MIT Professor Named IST Visiting Professor, Awarded Fulbright Study Tour

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Prof. Richard de Neufville

Richard de Neufville, MIT Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems and a contributor to the Transportation Systems research of the MIT Portugal Program, has been named a Visiting Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal. He will be on sabbatical there in the Spring of 2008. He was also recently awarded a study tour to the 2008 Fulbright German Studies Seminar "Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formation".

MIT Portugal Program meets the high school of Amadora

During the next five years, the MIT-Portugal Program, in association with “Ciência Viva” will take professors of the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) to high schools in Portugal. The first session of this initiative took place on November 16th, at 10h30, at the Basic School D. Francisco Manuel de Melo, at Amadora.

The session objectives and the Portuguese context were provided by Dr. Rosália Vargas, the “Ciência Viva” Program Director and by Prof. Paulo Ferrão, the MIT Portugal Program Director.

MIT's Prof. Joe Sussman named AAAS Fellow

Joseph M. Sussman, the JR East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Engineering Systems Division, is one of six MIT faculty members to be elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for 2007, the AAAS announced today. Sussman was also one of the Transportation Focus Area leads for the MIT Portugal Program, until he started his sabbatical recently.

MIT Portugal Students Find Surprises, Some Differences at MIT

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MIT Portugal Visiting students Patricia Fortes and Luis Martinez in front of the MIT dome.

Cambridge, Mass. --- With the launch of the MIT Portugal Program's new academic courses this fall in Portugal, the MIT community has welcomed visiting PhD students on this side of the Atlantic.

A small group of Portuguese students arrived on campus in September and spent three months to work with professors in their research area, collaborate with other students and attend lectures and presentations.

MIT Portugal External Review Committee Releases Review Report

MIT-Portugal Program External Review Committee
Report of Assessment
October 2007

The External Review Committee of the MIT-Portugal Program met on October 11 and 12, in Lisbon.

The Committee assessed the progress of the program and it was impressed by the achievements in the first year of the MIT-Portugal Program: 4 PhD Programs, 3 Professional Masters and 17 signed contracts with Institutions.

The MIT-Portugal Program is becoming a role model for academic institutions, which has the potential of developing into a leading example in Europe.