FFCTUNL - Fundação Faculdade de Ciências Tecnologia Universidade Nova Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Faculty of Science and Technology; FCT) is one of the nine academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). The FCT/UNL campus is located in Monte de Caparica and covers approximately 30 ha, with additional capacity expansion to 60 ha.

Founded in 1977, FCT/UNL is one of the most prestigious Portuguese public schools of science and engineering today, with a total enrolment of ca. 7500 students, of which nearly 1400 are postgraduate students (MSc and PhD). Since its foundation, FCT/UNL has given priority to the promotion of research in its areas of activity.

Today FCT/UNL hosts 16 research centres acknowledged by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (of which 3 are rated “excellent” and 6 ”very good”), as well as 2 Poles of research centres (both rated “very good”).

An important measure of academic quality at FCT/UNL is provided by growing employer satisfaction and successful job market insertion of FCT/UNL graduates and postgraduates. In particular, all the programs in engineering have been accredited by the Portuguese Board of Professional Engineers. 

FCT/UNL keeps close links with many Portuguese and foreign universities with regard to the exchange of academic staff and students, as well as collaboration within research projects. The scientific output of FCT/UNL includes a large number of publications in international journals with high impact, which has earned FCT/UNL recognition by its peers. FCT/UNL has ca. 500 academic and research staff (320 PhD holders) and 220 administrative staff.

It has 14 departments/sectors and 8 support services. Through its departments and research centres, FCT/UNL also provides a range of services to public and private enterprises within its areas of expertise.