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Collaboration protocol between Técnico and Católica-Lisbon in the field of advanced training

The two schools celebrated a collaboration protocol that will allow to develop joint programmes that combine the areas of technology and engineering with economics and management.

Técnico and Católica-Lisbon celebrated a collaboration protocol in the field of advanced training that will combine the areas of technology and engineering with economics and management. The online ceremony took place this Friday, September 11.

The event was attended by the president of Técnico, professor Rogério Colaço, the vice-president for Administrative Management, professor Helena Ramos, the vice-president for Corporate Relations and Operations, professor Pedro Amaral, the executive director of Técnico+, Tiago Guerra, the director of Católica-Lisbon, professor Filipe Santos, the Dean for Executive Education, professor Céline Abecassis Moedas, and the Manager of Open Enrollment Programmes, Nuno Rolo.

“This is the beginning of a collaboration that will grow”, said professor Rogério Colaço. “Our country does not have much tradition in this type of advanced training that combines technical and technological areas with economics and management. We have a unique opportunity to provide great quality programmes to our professionals”, said the president of Técnico.

The president of Católica-Lisbon expressed his honour and pleasure to be part of this partnership and highlighted Técnico’s scientific achievements and business link. According to professor Filipe Santos “when two schools of excellence team up in complementary areas, the result is a unique opportunity to create differentiated value in the market through this area of executive training”.

The two schools propose to jointly prepare advanced professional training actions that combine the experience and excellence of the two schools. The advanced training course in Cyber security Training for Managers results from this protocol and begins on October 14th. The 2nd edition of BlockChain & SmartContracts Training Course will take place this November.

At the end of the ceremony, professor Pedro Amaral shared his pride to join this team. “I think that this protocol will allow us to contribute to something really useful for society, such as executive, technical and advanced training”.