Along more than 35 years of existence, first through the Master's degree and then with the Doctorate, the Program has achieved significant results through the success of its graduates. The training provided by PPGDSTU enables the qualification of professionals who act as multipliers of the knowledge acquired in the three pilaras fo public education: teaching, research and extension. Program alumni are developing activities in several institutions, both in Brazil and other countries, especially those located at the Pan-Amazonia region such as in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador, as some of the students are from these countries. Thus, the contributions of PPGDSTU to the construction of an academic space in the Amazon are widely visible, granting the Program recognition and leadership, as well as relative ease at organizing national and international research networks.
The influence of research conducted in the Program in other institutions also occurs through the presence of alumni teaching in several public institutions in other states of the federation. The institutions where NAEA graduates work as professors or researchers are: EMBRAPA, UFRA, UFMA and UEMA (28 graduates), UNIFAP (10 graduates, two of these have held the Research Rector's Office of this University and one occupies since 2011 the rector of UEAP), UFOPA (18 graduates at masters and doctoral level); in Rondônia, there was DINTER with UNIR (15 graduates); (one egress), UFRN (one egress), UFRM (one egress), UFMT (two egresses), UFRN (one egress). By 2014 and in the UFPA itself, 42 Masters and Doctorate graduates were teaching staff of the institution; in that year, one alunmus of the PDTU composed the faculty of this University, two graduates of PLADES (being a doctorate of the PDTU). In 2017, the Program reached a total of 664 graduates since its inception.
Many graduates of the PPGDSTU have taken up Public Exams in the Universities and Federal Institutes of the Amazon region, having been approved, which increased the insertion of the Program in higher education in the Amazon. They also hold positions in Research Institutes (Goeldi Museum), and private HEIs, in the Amazon and in other regions of Brazil. Several graduates from Pan-Amazon countries have returned to their places of origin and now also work in universities, research centers and government agencies. Among the students, some stand out in the creation of research groups and in the nucleation of new post-graduations. Ana Cristina Pimentel Carneiro de Almeida works at the PPGDOC / UFPA; José Heder Benatti in the Graduate Program in Law, UFPA; Carlos Alexandre Leão Bordalo at the PPGEO / UFPA; Fabrício Quadros Borges at PPGADM / UNAMA; Denise Machado Cardoso at the PPG in Social Sciences / UFPA; Luciana Miranda Costa at PPGCOM / UFPA; Luis Henrique Cunha in the Graduate Program in Sociology - UFCG, Vivien Diesel in the Rural Extension Graduate Program - UFSM; Márcia Jucá Teixeira Diniz in the Economy Graduation Program - UFPA; Carolina Rodrigues da Costa Dória in the Regional Development and Environment and the Bionorte / UNIR Network Graduate Program; Heloísa Pacheco Ferreira at UFRJ; Antonio Sergio Filocreão in the Regional Development Graduate Program - UNIFAP; José Alberto da Costa Machadom PPGDR / UFAM; Pedro Marcelo Staevie, UNILA; Wilker Ricardo de Mendonça Nóbrega, coordinator of the Doctorate in Tourism / UFRN; Elis de Araujo Miranda, Vice-coordinator of the Master’a in Geography, UFF; Larissa Latif Saré, collaborating professor in the Doctorate in Cultural Studies, Aveiro, Portugal; Erika Matsuno Nakazono at the State University of Maranhão; Mônica de Nazaré Araujo at UFMA; Montserrat Rios at USFQ, Ecuador; Jacqueline Cunha da Serra Freire at UNILAB; Maria Luiza Almeida Cunha de Castro at UFMG; Ana Cristina Mendes de Oliveira, UO-Norway; Camilo Torres Sánchez, UFAM (Detailed information on the Program website).
Maurílio de Abreu Monteiro, former student is Rector of UNIFESSPA, and former student Raimunda Monteiro is Dean of UFOPA.
Former student Edmilson Rodrigues was mayor of Belém / PA for two terms and is currently a Federal Deputy.
The faculty of PPGDSTU has significant scientific production through the frequent publication of books and chapters, some of which have been published by the university publisher NAEA / UFPA, publishers of other higher education institutions and also national and international commercial publishers. In addition, many faculty members are part of the editorial committees of national and international journals, among which the Asia Pacific Journal of Management; Papers in Regional Science; Acta Amazonica; Chelonian Conservation and Biology; Biological Conservation; Herpetologica (Austin, TX); International Political Science Review; Environment and Water - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Sciences; Cuadernos de Geografia; Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences; Lusófona Magazine of Cultural Studies (Portugal) and Mundo Agrario Magazine (National University of La Plata - UNLP, Argentina). Some professors were granted with the CNPq Research Productivity, reinforcing not only the quality of the researchers who are part of the teaching staff, but also the work developed by the program in the Amazonian context.
Currently the Program maintains cooperation with: University of Kassel (Germany) for the project "Quantification of Native and Secondary Biomass for Financing Regional Development in the State of Pará"; National Autonomous University of Mexico; University of Florida (USA); University of Aveiro (Portugal) and University of Minho (Portugal) for the project "Cultural tourism and patrimonialization: field of relations, cultural references and management for visitation"; Columbia University (USA); Waterloo University (Canada), Indiana Univerisity (USA); Lancaster University (UK); Imperial College London (UK) for the projects "Food insecurity and adaptability to climate change of estuarine and riverine populations in the Amazon", "Developing a tool for predicting urban food insecurity and biodiversity threats during drought conditions in Amazonia" and " Impact and adaptation of the Amazonian riverine population to climate change in the Paraense estuary "; Universidad de la Habana (Cuba), for the project "Brazil-Amazon Network of Strategic Management in Defense, Public Security and Development"; Christian-Albrechts-Universiätzu Kiel (Germany), for research on Dynamics of urbanization and projects of urban requalification in central and port areas; University of New York City (USA) and Universidad de Florencia (Colombia), in the elaboration of the Cooperative Encyclopaedia of Pan-Amazonian Women; University Paris III (France); University of Göttingen (Germany); Free University of Berlin (Germany); University of Barcelona with the Group of Research and Analysis on Public Administration (GRAPA) and Observatory of Municipal Policies; University of Catalonia (Spain) in the UNESCO Chair of Sustainability and RESURBE Network (Systemic transition of cities in more resilient systems, through participatory processes, based on social innovation and co-evolution), which also has the University of Bradford United Kingdom), University of Bielefeld (Germany) and Institut d'Estudis Catalans (Spain); Chinese Academy of Sciences (China); University of Tsukuba (Japan) for the project "Rural Environmental Cadastre by small producers of Tomé-Açu, PA"; Latin American Network of Social Sciences in Studies on RELER Dams. It has cooperative projects funded or supported by Newton International Fellowship (UK); Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (Netherlands); Centrum voor Studie in Documentatie van Latijns Amerika, CEDLA (The Netherlands); World Wildlife Fund (USA); United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture - UNESCO; International Development Research Center (Canada); Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Germany); Ford Foundation (USA); Ministry of the Environment of Spain; Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty; Cuban Society of Penal Sciences; Conservation International (USA); Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation (USA); Inter-American Development Bank - IDB. As an important mediator of the discussions on issues that are part of the Amazonian theme, such as environment, society and sustainable development, PPGDSTU has a seat on the Board of the International Society of Biodiversity of the Guiana Shield (IBG).