Instituto Superior Técnico

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UT Austin Portugal

Overview

Under The University of Texas at Austin-¬Portugal Program, the “Collaboratory for Emerging Technologies” (CoLab) was launched on March 22nd 2006 The UT Austin|Portugal Program. The CoLab has been a long-term collaborative project that aims to increase research and postgraduate studies in emerging technologies, with particular emphasis on media and digital content, advanced computing, mathematics, as well as other emerging technologies.

CoLab’s strategy relies on promoting Portuguese scientific and technological capacity and reinforcing the status of Portugal’s scientific institutions at an international level. This program involves a partnership between The University of Texas at Austin and several national universities and laboratories in Portugal. Overall, the program involved about 80 Portuguese doctoral students by the summer 2010.

Please find more information at www.utaustinportugal.org.

The activities of CoLab are divided in three major groups:

  1. Interdisciplinary research and advanced education activities in areas encompassing digital media, advanced computing and mathematics;
  2. On-job training for entrepreneurs and technology transfer officers and related technology commercialization activities, including internships and = an exchange program for entrepreneurs and technology transfer officers, in a w= ay to form a University Technology Enterprise Network, UTEN; and
  3. Continuous identification and promotion of cooperation in emerging technologies between UTAustin and Portuguese institutions.

UT Austin-Portugal Activities at IST

Within CoLab, IST is involved in the following research activities and dual doctoral programs:

CoLab UT Austin – Portugal Mathematics and Doctoral Program in Mathematics

Under the CoLab agreement, the IST will participate in several events and initiatives: the Lisbon-University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. Program in Mathematics (LUTAMath), a post-doctoral and junior faculty exchange program, summer schools and research projects.

The LUTAMath is a joint PhD program between the Mathematics Departments of the three Lisbon public Universities (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and the University of Texas at Austin.

The CoLab Mathematics Summer Schools aim at providing an opportunity for PhD students and junior faculty to meet and learn from well known specialist in diverse areas of mathematics. The first summer school was held at Instituto Superior Técnico in June 16-20, 2008.

Advanced Computing and Doctoral Program in Computational and Engineering Sciences

Under the CoLab agreement, Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST) will participate in several events and initiatives: the IST -University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. Program in Computational Engineering, a post-doctoral and junior faculty exchange program, research workshops and projects.

The joint Ph.D. program is organized by IST (Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mathematics) and the University of Texas at Austin.

The CoLab workshop in Computational Engineering: Fluid Dynamics is a yearly event that aims at bringing together Ph.D. students and junior faculty with well known experts in the areas of Computational Engineering. This year it will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, from July 10-11 2008.

Program coordinator contact

CoLab UT Austin – Portugal Mathematics and Doctoral Program in Mathematics Prof. Juha Videman
Advanced Computing and Doctoral Program in Computational and Engineering Sciences Prof. Carlos Mota Soares

PhD Grants

A limited number of PhD grants will be offered by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) to interested candidates wishing to enroll as doctoral students in these doctoral programs.