Instituto Superior Técnico
IST (or just Técnico) was founded on 23rd May 1911 by Alfredo Bensaúde. The 1st centenary of Técnico, in 2011, marked a historic milestone in a School that keeps its traditions and values, projecting them into a global and highly skilled world. Innovation, Knowledge and Technology are Técnico’s guiding principles, which promote excellence and fit the requirements of a knowledge-based society. Técnico is part of Universidade de Lisboa, the largest and the most competitive university in Portugal, and is recognised as a prestigious school at national and international level, namely in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology. It comprises Portugal’s most prestigious Laboratories and RD&I centres.
IST has three campuses with privileged access to Lisbon’s main points of interest. The Lisbon AESOP2017 conference will be held on the Alameda Campus. IST has approximately 11.458 students enrolled and 853 is the total of Técnico’s faculty and rersearchers. It offers over 80 academic programmes of 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles, a wide range of academic programmes adjusted to Bologna Process and attempting to respond to market changes and investing in continuous training. It offers more than 20 joint Master programmes (Dual Degree) and participates in joint PhD programmes with MIT, CMU, UT-Austin and EPFL.
Study at Técnico is an experience for life. The employment rate is one of Técnico’ s success factors: 86% of IST graduates get a job within 6 months after graduation, and 43% of IST students get a job even before graduation. Research at IST is organised in over 50 R&D centres addressing a multidisciplinary research in an international and multicultural atmosphere. Learn more about Técnico Instituto Superior Técnico.