The Fundação Getúlio Vargas Brazilian School of Public Administration (FGV/EBAP) was created in Rio de Janeiro on April 15, 1952, through a partnership between the United Nations (UN) and FGV. It was the first public administration school in Latin America, established to respond to the demand for qualified professionals in this area.

As the school has always conducted activities referring both to public and private sectors, in 2002, it was renamed the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (FGV EBAPE). Over the past decades, FGV EBAPE gained credibility and legitimacy by providing high-level knowledge and helping students obtain excellent academic results, as recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education.

Research on public and private businesses has been carried out at FGV EBAPE sporadically for over 40 years and continuously for the last 15 years. It is time to go further and produce analyses that help structure the field of competitiveness, conducting research aligned with the current organization of the world. The creation of the research center boosts the systematization of studies on competitiveness and innovation into new areas of analysis, contributes to obtaining resources from external sources, and, more specifically, supports the development of applied research in the best interest of government and business organizations.

Therefore, the Center for Competitiveness and Innovation Studies is a bridge connecting FGV EBAPE and public and private organizations interested in developing better knowledge about competitive strategy, efficient public management, economic studies, public and business innovation, creative industries, and economy of experience.

Access the FGV EBAPE website for more information.