Medical and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biology and Technology

by Lisbon, Universidade Nova de Lisboa October 15th, 2007

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

The Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Faculty of Sciences and Technology), one of the nine teaching and research units of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, is located at Monte de Caparica, in a campus with an area of 30 ha. Created in 1977, is today one of the most prestigious schools of science and engineering, having near 6000 graduation students, 220 master and 320 doctorate students.

In pursuit of a high level of teaching, a clear guidance since its foundation, the Faculty has tried to consolidate a vast research activity focused on its teaching areas, structured around 14 departments, 14 support services and 18 research centres.

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica

Founded in 1986, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology) is a multidisciplinary institute with more than 300 researchers developing scientific projects under contract with R&D funding agencies in an open and cooperative atmosphere. The current 51 laboratories, organized in five research divisions - chemistry, biology, biological chemistry, plant sciences and technology - cover a wide range of scientific topics and methodologies.

The quality and diversity of the research and researchers at the Institute, make it an exceptional center for higher science education at the post-graduate level and provides ideal conditions for researchers willing to develop their research program and take advantage of the excellent research facilities, equipment, and support services available on site.

Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

Founded in 1977, the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (Faculty of Medical Sciences) is the medical school of Universidade Nova de Lisboa with a total number of about 1200 students. It is structured around a quite innovative model with several pedagogical innovations. Thanks to several protocols established with a broad network of hospitals and other health institutions, the clinic cycle offers students a significant flexibility in the enhancement of their medical knowledge and in their scientific research, which is vital to the quality of education.

In the scientific research area, the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas invests particularly in specific subjects, such as chronic diseases, aging, molecular genetics, services research, immunology, neurophysiology, lipids biochemistry and pharmacokinetics of retroviral drugs, among others.

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

Created in 1902, the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), was integrated in Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1980.

The Institute was one of the world's earliest pioneers in the study of tropical diseases and the improvement of health in tropical societies, mainly in former Portuguese colonies. Nowadays, the Institute works in partnership with many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and has strong activity in Research and Development, through national and international competitively attributed funds.

Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (National School of Public Health), is an academic institution oriented towards higher education and research in public health. Being a pioneer institution in public health teaching in Portugal, the School was established in 1966 and has its roots in the Central Institute of Hygiene, founded in Lisbon in 1902. The School is currently investing in health promotion and innovation, both at a teaching and research & development and cooperative level, through a large network of national and international partnerships.

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