The MIT-Portugal Program Collaboration is based on a contractual arrangement between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, and the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, FCT).
The governance structure of the program is based on the Program Governing Committee (PGC), responsible for policy oversight with respect to overall objectives of the relationship as well as approval of the annual plan and budget allocation for the proposed activities. According to prior agreement, an independent External Review Committee (ERC) formed by independent members from the international scientific community shall review the research program and make recommendations to the Directors and the PGC.
FCT appoints a Director of the MIT Portugal Program at Portugal and MIT appoints a Director of MIT Portugal Program at MIT. Together, they will oversee, direct and coordinate the activities of all entities participating in the Collaboration.
The Coordination Office, along with the previous entities, establish the management and report of all the activities and projects conducted by the program, ensuring its effective development.
|Representative of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia||Paulo Ferrão
President of Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
|MIT’s senior administration representatives||Richard K. Lester
MIT Associate Provost for International Activities
Vice President for Research at MIT
|Representative of the Portuguese participating entities||António M. Cunha
Representative of Council of Portuguese Rectors
|Portuguese Industry Representative||Isabel Furtado
CEO of TMG Automotive
External Review Committee
The MIT Portugal Program is subjected to a yearly evaluation by the External Review Committee. For the 3rd phase, the ERC members are being defined and should be appointed next March, under the PGC approval.
|National Director of MIT Portugal Program||Pedro Arezes
Full Professor in Human Factors Engineering at UMinho
|Director of MIT Portugal Program at MIT||Dava J. Newman
Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics at MIT
|Executive Coordinator||Alexandre Ferreira da Silva|
|Director of Research||Christian Prothmann|
|Director of Industry Program||Federico Cismondi|
|Administrative officer||Catarina Silva|
|Program Manager||Leah Lovgren|