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Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

The Foundation for Science and Technology (Portuguese: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia), FCT, is an organization within the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior in Portugal which evaluates and funds scientific research activities, in particular in the areas of natural sciences, exact sciences, social sciences and humanities. FCT was founded in 1997, succeeding the Junta Nacional de Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (JNICT).[1]

Foundation for Science and Technology
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Portugal
Agency executive
  • Paulo Ferrão, President
Parent agencyMinistério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior
Websitehttp://www.fct.pt/

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Vision[1]Edit

  • To establish Portugal as a global reference in science, technology and innovation
  • Ensure that knowledge generated by scientific research is used fully, for economic growth and the well-being of all citizens

Research units funded by FCTEdit

Most scientific research in Portugal takes place in R&D institutions financed and evaluated by FCT. As of 2019 there are 26 Associate Laboratories[2] and 307 R&D Units[3], where 22 000 researchers work everyday. These institutions are regularly evaluated by FCT.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FCT — About FCT". www.fct.pt. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  2. ^ "FCT — Associate Laboratories — List". www.fct.pt. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. ^ "Unidades de Investigação". www.fct.pt. Retrieved 2019-01-04.

External linksEdit