Government Partners

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)

The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) started its operations in August 1997. The mission of the FCT consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that become available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and well being of the general public.

The UT Austin|Portugal Program was launched in 2007, funded by the FCT in the “Partnerships for the Future” framework. Partnerships for the Future supports international programs with world-class institutions including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie-Mellon University, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and Harvard Medical School.

Governo de Portugal / Ministério da Educação e Ciência

Ministério da Educação e Ciência (MEC)