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New FCT chief recognizes need for more resources for science

New FCT chief recognizes need for more resources for science

The The new president of the FCT, who took office at a ceremony in Lisbon, chaired by Minister Elvira Fortunato, defended the importance of raising funds for the scientific system, to which the official later replied, during her speech, that in the coming years Portugal would have access to funds “as never before.” before,” through the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) and other tools.

Maria Maddalena Alves considered leadership of the FCT the “biggest” challenge she had ever faced and promised to work in dialogue with the scientific community.

“We will be an attentive and intrusive steering council” in several areas, he said, stressing gender equality and “care for young people”.

According to the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, “a lot of work” follows, but as a team. “That’s how I do,” he said.

Maria Maddalena dos Santos Alves has a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Minho. Francisco João Duarte Cordero Correia dos Santos, Vice President, Amelia María Boland da Silva and Antonio Bob Mora Santos (members) also took over today’s Board of Directors duties.

The Minister expressed the hope that the new direction would contribute to promoting the concept of “simple science”.

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