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MIT Portugal

Overview

The MIT Portugal Program is a collaboration between Portuguese Universities, Research centers, Industry and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that seeks to promote the investment in science, technology and higher education as a catalyzer for social and economic development in Portugal.

Launched in 2006, the program has built a research platform for cutting-edge concepts in promising areas of science and technology such as stem cell engineering for regenerative medicine, sustainable energy and transportation systems, integrated product design and medical devices.

The MIT Portugal Program promotes the development of demonstration research projects (test-beds) for the development of new products and services with a global reach, fostering an increase of competitiveness of Portuguese economy in the knowledge-based industry. A core component of the Program is its pioneer model in the field of education with emphasis on the Innovation and Entrepreneurships and in the collaboration of Portuguese Universities and MIT.

MIT Portugal Activities at Técnico Lisboa

IST has been leading MIT Portugal Program research projects across the different fields of action mentioned before and also a degree awarding institution in four engineering systems disciplines:

  • Bioengineering Systems
  • Engineering Design and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Transportation Systems

To date, the program has enrolled more than 500 students from all over the world and has involved at least 70 faculty members and researchers at MIT and 270 Portuguese faculty.

Doctoral Programs

The four doctoral programs are offered by a consortia of Portuguese institutions in collaboration with the MIT.

Leaders for Technical Industries (LTI)

PhD degree offered by the University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the University of Minho (School of Engineering) and the University of Porto (FEUP).

Academic background:

Background in mechanical, electronic, industrial, chemistry or material/polymers engineering. Other technical education background may be considered, e.g., mathematics, physics or industrial design.

Sustainable Energy Systems

PhD degree offered by the University of Lisbon (ISEG, IST, FCUL) in association with the University of Coimbra (FEUC and FCTUC) and the University of Porto (FEUP).
Academic background:

Background in one of the following areas: mechanical, electrotechnic, civil or environmental engineering; computer science; physics; architecture; economics or management.

Bio-engineering Systems

PhD degree offered by University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the New University of Lisbon (FCTUNL), the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), and the University of Minho.
Academic background:

Biological and biochemical engineering, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences or other areas related with bioengineering.

Transportation Systems

Offered by the University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the University of Porto (FEUP).
Academic background:

Candidates will come from a range of disciplines, including civil engineering, urban planning, computer science, economics or other social and engineering sciences.

Master Programs

Complex Transport Infrastructure Systems (CTIS)

M.Sc. offered by the University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) and the University of Porto (FEUP), in collaboration with MIT. This program is oriented to competence building in the conception, overall design, financing and operating complex transport infrastructure systems.

Advanced Training Programs

These programs are post-graduate programs (3rd cycle Bologna).

Technology Management Enterprise (TME)

Offered by the University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the University of Minho and the University of Porto (FEUP), and in collaboration with MIT.

Sustainable Energy Systems

Executive Master Program offered by the University of Lisbon (ISEG and IST) in association with the University of Coimbra (FEUC and FCTUC), University of Lisbon (FCUL), and the University of Porto (FEUP). This program is organized in collaboration with MIT.

Bio-engineering Systems

Advanced training program offered by the l University of Lisbon (IST) in association with the New University of Lisbon (FCTUNL), the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), and the University of Minho, in collaboration with MIT. This program is organized overs core areas in Bioengineering and innovation in Bioengineering.

Applying to the program

Candidates should consult the MIT Portugal Program webpage for further information regarding application periods, Entry requirements, Factors of preference, Selection process, etc. http://www.mitportugal.org/application/applying.html

Applying to Técnico Lisboa

Candidates should first apply to the Program through the MIT Portugal Program website, and confirm their acceptance into a degree program prior to applying to IST.