The details of the agreement between the Portuguese State and MIT are presented next Wednesday. After months of negotiations, the final agreement involves 26 higher education institutions and an investment of 60 million euros.
According to Saturday’s edition of Expresso, the agreement with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will create master’s and doctoral degrees in almost three dozen schools in the fields of engineering and management.
The universities of Lisbon, Porto, Minho, Coimbra are involved in the initiative, as well as the Technical, Nova de Lisboa and Católica universities. Of the 60 million euros of planned public investment, 32 million will be channeled to national education and research institutions.
The agreement with MIT was one of the first initiatives aligned within the scope of the Technological Plan to be known. More than a year later, the ceremony that will formalize the agreement, which was expected to be completed quickly, is now scheduled.
Today’s edition of Público explains, however, that disagreements between the Portuguese management schools involved in the initiative will have taken longer than expected to prepare an agreement.
The daily, which had access to the final report on the evaluation of the conditions of the schools, reveals that the document points out problems in the negotiations with the management schools that required more negotiation time.
2006-09-12 – Partnership with MIT officially presented on October 11