About FCT

About FCT



As stated in the Statutes of FCT NOVA, The Dean is the organ of governance and external representation of FCT NOVA that defines and enforces the institution’s policies. The Dean must:

  1. Preside over the Executive Council, Management Council, Scientific Council and Pedagogical Council, with the power to delegate these duties to Vice-Deans;
  2. Approve the academic calendar and schedules of academic staff, after hearing the Scientific and Pedagogical Councils;
  3. Carry out the decisions of the Scientific Council and the Pedagogical Council, when these are binding;
  4. Exercise disciplinary authority, as delegated by the Rector;
  5. Prepare the budget and annual activity plan, as well as activity and financial reports;
  6. Appoint the presidents of the departments, after hearing the departments;
  7. Ratify the elections for the heads of research centres;
  8. Appoint the General Coordinator of the research centres, after hearing the heads of the research centres; 
  9. Perform other duties prescribed by law or the Statutes of FCT NOVA;
  10. Perform the duties delegated by the Rector.



Building I - 1st Floor


Professor Virgílio Cruz Machado

Postal address:

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus de Caparica
2829-516 Caparica


Elisabete Carreira

Felicidade Ferreira



(+351) 212 948 300 - 15001 (internal number)


(+351) 212 941 999