The Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) is a Research Institute committed to excellence in Bioscience and Biomedicine. It was the first Associated Laboratory in Portugal, and is part of the Network of European Neuroscience Institutes (ENI). The CNC brings together researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Pharmacy and Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra, as well as from the University Hospitals (HUC) and Pharmaceutical industries.
Instituto Superior Técnico was established with the objective of providing the country with Engineers with know-how and the necessary skills to succeed in their professional lives, while simultaneously contributing to the economic development of the country. IST offers 21 undergraduate programmes, attended by over 8900 students, covering a wide range of areas of knowledge, which, include not only the traditional engineering specializations but also other more modern areas such as Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Physics Engineering.
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
Today MIT is a world-class educational institution. Teaching and research-with relevance to the practical world as a guiding principle-continue to be its primary purpose. MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.
The University of Minho (UMinho), founded in 1973, began its academic activity in 1975/76. UMinho is renowned for the quality of its teaching, the quality of its students, the public recognition given to its Alumni, and for its intervention and strong links with the local community and the surrounding region.
The Universidade Nova de Lisboa is the youngest public institution for higher education and scientific research within the Lisbon metropolitan area. It was founded in 1973 within a framework of expansion and diversification in Portuguese higher education. At present, NOVA consists of five Faculties, three Institutes and one School, which offers a wide variety of courses in all areas of knowledge. It awards undergraduate degrees in around 40 areas and offers 65 Masters, 20 PhDs and 44 Postgraduate degree programs.