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

  • Professor Doutor Nuno Manuel Robalo Correia, Professor Catedrático
  • Professor Doutor João Carlos Lima, Professor Catedrático
  • Professora Doutora Ana Cecília Afonso Roque, Professora Catedrática
  • Professor Doutor Nuno Miguel Ribeiro Videira Costa, Professor Associado
  • Professora Doutora Helena Maria Lourenço Carvalho Remígio, Professora Associada

Representatives of Academic Staff and Researchers

  • Professora Doutora Elvira Maria Correia Fortunato, Professora Catedrática
  • Professor Doutor Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Viana Baptista, Professor Catedrático
  • Professor Doutor Nuno Manuel Ribeiro Preguiça, Professor Catedrático
  • Professor Doutor António Manuel Pinho Ramos, Professor Catedrático
  • Professora Doutora Maria da Graça Madeira Martinho, Professora Catedrática
  • Professor Doutor Carlos Lodeiro Espiño, Professor Catedrático
  • Professor Doutor Hugo Filipe Silveira Gamboa, Professor Catedrático
  • Professor Doutor João Pedro de Sousa Oliveira, Professor Catedrático
  • Professora Doutora Maria de Fátima Guerreiro da Silva Campos Raposo, Professora Catedrática
  • Doutora Ana Belén Pereiro Estevéz, Investigadora Principal
  • Professor Doutor José Manuel Matos Ribeiro da Fonseca, Professor Associado com Agregação
  • Professor Doutor José Ricardo Ramos Franco Tavares, Professor Associado com Agregação
  • Professora Doutora Paula Cristina Gonçalves Dias Urze, Professora Associada com Agregação
  • Professora Doutora Márcia Gomes Vilarigues, Professora Associada com Agregação
  • Professor Doutor Pedro António de Brito Tavares, Professor Associado
  • Professora Doutora Ana Cristina Malheiro Casimiro, Professora Associada
  • Professora Doutora Maria da Graça Azevedo Brito, Professora Auxiliar
  • Professora Doutora Cláudia Regina Pereira Quaresma, Professora Auxiliar
  • Doutora Marta Isabel Belchior Lopes, Investigadora Auxiliar


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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(+351) 212 948 538

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