Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese government, through its Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education have entered into a unique long-term education and research partnership. The goal of the program is to foster scientific and technological skills at the highest levels and to stimulate collaborative research and development activities.

The collaboration has an emphasis on information processing and networking, including applications to critical infrastructures and risk assessment, as well as complementary areas of applied mathematics, technology, innovation and policy. The Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Program involves several dozen professors, researchers and students from six colleges, eight departments, and six research centers and institutes at Carnegie Mellon and a large consortia of Portuguese research and education institutions, including 12 higher education institutions, four associate laboratories, one applied research institute and two governmental agencies.

To support the collaboration a joint Information and Communication Technologies Institute has been created.

This is an international "virtual" institution with poles in Portugal and at Carnegie Mellon. Carnegie Mellon brings to the program experience in international collaboration and a unique and widely acclaimed experience in multidisciplinary approaches to issues concerning the role played by technology in society.

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