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.

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MIT's Prof. Sussman names 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.

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MIT Portugal Program Launches Distinguished Lecture Series

Lisbon --- This week, the MIT Portugal Program will launch a Distinguished Lecture Series featuring leading innovators in science and technology. The inaugural lecture will be given in Lisbon on Friday Nov. 30 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Yossi Sheffi, who is Director of MIT's Engineering Systems Division.

The lecture series is designed to highlight cutting edge work in science and technology, bringing top innovators to Portugal to share their work relevant to education, research, industry and society.
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Launch of the Joint PhD Program in Transportation

In conjunction with the workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems organized by the Transportation Systems Focus Area, a ceremony will take place on Monday 22 October, at 14:00 h, for the signature of the protocol that formally associates the three Portuguese schools engaged in this Focus Area (IST / Tech Univ Lisbon, Fac of Engineering of the Univ of Porto, Fac of Science and Technology of the Univ Coimbra) in a PhD program in Transportation.

MIT-Portugal Reviews First Year, Celebrates Bio-Engineering Program Launch

Lisbon, Portugal ---Representatives and leaders from the MIT Portugal program and government officials gathered last week to review the progress of the program over the past 11 months and set a strategy for the next year.

In a press conference Wednesday October 10th, officials from the program discussed the tangible results for the MIT Portugal Program and praised the speed with which the academic programs have been launched.

A panel of officials spoke to a group of national journalists and others at the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.

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