Portugal: 35 per cent of Research is Made in Universities and Similar Higher Education Institutes

In a time when economic constraints seems to be everywhere, the Portuguese investment in research and development continues to demonstrate signs of growth, currently coming to almost 2.800 million €, or 1.71% of the national GDP. Thus, the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnogia (FCT) has been pointed as one of the enhancers of this major investment, particularly through measures as a programme that led to hiring of 1.192 new doctorates since 2007 or international partnerships with institutions as MIT, UTEN, Carnegie Mellon or Harvard Medical School.

Read the Portuguese article at Diário Económico Online (January 16th, 2011).