This article aims to discuss the place of psychoanalytic research in the psychoanalytic field as well as at the university. Psychoanalysis constitutes in the dimension of research and reformulates continuously as evidenced by the legacy of Freud. A part of psychoanalytic productions in Brazilian universities (thesis) was analyzed in its methods and theoretical frameworks to discuss the interface research, psychoanalysis and university. The diversity of methods, themes, authors and articulations to several areas of knowledge, coupled with the character of incompleteness, constitutive of psychoanalysis, allows us to say that at the university, traditional research locus, psychoanalysis can be formulated and also reinvented.
psychoanalytic research; Brazilian university; thesis