2010 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Student Orientation in Portugal

September 18th, 2010
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (GPS coordinates: 40°11'11"N 8°24'56"W)
Room: Anfiteatro B2

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program is organizing the Orientation day for the newly enrolled students who are starting their academic year 2010/2011 in Portugal, as well as for the students that are coming to Portugal for the first time. The Orientation day is going to be held in Coimbra on September 18th and the chosen venue is University of Coimbra.


10:30 - 11:00 Registration and welcome coffee

11:00 - 11:10 Welcome to Coimbra

                      João Gabriel Silva, Head, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra

11:10 – 11:25 Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program Overview

                     João Barros, National Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

11:25 – 11:40 New Students Introductions

11:40 – 11:55 Policy on Cheating

11:55 – 12:10 Students Matters (residence card, visa requirements, other issues)

                      Sanja Sontor, Information officer and Event Coordinator, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

12:10 – 12:30 Expectations & Experience

                      Rui Meireles (Ph.D. CS)
                      Filippo Cagnetti (Post Doc Math)

12:30 – 12:45 Alumni Chapter

                      Nuno Seixas and Filipa Jervis, Alumni, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

12:45 - 14:15   Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 How to Create a Company

                      Paulo Santos, Instituto Pedro Nunes

14:45 – 15:15 From Research to the Market

                      Pedro Bizarro, Feedzai

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15 The Importance of Innovation

                       Marco Costa, Critical Software

16:15 – 16:45 Innovation in a Globalized Market

                       Pedro Falcão, Novabase Capital 

16: 45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks

                       João Barros, National Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

Registration Form for the Students (deadline: September 3, 2010):

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