to the program;

II – to work together with the teachers of the program aiming at the composition of the teaching staff and the organization of the framework of the masters in each semester;

III – to call and preside over the meetings of the Collegiate of the program, with voting rights, including quality;

IV – Superintend the Secretariat of the program;

V – Sign the Terms of Commitment signed between the student and the assigning part of the non-compulsory traineeship, provided foreseen in the curricular structure of the program, pursuant to Law 11.788, September 25, 2008.

VI – to execute the deliberations of the collegiate;

VII – make arrangements for divulgation the program;

VIII – represent the Collegiate of the program in higher instances;

IX – to call elections of the Collegiate of the program;

X – decide on students’ requirements, when they involve routine administrative matters;

XI – prepare the PROFNIT schedules, respecting the academic calendar, submitting them to the approval of the Program Collegiate;

XII – prepare the plan for the application of resources, submitting the approval of the Program Collegiate;

XIII – to prepare the annual reports of academic activities and application of resources, submitting them to the approval of the Collegiate of the program;

XIV – submit to the approval of the Program Collegiate the names of the teachers who will be part of:

  1. a) the selection committee for admission of students to the program;
  2. b) the Stock Exchanges Committee;
  3. c) the commission of accreditation and re-teaching of teachers;
  4. d) the examination boards for qualification and completion work, as suggested by the supervisors.

XV – establish, in agreement with the departments involved, the distribution of the didactic activities of the program;

XVI – decide ad referendum in cases of urgency and there is no quorum for the operation of the Collegiate of the program, submitting the decision to the respective body within thirty days;

XVII – articulate with the Postgraduate Pro-Rectory to follow up, execute and evaluate the activities of the program;

XVIII – represent the program, internally and externally to the University, in the situations related to its competence;

XIX – delegate competence to carry out specific tasks;

XX – request the release of funds for the acquisition of material and payment of personnel previously approved by the Collegiate of the program;

XXI – ensure compliance with Normative Resolution No. 95 / CUn / 2017 and these Rules of Procedure.

Single paragraph. In the cases foreseen in INC XVI, the absence of a quorum for a new meeting convened for the same purpose shall remain the act deemed ratified.

Art. 18 It is the responsibility of the sub-

I – replace the coordinator in his absences or impediments;

II – assist the coordinator in carrying out the planning and annual report;

III – to monitor and coordinate the development of the teaching programs and evaluations of the disciplines taught.

Single paragraph. In the vacancy of the position of coordinator or sub-coordinator, the current legislation of UFSC will be respected.

Section IV

From the Program Secretariat

Art. 19 The Secretariat, coordinating and executing agency of the administrative and technical services, will be in charge of:

I – to supervise the routine services of the program and others assigned to them by the coordinator;

II – keep updated the academic and cadastral records regarding the student body and the teacher;

III – receive and process applications for enrollment and enrollment;

IV – publish and process the frequency and grades obtained by the students, forwarding them to the competent bodies;

V – distribute and archive the documents related to the didactic, scientific and administrative activities of the program;

VI – keep updated the collection of laws, decrees, ordinances, circulars,

resolutions and other norms that regulate UFSC’s postgraduate programs;

VII – maintain updated inventory of the equipment and material of the program;

VIII – prepare, by signing with the Program Coordinator, documents related to the students’ academic records;

IX – to organize the meetings of the collegiate of the program and the sessions destined to the public presentations of Conclusion Work and to draw up the respective minutes;

X – ensure the control and conservation of your equipment and material;

XI – maintain attendance during office hours;

XII – to send to the teachers and students, in a timely manner, the convocations for meetings and the routine notices;

XIII – carry out routine administrative and other tasks assigned to it by the coordinator;

XIV – keep updated the balances of resources coming from the development agencies, for institutional support purposes;

XV – implement the scholarships as well as keep the records updated for the preparation of the program reports for the development agencies;

XVI – prepare reports with information on the faculty and students and the general operation of the program, to be sent periodically to the funding agencies, to the UFSC Higher Education organs responsible for research and graduate studies.



Art. 20 The faculty of the PROFNIT National Network is composed of:

I – Members of the faculty of each of the Associated Institutions, as defined in Article 12 of the national regiment of PROFNIT;

II – Members of the National Academic Committee, as defined in Article 7 of the National Rules of PROFNIT.

III – Faculty members of non-associated institutions with academic background and professional experience in aspects of Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, Technological Innovation, NIT management or Local Systems Management