The MIT Portugal Program receives frequent press coverage in Portugal, with stories about the program’s research programs, students, faculty and corporate affiliations appearing in the country’s leading newspaper, Público; the most widely-read weekly news magazine, Expresso; three business newspapers, Diário Económico, Jornal de Negocios and Oje; another daily paper, Diário de Noticias; and a publication that covers higher education, Semanário Universitário.
Expresso / December 13, 2008
MIT Portugal Opens Doors to Success
Describes as optimistic the employment future for the approximately 250 students in MIT Portugal’s PhD programs, and characterizes MIT Portugal as an effort by the Portuguese government to create strong relationships between universities and industry. Profiles Carla Pepe, an Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing PhD student, and Rui Tostões, a Bio-Engineering PhD candidate. Mentions Pepe’s six-month 2009 internship in the UK at Rolls Royce and Tostões’ plan to come to the US to conduct research in the lab of MIT Professor Daniel Wang.
Público / December 2, 2008
Rolls Royce to Become an Associate of MIT Portugal
Looks at agreements by 13 companies to work with MIT Portugal, including Rolls Royce, the UK auto and aeronautics company, and DMS, the Dutch biotechnology company. Both companies will host MIT Portugal students in 2009.
Semanário Universitário / November 25, 2008
Profiles Eunice Costa, a second-year Bio-Engineering PhD candidate, as an example of the high-caliber students enrolled in the MIT Portugal Program. Ms. Costa says that one of her goals after earning her PhD will be to teach, so she can pass along the knowledge she has gained while in the program.
Diário Económico / November 21, 2008
MIT Tests Innovative Energy Systems in the Azores
Discusses MIT Portugal’s alliances with several prominent Portuguese energy companies—Galp, EFACEC, Martifer and EDP—in the Azores Green Islands project. Describes the innovative nature of the program, its aim to create energy systems that could help São Miguel and the other Azores islands to become 100 percent energy sustainable, and its goal of creating energy technologies and systems that can eventually be exported to other countries.
Oje / October 6, 2008
MIT Portugal: A Bridge Between Universities and Industry
An interview with Professor Paulo Ferrão, MIT Portugal Program Director in Portugal, who talks about the program’s focus on Engineering Systems, its international approach to education and research, its uniqueness within Europe, and the incentives it is creating for high-tech entrepreneurship in Portugal.