Last June, MIT Portugal hosted a Delegation from Skoltech Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology at Braga, University of Minho, in a visit promoted by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia and Ministério para a Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior.
The Russian delegation was composed by Alexander Safonov, Vice-President for Academic Development; Lawrence Stein, Vice-President for International Affairs and Development; and Eric Achtmann, Advisor to the President for Innovation. At the University of Minho, the delegation attended a presentation of the 10 years of the MIT Portugal and the Program Governance Structure by Pedro Arezes, MIT Portugal National director. Afterwards, Professor Eugénio Ferreira, MIT Portugal faculty member, led the Skoltech Representatives on a brief tour to the Bioengineering Research facilities. The visitors were interested in the governance model and activities of International Partnership, such as MIT Portugal, and the management model of Portuguese Universities and research institutes.