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Research is organized in Centers and Laboratories that develop projects in a multidisciplinary way in different areas of knowledge.

The research activities carried out at the FCA follow the same multidisciplinary organization adopted throughout the unit. The FCA's lecturers and researchers organize themselves independently of the basic training area in Centers, Laboratories, and Research Groups. This stimulates interdisciplinarity, which is reflected in knowledge characteristics and generates innovations for the public and private sectors.

The Research and Extension Board (APEX, for its acronym in Portuguese) administratively advises lecturers and students and responds to the demands of the external environment, acting as a facilitator in identifying opportunities and establishing partnerships in the Faculty’s different areas of competence.