Scientific Council


The Scientific Council is composed of 24 representatives elected by all

  1. Professors and Career Researchers and other Professors and Researchers working with the Faculty in full time basis, with contracts of at least one year. Both must have a Doctor Degree, whatever the nature of their relationship to the institution;
  2. Representatives of recognized and evaluated research units, rated higher than or “Equal” or “Good”, by the Ministry competent for these kinds of competences.

Representatives of the Research Centers

  • Doutor Luís Manuel Camarinha de Matos, Professor Catedrático
  • Doutor João Paulo Serejo Goulão Crespo, Professor Catedrático
  • Doutora Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho, Professora Associada c/Agregaçãoo
  • Doutor Nuno Miguel Ribeiro Videira Costa, Professor Associado
  • Doutora Isabel Maria da Silva Pereira Amaral, Professora Auxiliar

    Representatives of Academic Staff and Researchers

    • Doutor Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins, Professor Catedrático
    • Doutor João Jorge Ribeiro Soares Gonçalves de Araújo, Professor Catedrático
    • Doutor João Carlos da Palma Goes, Professor Catedrático
    • Doutor Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Viana Baptista, Professor Catedrático
    • Doutora Isabel Maria Godinho de Sá Nogueira, Professora Catedrática
    • Doutor António Brandão Moniz, Professor Associado c/Agregação
    • Doutora Alexandra de Jesus Branco Ribeiro, Professora Associada c/Agregação
    • Doutora Ana Cecília Afonso Roque, Professora Associada c/Agregação
    • Doutor João Alexandre Carvalho Pinheiro Leite, Professor Associado c/Agregação
    • Doutor José Carlos Ribeiro Kullberg, Professor Associado c/Agregação
    • Doutora Isabel Maria das Mercês Ferreira, Professora Associada c/Agregação
    • Doutor António Manuel Pinho Ramos, Professor Associado c/Agregação
    • Doutora Maria Margarida Boavida Pontes Gonçalves, Professora Associada
    • Doutora Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos, Professora Associada
    • Doutora Márcia Gomes Vilarigues, Professora Auxiliar c/Agregação
    • Doutora Paula Cristina Dias Gonçalves Urze, Professora Auxiliar
    • Doutora Cláudia Regina Pereira Quaresma, Professora Auxiliar
    • Doutora Ana Catarina Bernardino Baptista, Investigadora
    • Doutor Tomás Augusto Barros Ramos, Professor Associado c/Agregação


                                As indicated in the Statutes of FCT NOVA, The Scientific Council must:

                                1. Prepare its regulations;
                                2. Assess the scientific activity plan of FCT NOVA;
                                3. Issue pronouncements on the creation, modification and/or extinction of departments and research units;
                                4. Decide upon the teaching load assigned to academic staff, subjecting it to the Dean’s approval; 
                                5. Issue pronouncements regarding the creation of courses, and approve the study plans of the courses offered at FCT NOVA;
                                6. Propose or decide upon the conferral of titles and/or honorific distinctions, by a two-thirds majority of its members;
                                7. Propose or decide upon the establishment of scholarly awards;  
                                8. Propose or decide upon the establishment of international agreements and/or partnerships;  
                                9. Propose the composition of juries for academic examinations and evaluations;  
                                10. Perform other duties prescribed by the law applicable to academic and research staff, including the recruitment of said staff; 
                                11. Issue pronouncements on the nomination of Program Coordinators and Scientific Committees.



                                Building I - 1st Floor

                                Vice-Dean for the Scientific Council:

                                Professor José Paulo Santos

                                Postal address:

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


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