Economic changes and investment in higher education in Brazil 2000-2015


  • Isaac Ferreira Cavalcante



Post-graduation, Industrial Revolution, Higher Education, Economy


With the Third Industrial Revolution under way since the end of the last century, there have been profound changes in economic activity, moving from a large-scale economy to one of high value, anchored in the intensive use of advanced technology, that is, knowledge. To investigate the public administration managers position, about the construction of educational politics and the qualification of the workforce becomes essential. The purpose of this paper is to present, these ongoing economic changes, the percentage of investment in higher education public policy and the training of postgraduate students (Masters and Doctors) between 2000 and 2015 in Brazil. In this research, secondary data were used, available in CNPq, MEC, IBGE, ANFAVEA websites. Preliminary results indicate a positive linearity of educational variables and a significant change in the physiognomy of the Brazilian economy.