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Information Science
The School of Information Science (former School of Librarian Science) has a full-time academic staff that explores four basic research topics in the areas of Scientific and Technological, Managerial, and Social and Historical Information. In addition, using the Lab of Information Treatment, the unit works on all topics related to information storage and diffusion.

The four departments at the School of Law investigate Philosophy of Law, Society by Quotas, Penal Process, Penal Law, Brazilian International Acts, Constitutional Law, and Social Function of Property.

Most research topics explored at the School of Economics (Face) are related to work done at the Center for Regional Development and Planning (Cedeplar), at the Center for Research and Graduate Studies in Business Administration (Cepead), and at the Research Institute in Economics, Business Administration, and Accounting (Ipead).
At Cedeplar, where 25 teachers have a doctoral degree and 10 have a master’s degree, there is research on Demographics and on Economics, with projects on Fecundity, Historical Demographics and Labor, Agricultural and Industrial Economics, Economic History, Economics and Environment, and Privatizations. At Cepead, 11 teachers have a doctoral degree and eight have a master’s. They study Sectors of Support for Decision Making, Human Behavior in Organizations, Performance and Financial Strategy in Organizations. With four teachers holding a doctoral degree and two holding a master’s, the Ipead provides consultancy and calculates monthly rates of indices, such as price and rent variation.

One of the research centers at the School of Architecture, which is divided into four departments, is the Graphic Laboratory for the Teaching of Architecture (Lagear), equipped with a modern system of computer-assisted design. Among the main research topics are Computer-Assisted Photogrametry, Computer-Assisted Photo-Documentation, Photorealistic Representations, as well as studies on accessibility (Architecture without barriers for disabled people).

The Department of Geography has, among the research topics that take up the largest number of teachers, studies on Environmental Perception and Geomorphology. In the Department of Cartography, one of the main research topics involves the use of computers in cartography, in a partnership with the Minas Gerais Center for Remote Sensoring.
Two special agencies are connected to IGC. The Research Center Manoel Teixeira da Costa, on the Pampulha campus, analyzes rocks and minerals, develops projects of geological, petrological, and geochemical mapping.

The Department of Social Communication studies the History of Communication and Communication and Politics. The Department of Psychology studies Behavior, Teaching, and Learning; Socialization; Mental Health and Psychosocial Transformations.


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