On the 17th and 18th October, a Portuguese delegation led by the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, which also included the President of the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT), Paulo Ferrão, and the CRUP representative, António Cunha, was at MIT in Boston, to discuss and plan the development of a new partnership between Portugal and the American university.

This visit is part of a series of contacts established between the Portuguese stakeholders and the American universities involved in the Science and Education international partnerships, namely MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and yhe University of Texas at Austin, aiming to define a new and more ambitious framework for these impactful international partnerships.

Manuel Heitor MITAntónio Cunha, Manuel Heitor and Paulo Ferrão at MIT