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University of Porto:
Maciel Barbosa
IST Lisbon, Portugal:
Maria-Joao Martins


University of Porto

The University of Porto, Portugal was founded March the 22nd 1911. Presently more than 28.900 students (of which more than 6.000 at post-graduate level) study at the 14 schools that, with a high level of autonomy, are part of the University, the largest in Portugal.

Offering 53 graduate courses in all major fields of study and almost 140 Master courses, the University employs about 2.270 teachers (of which more than half hold a PhD) and more than 1.700 technical and administrative staff.

The University of Porto carries out high quality research in all fields of study and has 69 research units, of which 31 were awarded the grade “Excellent” and “Very Good” by the Foundation for Science and Technology. 13 are State-associated laboratories.

The exceptional qualification level of the teaching staff, combined with advanced laboratory technology and equipment, as well as close connections with the business world, ensure high-quality training, which is fully recognised by the labour market. The University takes an active part in several university cooperation groups and networks, namely Compostela Group, Santander Group and EUCEN.

IST Lisbon

Since its creation in 1911, IST Lisbon, Portugal is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal.

At IST, we aim to give our students and alumni the education and the knowledge tools to improve, to change and to shape society through science, technology, and entrepreneurship.

We provide top quality higher education, strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing our students in an exciting and global environment geared towards solving the challenges of the XXIst Century.

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