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Calls open for MIT Portugal Program and advanced courses for 2014-2015

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the MIT Portugal Program launch the call for PhD scholarships, under the terms of the following international PhD programs in Portugal and at MIT: bioengineering systems, leaders for technical industries, sustainable energy systems, and transportation systems.

For the programs mentioned above, 10 scholarships per year, per program are attributed to selected candidates. Applications are also open for the following advanced courses: bioengineering systems (advanced studies), sustainable energy systems (executive masters), technology management enterprise (executive masters), transportation systems (MSc).

The MIT Portugal Program is an international partnership involving MIT and Portuguese universities and industry. The goal of the initiative is to strengthen the country’s knowledge base and international competitiveness through a strategic investment in people, knowledge and ideas in innovative technology sectors.

The MIT Portugal Program aims to provide world-class training — including real-world preparation for future employment — in leading-edge areas of engineering, management, and policy to top students who seek to become leaders in technological innovation. For students with an international outlook seeking to develop a systems approach to their research and career development, these programs offer a special opportunity to engage with the best that MIT and Portugal have to offer.

Deadline for applying to the programs: doctoral programs: Jan. 26 - April 15, 5 p.m. (GMT); advance course in bioengineering, executive master in technology management enterprise, and MSc in complex transport infrastructure systems: January 26 — May 15, 5 p.m. (GMT); and executive master in sustainable energy systems: Feb. 11 — June 15, 5 p.m. (GMT).

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