NOVA School of Science and Technology (NOVA FCT) and the multinational consultancy firm NTT DATA have recently entered into a multi-year agreement aimed at expediting the professional journeys of university students. Additionally, the collaboration seeks to foster joint initiatives, encompassing research, innovation, and technology transfer activities, among others.
This protocol marks the beginning of a collaborative process, potentially involving research endeavors within curricular internships, master's dissertations, and doctoral programs. It also establishes opportunities for professorships, scholarships, and customized training to address market or organizational needs.
Through this partnership, NOVA FCT students will gain firsthand insights into the professional opportunities provided by NTT DATA, actively participating in employment and market-oriented forums organized by the School.
Ana Rodrigo Gonçalves, Head of Partnerships & Engagement at NOVA FCT, notes, "The partnership aligns with our strategy of strengthening ties with the business world. It not only provides students with practical and critical opportunities that enhance their curriculum and transition to the job market but also fosters innovation, knowledge transfer, and economic growth."
Pedro Fonseca, Head of University Relations and Digital Upskill at NTT DATA Portugal, adds that "this agreement with NOVA FCT makes us very proud and excited about the future, as it opens doors for the development of many initiatives that will not only be relevant to both entities, but above all, to the students of the faculty, who will thus have the possibility to get to know NTT DATA better, access professional opportunities more quickly and, who knows, even accelerate their knowledge and skills through professorships, scholarships, internships and research projects."