Universities, as provided for in the Guidelines and Framework Law - LDB are multidisciplinary institutions of training of professional staff from higher education, research, extension and field and cultivation of human knowledge, which are characterized among others, for having institutionalized intellectual production through systematic study of the most relevant issues and problems, both from a scientific point of view and cultural, and regional and national levels.

In KROTON the DPGSS - Director of Research and Graduate Stricto Sensu, linked to DDI - Institutional Development Office is responsible for policy, planning, monitoring, evaluation and control of the activities of research and post- graduate studies.