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, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor João Paulo Serejo Goulão Crespo, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor António Carlos Bárbara Grilo, Prof. Associado c/Agregação
  • Doutor Isabel Maria da Silva Pereira Amaral, Prof. Associada
  • Doutor Nuno Miguel Ribeiro Videira Costa, Prof. Associado

Representatives of Academic Staff and Researchers

  • Doutor Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor João Jorge Ribeiro Soares Gonçalves de Araújo, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor José Paulo Moreira dos Santos, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor João Carlos da Palma Goes, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor Pedro Miguel Ribeiro Viana Baptista, Prof. Catedrático
  • Doutor António Brandão Moniz, Prof. Associado c/Agregação
  • Doutor Isabel Maria Godinho de Sá Nogueira, Prof. Catedrática
  • Doutor Alexandra de Jesus Branco Ribeiro, Prof. Associada c/Agregação
  • Doutor Ana Cecília Afonso Roque, Prof. Associada c/Agregação
  • Doutor João Alexandre Carvalho Pinheiro Leite, Prof. Associado c/Agregação
  • Doutor José Carlos Ribeiro Kullberg, Prof. Associado c/Agregação
  • Doutora Isabel Maria das Mercês Ferreira, Prof. Associada c/Agregação
  • Doutor Maria Paulina Santos Forte de Faria Rodrigues, Prof. Associada
  • Doutor Ana Luísa da Graça Batista Custódio, Prof. Associada
  • Doutor Maria Margarida Boavida Pontes Gonçalves, Prof. Auxiliar
  • Doutor Ana Sofia Leonardo Vilela de Matos, Prof. Auxiliar
  • Doutor Márcia Gomes Vilarigues, Prof. Auxiliar
  • Doutor Paula Cristina Dias Gonçalves Urze, Prof. Auxiliar
  • Doutor Ana Catarina Bernardino Baptista, Investigadora


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 Maria do Rosário de Meireles Ferreira Cabrita

Postal address:

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


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