IIT Roorkee has signed an MoU with Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal on May 24, 2019. The existing collaboration between IITR and IST, at the research level, will be fortified and expanded to promote student and faculty exchanges, joint degree programs, and curriculum development. In a ceremony organized at IST, the MoU was signed by Prof. Arlindo Oliveira (President, IST), witnessed by Prof. P. Arumugam (Associate Dean of International Relations, IITR) and Prof. Luis Silveira (Vice-President for International Affairs, IST). Prof. Lidia Ferreira (CeFMA and Department of Physics, IST), Prof. Isabel Correia (Centro de Química Estrutural, IST), and Prof. Joaquim Cabral (Department of Bioengineering, IST) who have active collaborations with IITR, are felicitated. Ms. Ana Pipio (Coordinator of the International Affairs Office, IST) coordinated the event.
Founded in 1911, IST is a public school of engineering and technology, part of Universidade de Lisboa (University of Lisbon). IST’s alumni have held prominent positions in both the private and public sectors of Portuguese society, having produced numerous CEOs, government ministers, 3 Prime Ministers of Portugal, and 1 Secretary-General of the United Nations.