As set forth in the UFRJ Institutional Development Plan, the PIPGLA strategic plan for the four-year period from 2017 to 2020 was devised by the Self-Appraisal Commission in collaboration with its faculty, students, and administrative staff. In the context of social, economic, and environmental changes, organizations are undergoing processes of modernization in an attempt to enhance the transparency of their actions and ensure their results are made available to all their stakeholders. The aim is to develop a more in-depth perception of the links between societal demands and what public organizations have to offer, based on reflections about their administrative practices, their academic culture, and their communication initiatives. Accordingly, the PIPGLA strategic plan is based on five pillars designed to set the course for considering future improvements: transformation, communication, interpersonal relations, balance, and accountability. 

According to this perspective, the strategic plan sets forth objectives and performance indicators for the program’s different areas of action, which are research, teaching, people, and internationalization, as set forth below.




Strategic Map

Mission: PIPGLA is guided by a three-pronged mission: 1) to develop researchers who strengthen the field of applied linguistics and its relationship with social phenomena; 2) to train university professors in different areas that deal with issues of language; and 3) to foster the theoretical and practical training of professionals whose main tool of work is language.
Vision: To enhance the leadership role of PIPGLA, inspiring more plural discursive practices that meet the pressing needs of society today.
Values: Ethics and Transparency; Integration; Human and Cultural Diversity; Social Commitment. 


Ensure the quality of our publications, meeting qualitative and quantitative criteria.

Incentivize co-authorship of publications with supervisors.
Foster the dissemination of research at local, regional, and national conferences.

Encourage the creation and maintenance of institutional and inter-institutional research groups.


Encourage the supply of interdisciplinary courses.

Stimulate collaboration between PIPGLA and other graduate programs from UFRJ and other higher education establishments.

Expand the use of virtual learning environments in the disciplines on offer.

Foster student participation in events run by the program, such as research seminars, data analysis sessions, etc.

Incentivize students to participate in undergraduate activities at UFRJ.


Enhance our faculty’s and students’ quality of life both professionally and personally.

Improve communication within PIPGLA and externally.

Incentivize the development of the faculty through post-doctoral studies and/or capacity building.


Promote internal policies designed to foster and facilitate internationalization initiatives.

Expand cooperation between PIPGLA and institutions from outside Brazil with a view to increasing the mobility of the program’s faculty and students.

Encourage the internationalization of our research through international publications.

Incentivize the communication of research by faculty and students at international conferences.



Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Borba


Prof(a).  Dr(a). Branca Falabella Fabrício


Solange Tristão


Segunda a sexta:

09h às 17h


21 3938-9701



Programa de Interdisciplinar de Linguística Aplicada  (PIPGLA)
Av. Horácio de Macedo, 2151. Sala F-317
Cidade Universitária — Faculdade de Letras da UFRJ.
CEP 21941-917.
Rio de Janeiro — RJ

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