Programs in Portugal

The Young Chemists Group of the Portuguese Chemistry Society, the 3B’s Research Group and the Chemistry Department at the University of Minho are pleased to announce the 5th Portuguese Young Chemists Meeting (5º PYCheM) and 1st European Young Chemists Meeting (1st EYCheM)which will be held in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, from April 26th to April 29th, 2015. 

Science and Technology Information

Science and technology in Portugal is mainly conducted within a network of research and development (R&D) units belonging to public universities and state-managed autonomous research institutions. There are also non-state-run research institutions and some private R&D projects developed by companies.

In Portugal, a network of research and development units belonging to public universities and state-managed autonomous research institutions like the INETI - Instaituto Nacional de Engenharia, Tecnologia e Inovação, the ITN - Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, the INRB - Instituto Nacional dos Recursos Biológicos, the INSA - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, the IPO - Instituto Português de Oncologia, the LNEC - Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil and the LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas, makes the core of Portugal's science and technology research output. The funding of this research system is mainly conducted under the authority of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, namely through its foundation for science and technology, the FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia.

Education System in Portugal
School Year Age of entry School Stage  
  0 Nursery  
  3 Kindergarten  
1st year 6 1st Cycle Basic Education
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5th year 10 2nd Cycle  
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7th year 12 3rd Cycle  
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10th year 15   Secondary Education and Professional Education
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12th year 17